2021 She's Local Goddess Award

Every year, during each local conference, our Board of Directors presents the She’s Local Goddess Award to a woman who personifies the three distinct traits that are reflective of a women’s contribution towards the creation of a stronger local community; 

  • She embraces life’s challenges with optimism and bravery, 
  • She tests traditional thinking to initiate change, and
  • She ventures beyond herself to empower and collaborate with others.


Cara was desperate to meet another girl like her after her beautiful + brave mother died of breast cancer when she was just 9 years old. Cara’s extended family and friends helped to fill the void left behind by this profound loss. empowerHER® was formed out of the gratitude Cara felt for all the support her family received growing up. As a mother herself, she felt it would be as much for these mothers as it would be for these young girls. Cara formed empowerHER® as a grassroots organization around her dining room table in a small, coastal town outside of Boston. Word quickly spread across the country of her work and empowerHER®’s mission. Thousands of inquiries came in from women who wished for an organization like empowerHER when they were growing up. Today, Cara works with these Ambassadors to form new Chapters in communities all around the world in an effort to connect, support + empower girls everywhere