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Hello, I am Sylvia Cruz, founder of Women Empowering Girls. Since childhood, I wanted to become a nurse. However, the road to achieving my goals has not been the easiest. I came from a single parent home. My 10 siblings and I were educationally and financially disadvantaged. I became pregnant at the age of 15 and then dropped out of High School soon after. I had no goals and no direction. I became a born-again Christian and my life began to turn around for the better.

In my thirties I went back to school and completed my degree as a Registered Nurse (RN). I am proud that I eventually achieved my childhood dreams of becoming a RN. However, I realized that my journey would have benefited greatly from having inspirational women in my life. I believe that the power of mentorship and community is invaluable. That’s how the birth of “Women Empowering Girls” came to life.


My favorite quote:" All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called by his purpose." Romans 8:28


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