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Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG) is a mentoring organization for girls in grades 3–5 with a focus on female empowerment and healthy habits.[1] and with the goal of helping them to develop skills for lifelong success. The program was started by Lindsay Hyde while she was a high school senior in Miami, Florida and in 2000 when she moved to college, she expanded the program to be a student group at Harvard University. The mentoring began with six college-age women serving as mentors in two elementary schools.

The program expanded throughout the greater Boston, Massachusetts area and in 2004 was incorporated as a non-profit organization with Hyde as the organization's executive director. In 2006, SWSG launched programming in its first expansion community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[2] and a Miami initiative followed in 2009.

Jocelyn Horner was named CEO in 2017.[3]


  1. ^ Kaminski, Alyse (12 November 2020). "Kamala Harris makes history as first female Vice President of the US • The Duquesne Duke". The Duquesne Duke. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Strong Women Strong Girls Celebrates 10 Years Of Fostering A Positive Self-Image". 90.5 WESA. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  3. ^ Tascarella, Patty (3 July 2017). "SWSG appoints Horner executive director". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved 18 May 2021.

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