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Charnetta Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Empowerment Inc. of Columbus, Ohio Prior to starting GE INC, she continues to execute her business skills such as catering events, travel agent, and a natural-born interior designer. where she attended CCAD. She is the founder of several organizations that she started. She is passionate about her work ethics and instills her skills to girls, and at-risk girls. She was given the opportunity when she was 21 to work at the YWCA. It was then that she realized her calling. She is known to the girls as Ms. Charli who enjoys helping young girls excel in life, she wants the girls to break barriers by creating economic growth in their community. She continues to collaborate with local community outreach programs in the inner city of Columbus, Ohio.

Charnetta Glenn

Chief Executive Officer


Algerine is the COO of Girl Empowerment Inc. Prior to starting GE INC. She worked as a Childcare Advocate (Houseparent) for (7) years supervising boy activities and field trips.

Her work involved as an HIV Program Coordinator for over 30 years in New York state was in multiple capacities to include Childhood Lead Poisoning Program Coordinator, State Aid Coordinator, and Community Advocate.

Algerine loves helping youth girls, and boys. She has a big heart in seeing young people make a difference.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health & Administration She graduated from ST. Joseph’s College and received her LPN Diploma Mid-Suffolk through School of Practical Nursing (BOCES)

Algerine Gambles

Chief Operating Officer

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Shawnee is the Vice President of  GE INC, she has worked as an Educational  Teacher and Brand Manager for National Clothing Stores. She is passionate about helping children of all ages.  She worked at the YWCA as a mentor. Shawnee found that working as a Fashion Design Educator gave her an edge to break down barriers for High School students coming from impoverished backgrounds by helping to encourage and build their self-esteem. She writes curriculum courses and is a proctor SAT/ACT Examiner for Akron, Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring High School students. She's also Director/creative writer for up coming web series "Live, Love, Lies". Shawnee has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion and Education. She graduated from Kent University in 2008

Shawnee Idahosa

Vice President 


Joanne is the Treasurer for GE INC., She comes from a strong background of business. 

She retired from raising children in her own DayCare Center. 

She has a strong passion for helping youth girls as well, and loves creative arts.

Joanne Houpe

Kimyatta Benton
Support Coordinator

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