Incorporated: September 16, 2004

Mission: Girls and women around the world empowered to live B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Lives!

Vision: To empower girls and women by building self-esteem and leadership potential.

Founders: Dr. Zenobia Edwards, Dr. Tina Woodard

Purpose: B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Purpose


  • We believe girls are more likely to engage in high risk behaviors when they have an unhealthy self-image and low self-esteem.
  • We also believe girls are more likely to develop low self-esteem during vulnerable years of transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
  • We further believe girls can overcome low self-esteem by focusing on internal strength and character traits such as those identified in the B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. acronym: Brave, Energetic, Assertive, Unique, Tenacious, Important, Fabulous, Unequaled, and Loved.
  • I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.™ provides a safe, nurturing, caring environment for girls to learn, grow, and develop a healthy and productive lifestyle

Goal: To positively impact the development of girls and women locally and globally.


  • Increase self-esteem and leadership capacity among females;
  • Provide educational and motivational programs for girls to achieve excellence academically, socially, morally, physically, and emotionally;
  • Provide guidance and constructive evaluation of efforts toward self-improvement;
  • Increase knowledge of various academic, career and entrepreneurship opportunities;
  • Afford practical training and a safe, supportive, learning environment which fosters sharing, collaboration, and networking
  • Provide opportunities for youth to demonstrate citizenship by active and regular participation in community service and service learning projects

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Executive Board

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Sponsors

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Partners