Calling All District Advocates – our next meeting is Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM EDT.  Register HERE

Learn More About the Global Girls Empowerment Initiative on October 11 which is International Day of the Girl Child  

Watch the On Demand event from October 11, 2023.  Be prepared to be amazed and inspired by four impact projects that are Empowering Girls around the world.  Click the link to listen when it’s convenient.

Check out this awesome worldwide webinar on Girls’ Empowerment!

Join Rotary Girls’ Empowerment Ambassadors on October 11th for a showcase of projects from AROUND THE WORLD in celebration of International Day of the Girl Child.
Watch On Demand the October 11th event at
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Featured projects include:
– Youth Leadership Program with Toastmasters (Canada & USA)
– Duma Dolls Initiative (Egypt)
– Head To Heart Initiative (Southern Africa)
– Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen – SALT (Australia)






Register for quarterly webinars at

We are elated that Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and President Elect Gordan McInally have committed to continuing the grassroots initiative of Girls Empowerment.  As immediate Past RI President Shekhar Mehta said in our plenary session at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, the Empowering Girls initiative has taken off and connected with more people than any other initiative in one year’s time.  Zone 33/34 RI Director Jeremy Hurst is not only excited by the energy surrounding this initiative, he is also committed to identifying more Club projects that are scalable and replicable to facilitate more action to empower girls.

As the Zone 33/34 Committee, we are humbled by the outpouring of club projects that have served communities for years to improve the lives of our girls.  It is important to us both that we emphasize that this is a club level initiative.  This is not a “must do” initiative, but more so, a “what are we doing” or “what can we do” initiative, particularly if you, as a district leader, identify needs in your community to empower girls. 

Register here for the next Office Hours on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 AM EDT to hear and share Girls Empowerment Information:

Listen to the the previous Wednesday, June 14, 2023 office hours HERE

We had an incredible event with the United Nations Empowering Girls for the 2023 Commisssion on the Status of Women on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.  

To the registered attendees and panelists, if you missed the event, don’t worry, you can still hear from our amazing powerhouse speakers by clicking HERE to listen to the recording.  To go directly to our recording from March 15th, simply click:  Consider using segments for your upcoming meetings.

We are grateful for the time and the energy that each of you brought to the Zone 33/34 Empowering Girls Webinar.  Being inspired and connecting with thoughts and ideas to spur action was our goal. By the energy in our chat and question and answers, we know that more girls will be empowered by elevating understanding of need and through more service projects.

A sincere thank you to all of our panelists that took time to be a part of our 2nd collaborative webinar as part of the 2023 NGO/Commission on the Status of Women conference at the United Nations. You are all extraordinary leaders doing incredible things for women and girls around the world – we are honored to have you with us for this panel!!  We know that you will be inspired once more when you listen to the recording.

Our Public Image Team has exceeded all expectations in their technical support to include the following recordings for your use at Club meetings, individual learning and other thought sessions. 

Read the Global Gender Gap Report to understand more of the data referenced in the presentation today.

We were also excited as several asked how to find out more about Rotary.  To be connected with someone in your area about a Club that fits your interests and schedule, go to   For more information on Empowering Girls Initiatives: In Zones 33/34, reach out directly to the team at You may also follow us on Facebook:

Quarterly Office Hours:  

Register for the Wednesday, September 13 10 AM EDT office hours at REGISTER HERE 

See the Wednesday, June 14, 2023 webinar HERE

See the Wednesday, February 15, 2023 10:00am – 11:00 am EST  Meeting Recording  HERE

To see our July 20, 2022 office hours meeting go to the Vimeo link at: Empower Girls Now Office Hours Meeting, View the powerpoint from the meeting HERE

To see our September 14 meeting go to the Vimeo link at:  CLICK HERE

To see our webinar from October 11 at 6 PM EST the Zone 33/34 Impact Summit in Baltimore. CLICK HERE

Our goal is to continue increasing awareness of opportunities to Empower Girls through discussion. We also want to increase the success stories, as showcased in our webinar series in 2021-22, which demonstrate the work to elevate awareness, Rotary’s history of empowering girls and club projects that are happening in our Zones.

Want to Join the Empowering Girls Team?  Learn about being a District Advocate.

To learn more about District Advocate Roles, please click here.  Rotary and Rotaract District Advocates will be provided with information and resources to facilitate and promote appropriate Empowering Girls Rotary and Rotaract club-level initiatives by supporting member involvement and service activities in communities.

To see the District Advocate Training Presentation click here.

Read about the Gender Gap Study here.

Thank you for your leadership as you begin the 2022-23 year to Imagine Rotary even more.


Zone 33 Empowering Girls Ambassador Dawn Rochelle, PDG District 7730 

Zone 34 Empowering Girls Ambassador Tina Fischlin, PDG District 6910

“We are going to shine a light on projects that put Rotary service on display to the world, and we are going to do it strategically.” – RI President Jennifer Jones, July 2022 Rotary Magazine