Global Leadership Now

Uncover the Leader Within

GLN is a community designed for young women to thrive. We create an intentional space to foster confident, engaged, strong women empowered to impact their communities. We offer online gatherings, mentorship, wellness sessions, growth tools, connections, and exclusive perks created specifically for female leaders in the Southern Tier of New York. We are Trans & Nonbinary -Inclusive.

Our focus is to spark awareness and cultivate a profound sense of self and purpose among women that prepares them to serve as a catalyst in their communities.

What to Expect from GLN


GLN gives the tools and knowledge for young women to build their leadership skills and put them into practice.

Mentorship + Peer Support

We provide an opportunity for young women to build a network of mentors and peers that support them on their journey to leadership.

Experiential Learning

Our experiential learning and uniquely designed activities require active participation and ask young women to look deeper into themselves.

What GLN Leaders are Saying

Learn. Launch. Live.

Rome wasn't built in a day. And neither are leadership skills. At GLN, we support young women throughout their entire leadership journey.

It all starts with Learning Leadership.

Every year, girls ages 13-17 are invited to attend this transformational 3-Day Event. Register for this event here.

  • Gain more confidence
  • Explore your passions
  • Learn how to live your dreams
  • Have fun and make new friends
  • Add skills to your job and college applications

All leadership takes practice.

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. 

  • Expand your understanding through monthly courses
  • Receive support in our private group
  • Help plan next year's Learning Leadership Event

Lead every day. Never stop.

Now that you've learned how to lead from within, go to the next level of your leadership journey, learning how to lead others.

  • Go deeper into your leadership experience
  • Receive advanced online training
  • Continually learn and grow as a leader
  • Receive the support you need from mentors and peers 

Our Partners

Our Story

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 dozens of young women, aged 13-18 years, 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, educational films, 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 female 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 peers and professions that 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?

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