GIRLS OF THE WORLD INC. is a non-profit organization providing young ladies life skills and mentoring services. Our different programs help these young ladies realize their potential & abilities to express their talents, develop a positive sense of identity and self-worth, and become their best versions.
Our mission is to assist our young ladies by educating, listening, training and mentally equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to live productive and rewarding lives.
Our vision is to create a global community of aspirational leaders and admirable role models who positively contribute to society.
Lea Manningham was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. While in middle school, Lea played baseball, basketball, and ran track (her favorite sport). During the transition from middle school to high school, life changed for her; as Lea became a teen mom at 16 years old. She was in a domestic violence relationship and endured homelessness. However, Lea did not allow these challenges to hinder her from becoming a phenomenal mother and leader. She continued her education and received a degree in theology from Warner University. Lea always wanted to give back to the young girls in her community. Her passion is to guide, educate and empower them to live productive lives. Lea has mentored hundreds of young ladies throughout Florida and Ohio and hopes to reach more girls in other states.
Southshore Chamber of Commerce
Kids R Kids
Co-found & Executive Director Distinctly His Ministries
Retired Educator and Mental Health Professional