Eighty students take part in the closing of the leadership and empowerment program in Brasilia

Power4Girls – Empower to Lead! aims to find creative solutions to problems related to accessibility and social inclusion

Brasilia, September 29, 2023: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil invite the press to cover the closing event of the Power4Girls Program – Empower to Lead 2023, on October 6, at SESI Lab, in Brasilia. Between April and September, eighty students from the Federal Education, Science and Technology Network institutions across the country had the opportunity to take part in workshops, lectures, webinars and interactive online activities. Through creativity and innovation, project development and management, they improved leadership practices, empowerment and female entrepreneurship.

During the event in Brasilia, the participants will present prototypes of their projects, receive certificates of participation and make a final pitch at an innovation event. The three best projects will be awarded prizes. The theme of this year’s initiative was “Accessibility and Social Inclusion”.

Power4Girls – Empower to Lead is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates and is implemented by Instituto Gloria, with institutional support from CONIF (National Council of Institutions of the Federal Network of Professional, Scientific and Technological Education), SESI Lab and partnerships with private sector organizations. The program has already benefited 252 girls throughout Brazil.

To see the projects of the selected students, visit the website: https://br.usembassy.gov/pt/lista-dos-projetos-selecionados-para-o-programa-power4girls

Press vehicles interested in covering the event should request accreditation from the Press Office by e-mail: ImprensaBrasilia@state.gov. Please provide the following information by 10 a.m. on October 6: full name, CPF, media outlet, position.


Event: Closing of the third edition of the Power4Girls Program – Empower to Lead!
Venue: SESI Lab – SCTS Lote 1 – Brasília
Date: October 6, 2023
Time: starting 3pm

About SESI Lab:

The iconic building designed by Oscar Niemeyer at the time of the construction of Brasília, has since November 2022 become a stronghold of art, science, technology and education for all ages. The space is an initiative of the Social Service for Industry (SESI), in partnership with the National Industrial Learning Service (SENAI), and promotes the connection between artistic, scientific and technological actions, in collaboration with industry and society.

The project is being implemented with the technical assistance of the Exploratorium, one of the world’s leading interactive centers with over 40 years’ experience, located in San Francisco (USA). The location chosen, right in the heart of the country’s capital, is directly related to the aim of being a hub for the democratic dissemination of knowledge to all Brazilian regions.