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The NWGC is run entirely by volunteers committed to providing support and resources to those in the girl-serving community. If you are interested in learning more, please contact info@nwgirlscoalition.org.

 

 

Olympia Edwards - President


Olympia Edwards is the Founder and Executive Director of Project Girl Mentoring Program. She currently serves as the Northwest Girls Coalition Leadership Council President. Through her work at Project Girl, she fosters the advancement of young women of color through support with positive life choices and skills. Olympia has dedicated her life to encouraging and inspiring teen girls. She has mentored several young women and is passionate about making a positive impact on girls' lives! She believes that every girl has the power and the ability to be unstoppable. Her philosophy is that life is full of making choices and that you have to always LOOK, LEARN, and LISTEN to the lessons life teaches you. Prior to starting Project Girl Mentoring Program, Olympia spent eight years as an advocate/case manager working with at-risk and fractured girls, women, and families. In addition to her leadership role with Northwest Girls Coalition, she is a member of the leadership team for MOPS at Antioch Bible Church and the Lake Washington Girls Middle School Board of Directors. When she isn't rallying for the empowerment of girls of color, she is busy being a mom to an active toddler, who is exploring the world through climbing, jumping, and throwing things.   

 

 

Yasmin Shah - Secretary


Yasmin Shah currently serves as Secretary of the Leadership Council of the Northwest Girls Coalition, where she's been a member since 2013. Yasmin came to the Coalition seeking a deeper engagement with an organization dedicated to educating and empowering girls and hopes to continue to offer support and resources to our local girl-serving community through providing opportunities for organizational collaborations and education. Yasmin currently work as an independent caregiver, but her passion and professional background is in the philanthropic sector. She's been privileged to work with foundations, giving circles, and generous individuals all over the world. She believes that philanthropy is a great tool for a positive social change and is passionate about organizations that understand that investment in women and girls is not only cost-effective but beneficial to society at large! Yasmin enjoys checking out local haunts in Ballard and volunteering with the Women's Funding Alliance, the United Way of King County, and Social Justice Fund NW in her free time. 

 

 

Daniella Ruth Lorincz Vingelen - Treasurer


Daniella works in the World Family Center at Seattle World School and on contract for Seattle Parks & Recreation. Born in Romania and raised in Ohio, she grew up trying to merge two cultures. Venturing out west over ten years ago provided opportunities to try out more "unladylike" (as her family would describe them) positions, such as wild land firefighter and trial crew leader. She's grateful for her outdoor adventures and loves sharing them, especially with girls navigating their way through all the pressure of what is expected of them. Learn more about the trail running race she's running in Romania!  

 

Brandi Manuel - Council Member


Brandi Manuel considers it a privilege to serve on the Northwest Girls Coalition Leadership Council. She volunteers with the Northwest Girls Coalition because she believes in the work local nonprofits are doing and sees this work as a great way to strengthen our community. Brandi was raised in Seattle and holds a Master of Nonprofit Leadership degree from Seattle University. She works with a wonderful team at Seattle Children's, where she leads Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Seattle Children's workforce.