GLN is a community designed for teenage girls to thrive. We create an intentional space to foster confident, engaged, strong individuals empowered to impact their communities. We offer an in-person 3-day event annually each July in Owego, NY, as well as online gatherings, mentorship, wellness sessions, growth tools, connections, and exclusive perks created specifically for aspiring young leaders, ages 13-17, in the Southern Tier.
Our focus is to spark awareness and cultivate a profound sense of self and purpose among young leaders that prepares them to serve as a catalyst in their communities.
GLN gives the tools and knowledge for teens to build their leadership skills and put them into practice.
We provide an opportunity for young women to build a network of mentors and peers that support them on their journey to leadership.
Our experiential learning and uniquely designed activities require active participation and ask young leaders to look deeper into themselves.
Rome wasn't built in a day. And neither are leadership skills. At GLN, we support youth throughout their entire leadership journey.
Every year, teenage girls are invited to attend this transformational 3-Day Event. We welcome all young women ages 13-17 and are non-binary and female-identifying inclusive. Our 2024 Learning Leadership event takes place Monday July 22nd - Wednesday 24th from 9:00 - 4:00 each day. Click here to register!
After completing our 3-Day Learning Leadership Event, GLN graduates are invited to participate in an online year-long program where they can further develop their leadership skills and start putting them into practice.
Now that you've learned how to lead from within, go to the next level of your leadership journey, learning how to lead others.
It all began with a TED talk. The takeaway was that if we want women to succeed, we need to start investing in them. Penny K. Bartlow, a successful entrepreneur, author, and community champion, set out to do just that in 2013 with the establishment of Global Leadership Now (GLN).
Global Leadership Now (GLN) is a comprehensive leadership program in the Southern Tier that empowers young women, ages 13-17, to be change-makers for themselves, their community, and their world. By combining in-person and virtual platforms to deliver a series of interactive workshops, self-reflection opportunities, empowerment activities, mixed media expression, and powerful guest lectures, GLN encourages participants to uncover their motivation, sharpen their skills, grow their relationships, enhance their knowledge, and embody leadership.
A panel of local female leaders from a variety of backgrounds volunteer their expertise, experiences, and encouragement when delivering the curriculum, role modeling important situations female leaders face as well as their stories of continuous improvement and resiliency. As a result of the program, GLN graduates have grown in self-confidence and leadership ability and have joined a lifetime network of like-minded mentors and peers who encourage them to apply curriculum as they follow their passions. GLN graduates are raising the stakes and showcasing their newfound leadership skills in their homes, at their jobs, in their classrooms, on the athletic fields – will you be one of them?
Join our GLN Mentor planning group. We meet monthly and plan our amazing 3-day youth leadership event. Fill out our form here.