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Meet Tynisha Lewis and Raquel Wilson of The Empower Her Project

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tynisha Lewis and Raquel Wilson.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After volunteering and assisting with Real To Reel Global- a South L.A. program teaching foster youth media arts and enrichment skills, we decided to join forces to create The Empower Her Project, Inc. While both of us were pursuing our post-secondary degrees, we felt a desire to connect like-minded women who were also passionate about changing and impacting the lives of others and themselves.

The Empower Her Project mentoring organization was established to honor and inspire women of color through workshops and programs that seek to stimulate the confidence in women by providing them an environment to nurture, polish and sharpen their skills through better education, financial literacy and mental health awareness in open spaces to freely express themselves.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As many things in life, nothing comes easy. We have had many trials and tribulations along the way. We both have experienced homelessness and unemployment during our times volunteering with Real To Reel Global but we never gave up. Being a newly founded organization created by two young women of color, it was an obstacle gaining support and seeking genuine individuals at times. Over time, with the power of mentors and community, we were able to succeed.

Please tell us about The Empower Her Project.
The Women of Color Empowerment Brunch (WCEB) is an event launched by The Empower Her Project, Inc. to celebrate and inspire aspiring business women and entrepreneurs. Women of color are largely becoming top leaders in education and entrepreneurship. Many lack the resources, the support, and encouragement to take a leap of faith and pursue their own dreams. Our platform seeks to bridge the gap between young women of color who are starting out in business by connecting them with seasoned polished women of color who are already thriving in business and entrepreneurship.

In our third year, The Women of Color Empowerment Brunch is positioned to impact and attract nearly 250 attendees from the Los Angeles area in June 2020. WCEB’s growth is embodied of motivated, goal-driven women and girls of color ages 14 and beyond, who are influential mentors and stakeholders in the community.

These women understand the value in helping others plant their seeds while planting their own seeds to change the world.

In addition, with prom and graduation approaching, we have created an initiative to promote confidence within youth currently experiencing the foster system and homelessness. This initiative provides donated prom dresses, hair and make-up services to foster or homeless youth in the Los Angeles area. To join or learn more, please follow us on Instagram @Theempowerherproject or like us on Facebook.


  • Women of Color Empowerment Brunch 2020 Tickets: $30-$35

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Miles Marvin Richardson, Donna Dymally

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