Boston GLOW was founded in 2010 by Leah Moschella, who hatched the idea when she lived in Namibia, working with girls and women for her thesis. When she returned to the US, she developed an extensive leadership curriculum designed to equip young women with the self-confidence, skills and education necessary to become engaged community leaders and world citizens. She shared those dreams with three old friends and former classmates from high school - we were instantly hooked on Leah's powerful vision and her energy to make it a reality was contagious. Two years and thousands of meetings, conference calls, events, challenges and successes later, the team is going strong and more determined than ever.
Boston GLOW is still a grassroots organization and constantly growing. We are eager to add new names and faces to our team and welcome diverse perspectives and talents with open arms. Please contact us to learn more about how you can help.
Founder & President
After returning from her first extended stay in sub-Saharan Africa, Leah was convinced of one thing: empowerment of women and girls is essential for the world to transcend poverty. With this mindset, Leah began work in New York City’s homeless women’s shelters, led cultural immersion and service trips to address education and gender issues in Central America, and in 2007 was selected as one of four delegates from the United States for a peace-keeping leadership conference in Tunisia, Africa. In 2010, Leah founded Boston GLOW as an avenue to generate positive leadership opportunities for women and girls. Leah continues to manage a workforce development program for international and adult learners in Boston. A 2015 Gabr Fellow, she holds a Masters Degree in Community Justice – Gender and Youth from Northeastern University and a BS in Sociology and Gender Studies from Fordham University. In her spare time she loves cheap plane tickets, exploring cultures and buying bow-ties for her cats.
Director, Finance & Administration
Meghan is a food lover and founder of Bread & Ginger, a personal chef and catering company. Her first leadership role was as President of Debbie Gibson fan club in grade school, eventually moving on to running Homecoming, working in the Recreation & Wellness Center and volunteering in the Women’s Resource Center during her four years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Since college, Meghan has worked in several finance and operations jobs and is thrilled to now be able to combine her passion for food with her work. In her spare time Meghan spends most of her time reading cookbooks and immersing herself in the wonderful world of GLOW.
Kim believes in the transformative power of communities and the importance of women building one another up. She has dedicated her career to positive youth development, education, and closing the opportunity gap. She has been involved with every aspect of GLOW, from attending and later planning the monthly Spitfires, to supporting the Ignite the Night fundraiser, mentoring Girl Leaders, and co-organizing the first ever Not A Barbie Conference. Now she is building GLOW's community of women supporting women as the Director of Membership. By day, Kim is the Grants Manager for the Boston Debate League. Previously, she was a Grant Writer for Catholic Charities of Boston and served three years as an AmeriCorps member in education and youth organizations. She holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern and a Bachelor's in English and Communication from SUNY Geneseo.
Director, Organized Women
Laticia began her work with Boston GLOW as part of the Boston Community production of The Vagina Monologues. After performing in the production every year since she was 16, she stepped up to direct GLOW's production during the winter months of 2015. When she succeeded in selling out shows during the a snowstorm that dropped 2 feet of snow, Laticia stepped up to join the OW team as the Associate Director. Laticia is both a devout chocoholic and a practicing attorney in Waltham, MA. She holds her JD from New England Law School and Bachelor's Degree from Roger Williams.
Director, Girls' Leadership
Crystal is an all around rock star and very busy woman. Her bio is coming soon.