The Fairy Godsister, Inc. (FGS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting high-potential women and girls through the developmentally crucial ages of 16-24. We offer a unique mentoring program that seeks to build organic sisterly relationships between accomplished female professionals and promising young women whose circumstances have denied them the opportunity to realize the full extent of their capabilities. By pairing them with older women who have demonstrated significant success in their field, we empower our mentees to develop leadership skills, attain academic success, grow both personally and emotionally, and ultimately fulfill their long-term professional and personal goals.
We inspire a culture of solidarity among women and empower them to achieve their full potential.
A world without gender discrimination.
Collaboration: Work as a team with diverse backgrounds to achieve one mission.
Commitment: Honor the mentoring process, and the time and efforts of our volunteers.
Compassion: Exhibit empathy, and understanding; a willingness to go the extra mile.
Comfort with Discomfort: Challenge beliefs and ideas to attain growth and perspective.
Change Makers: Produce ideas that result in dynamic, paradigm-shifting programs.
Embody the Mission: Staff mentor, support, and empower each other to be our best.
Meet the Founders:
Daniella is a native of Kumasi, Ghana and currently resides in NYC. A self-proclaimed former underachiever, Daniella founded The Fairy Godsister, Inc. to give women and girls the confidence to overachieve. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising, and has a personal goal to have people remember her not for what she did, but for how she impacted their lives and made them feel.
Luisa is co-founder and COO of The Fairy Godsister, Inc. She served as Deputy Director of Budget for the Manhattan Borough President, allocating grants that produced better quality of life and opportunities for New Yorkers. Prior to that, she worked at a community development corporation where she managed affordable housing projects and facilitated the development of vibrant and sustainable communities. She is passionate about STEM programming for young women, and is a Mathematics enthusiast.
Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & COO