Support Her Empowerment & Girls' Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology Initiative (SHE's GREAT!)

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Key Information

SHE’s  GREAT!  is  a  holistic  community-based  gender  responsive  program  for  boys  and girls  in order  to identify and  transform  gender  stereotypes  and  build inclusive communities  where  students  are  equipped with  the networks,  Science,  Technology,  Engineering,  Arts/Design,  and  Math  (STEAM)  training,  confidence,  and leadership skills  to fully  participate in  their  communities  and careers.  Through the  SHE’s  GREAT!  program implementation,  a  greater  network  of  stakeholders  and  partners  at  the  community  and  national  levels  are harnessed  to better  promote girls’  increased economic,  technology,  leadership,  and innovation skills  and opportunities

The SHE’s GREAT! 1.0 program, which ran from October 2018 to October 2023, engaged 4,269 participants from seven countries (Benin, the Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia, Jordan, Guatemala, Saint Lucia, and Ukraine). SHE’s GREAT! 2.0 is a holistic community-based gender responsive program for youth which aims to identify and transform gender stereotypes and build inclusive communities where students are equipped with the networks, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, and Math (STEAM) training, confidence, and leadership skills to fully participate in their communities and careers.

Through the SHE’s GREAT! 2.0 program, a greater network of stakeholders and partners at the community and national levels are harnessed to better promote girls’ increased economic, technology, leadership, and innovation skills and opportunities.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Benin, Georgia, Guatemala, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Saint Lucia, Ukraine

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2018 -


US Department of State

Ministry Affiliation




COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


13 - 17

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

School-related gender-based violence

  • Support in and around schools (e.g. peer counseling, adult-to-student counseling)

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • STEM - in the classroom
  • STEM - outside the classroom
  • Tutoring - general

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training
  • Leadership training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Micah Johnston
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project Manager