our history


501(c)3 Non-profit Organization

engage > empower > develop > globally by exposing girls 10-17 & 18-24 to STEM professions, leadership development & character building strategies.  

From the request of mothers who were completely engaged in SUPERLady LIVE MOVEMENT’S platform and the greater need to mentor & expose girls from inner city communities and those desiring a place where their daughters could be mentored authentically with STEM initiatives and leadership opportunities, SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation concept was launched, January 2015. Hosting monthly SUPERGirls Table Talks, Loretta Williams Gurnell, Managing Partner of SUPERLady LIVE MOVEMENT trained young female college/graduate students as SHINE Reps to conduct interactive conversations where girls, ages 10-17 are mentored and participate in dialog in character building, leadership development along with women leaders in STEM, such as San Jacinto College-South Campus - WOMEN in STEM Leaders Day. What a great launch to see their future SHINE now!!!

Thus far, we’ve serviced girls from Sunnyside, Travis Smiley, Cypress, BMI Charter Schools, Pearland, HISD-HSPVA & Spring ISD. Within the next 3 to 5yrs, it is the goal of SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation Leadership to launch SUPERGirls SHINE Clubs, a year-long enrichment program, within 6 middle and high schools throughout the Houston area. As one mother put it, “the small groups and opportunity for my daughter to talk freely has really boosted her confidence and helped her in school with developing friends.” Another parent shared, “I like the commitment of Loretta and team have with the girls. She’s a mother of boys but knows the value of raising strong girls.”

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all of your donations are tax-deductible within the allowances of the law. Our programs are unique.  The 2020 Goal is to be in 3 states with multiple programs running simultaneously.

mission statement:


Mission Statement: To engage, EMPOWER and develop tweens, teens and young ladies into impactful game changers through character development and leadership with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

THE FIRST hero/Shero


As your childs' first cheerleader, you play a big part in how well your daiughter grows & develops.  We're here to help you. 




We invite you to work with our facilitators to help your daughter move to greater levels.  



all girls have the potential to be, live and dream as supergirls, but sometimes we have to help them get there so they know, feel and live their OWN can!  We acComplish THIS by:



  • SUPERGirls SHINE Clubs

  • SUPERGirls STEM Camps


  • SUPERGirls Mentors

No two girls are alike and we're glad because that's what makes her unique.  However, as she grows and develops, we want to help her see herself successful as a SUPERGirl making good decisions, building great character and becoming exposed and stronger in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) but we can't do it alone!  Click here to SHINE with us to VOLUNTEER!



vision statement:


SuperGirls SHINE Foundation through its partnership with girls, parents, educators, volunteers, community leaders, donors, and strategic alliances commits to providing mentorship, bridging the gap in communication and creating unique opportunities for self-awareness activities, career preparation, community engagement, financial responsibility and educational planning.