Step Up Women's Network With Lubna Hindi

Step Up Women's Network propels girls living in or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

Step Up believes all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Step Up is a special place where we all propel the fulfillment of potential. We take pride in our core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our impact strategies.


Step Up works with girls to prepare for high school graduation and empower them to graduate on time. In Step Up, girls work with each other and their mentors to think about and plan for life after high school.

Our Approach

Step Up creates and implements impactful after-school and mentorship programs that are open to all girls enrolled in one of our Step Up partner high schools. We bring our after-school programming, designed to empower teens to become confident, college-bound and career-focused to each campus one or two days a week for a two-hour session. Mentorship opportunities are open to Step Up members in which teens and women can participate in blended (group) mentorship workshops.


98% of all Step Up seniors graduated high school in 2016 and were accepted into college! After just one year of Step Up after-school programs, teens are more confident and place a higher value on getting a college degree. "Being admitted to college is important for me because the thought of actually being a college student is the only thing that keeps me going." -Step Up teen Denise

Kari Steele spoke with Luba Hindi, Manager, Individual Giving and External Relations, about their mentorship programs, how they've changed lubes is many young girl's lives, and how you can get involved as well.

Listen below:

“Bursting with @stepupwomensnetwork pride today after mentoring at the annual College Connections Conference. These bright, ambitious 9th graders are ready to take on the world - and I am so glad they have Step Up as a supportive resource for their journey. Thanks #OathFoundation & the incredible Step Up staff for helping remind me that #MentorshipMatters #OathforGood #FundHerFuture” Repost @alexabrandt 🧡

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