Raye Mitchell of G.U.R.L.S Rock Named Local Hero

Dr. Raye Mitchell

Dr. Raye Mitchell, a practicing attorney-turned-social entrepreneur, has been selected as a Women’s History Month “Local Hero” by KQED and Wells Fargo. Mitchell is founder of The New Reality Foundation and founder and CEO of the acclaimed G.U.R.L.S. ROCK Leadership Program. “I am deeply honored by this award and delighted to be included in the company of such amazing women who are pioneers and change leaders,” said Dr. Mitchell. “I thank KQED and Wells Fargo for their commitment to our community and their support for diversity and championing positive change for girls and women.” G.U.R.L.S. Rock, based in Oakland, is a social entrepreneur program celebrating the importance of girls and girls of color as the next generation of global leaders. The organization supports the growth and development of young women  ages 8 to 18. “ To learn more about G.U.R.L.S. Rock, please visit www.GurlsRock.org and www.fb.com/GurlsRockPower. Also named as KQED’s 2012 Women’s History Month Local Heroes are Rhodessa Jones, Co-artistic Director of Cultural Odyssey; Marily Mondejar, President of the Filipina Women’s Network; and Kemba Shakur, Executive Director of Urban Releaf in Oakland and Richmond. KQED and  Wells Fargo held a celebration for the honorees last week in San Francisco.
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