For Colored Girls Who Lead is a movement that transforms the way women of color see themselves as leaders. We are offering workshops, webinars, networking events, and community service events revolving around holistic leadership. For more information, contact us.

Vision Statement

For Colored Girls Who Lead’s vision is to develop capable holistic leaders of color who will be viewed as assets and positive additions to organizations, businesses, schools, agencies and their personal lives. FCGWL seeks to empower women of color to reach their fullest potential and accomplish their goals.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop sustainable and holistic leadership skills through health, wealth, and spiritual success strategies.


CW Younger is the Co-Founder of For Colored Girls Who Lead, a Holistic Leadership Development Organization. She holds a B.S. degree from Towson University with a concentration in English and a Minor in African American Studies. As a mother of two boys, she is an advocate for building leadership skills and obtaining an education. CW is a speaker, Success coach, consultant, and trainer.

CW is the author of a chapbook, “The Birth of Petals”, which features a life cycle of pain and pleasure.

She loves the motto from Captain Planet, “The Power is Yours.” As a holistic leadership transformation specialist, she believes that everyone has what they need to be successful, they just need the keys to unlock it.

IMG_0062 (1)  Naughty’a Gray was born in New York and I grew up in Calvert County, MD.  She is a mother, wife, educator, and entrepreneur.  She is currently a Kindergarten Teacher at Billingsley Elementary School in Charles County, MD. She graduated from Washington Adventist University in 2015 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Care.  She also attended Howard University and studied Human Development and Early Childhood Education.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership in Teaching.  

She has over 14 years of childcare and teaching experience.  She has been a tutor, babysitter, camp counselor, one-on-one paraprofessional, childcare teacher, a childcare center Director, a Head Start instructor, and children’s ministry teacher at BWOTCC . She has experience working with children of all ages.  She also has experience working in the special education field.  She loves to teach and learn!  Teaching is my passion and ministry!

Erisel Cruz, co-founder and web administrator of FCGWL. She is a webmaster, social media consultant, and writer based in Maryland. She’s an avid reader, gamer, Pokémon Master, and proud Slytherin.

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