Our Mission:

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of female leaders. We aim to create a supportive and nurturing environment where young women can thrive, discover their true potential, develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in life.

How It Works:

We pair young women with experienced and successful professional women who have excelled in a wide range of fields, including business, technology, healthcare, arts, education, and more. The mentor-mentee relationships are carefully curated by our team.

Benefits of Mentorship Program:

  • Professional Guidance: Access to seasoned professionals who can provide valuable insights and advice to navigate the challenges of their chosen fields.

  • Personal Growth: Mentees gain confidence, leadership skills, and a deeper understanding of their own potential.

  • Networking Opportunities: Building connections with other ambitious young women and influential professionals can open doors to new opportunities and collaborations.

  • Empowerment: The program empowers young women to break through barriers, shatter glass ceilings, and realize their dreams.

Program Scholars

Emine Hansa Teker

Emine is not an ordinary student in North Babylon H.S. 


She was born in Turkey in 2003. She moved to Burundi with her family due to her father’s business. She lived in Rwanda, where she completed 8th grade. Then, the family moved to South Africa for better education and economics. She continued her high school in South Africa. During that time, Emine attended various Science Olympiads. She joined and volunteered at foundations for the people who needed help. 


She shows great potential and future leadership after her second year of living in America. Her GPA is 4.0, which is impressive, and her dream is to become a medical doctor. She did not forget the unfortunate people in Africa. She wants to return to Africa during the holidays and continue to spend some of her time volunteering when she becomes a medical doctor.

Etiana Coley

Etiana is an aspiring entrepreneur and educator passionate about working with marginalized people on issues of social inequality. She is a bona fide, creative, self-driven person adamant about constructive education reform and international diplomacy. She was born and raised on Long Island, NY. In 2019, she graduated from LIU with a triple minor in Social Entrepreneurship, International Relations, and Arts & Communications.


Through this program, she traveled worldwide, studying in South America, Asia, and Europe. In July 2020, she graduated from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Turin, Italy, where she studied international humanitarian, human rights, criminal and environmental law, and transitional justice.

Interested in joining our mentorship program?

Submit an email with a short paragraph about yourself. Be specific as to what professional field you are interested in working with a mentor in. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Email at mentorship@gaiasessence.com. Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders, One Girl at a Time.