The future belongs to she who creates it.
A new project designed with black, brown, indigenous, and API girls at the center, Sheectricity is a girls' empowerment ecosystem that brings together technology, culture, and community to create safe and nurturing online and in-person environments for girls to learn, grow, innovate, and lead. Through interactive online tools and in-person experiences, SheLectricity girls engage in Creativity, Personal Development, STEAM-based learning, Entrepreneurship, and Network Building.
In September 2018, the NoVo Foundation awarded SheLectricity a 3-year grant for $450,000 to “SEED FUND” the design, build, and launch in our first 3 hub cities - Oakland, Los Angeles, and Memphis - in Fall 2019. Shelectricity will to scale over time to reach girls across the country and a cross the world who need safe and nurturing online and in-person experiences, relationships, and support in order to learn, grow, innovate, and lead.
With our initial funding, Shelectricity built an online platform focused content, connection, and community and a Youth Leadership Program focusing on leadership development for girls.
We are fortunate to have been joined by additional Funding Partners including The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, The Roberta Flack Foundation, Michael Stars Foundation, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Womens Foundation of Greater Mempis through their Young Women's Initiative/Young Women's Advisory Council work .
SheLectricity is the brainchild of Anasa Troutman.
Best known for her work as the long time manager, producer and thought partner to Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, India.Arie, Anasa is a cultural strategist, producer, and entrepreneur focused on the importance of culture and the power of love. As CEO of her company, Culture Shift Creative, Anasa works to build and execute culture based social impact strategies for artists, brands and causes. Named one of the 50 Black Women Founders To Watch by Essence Magazine, Anasa was invited twice to the White House by the Obama administration to advise on cultural policy.
Through her experience in youth development and digital storytelling, Nahid strives to create and support safe spaces (digitally and physically) that honor the authentic experiences of young people of color.
Lora is an experienced Chief Strategy Officer and Producer working in the civic & social organization fields.