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TVbyGIRLS team

Who are we?

TVbyGIRLS is a nonprofit organization that works with girls to build leadership, compassionate and collaborative working skills, critical thinking and engagement in social justice and the issues of their communities. We are a group of women and teen girls who believe that our stories have the power to shape our world. We are from all different communities and experiences. We think collaboration is about not surrendering but building something we all own. We believe that every issue has a million perspectives. We believe that girls have a power in their voices and their ideas. We believe to build leaders, we have to give girls ways to lead.  And we think that telling stories visually is the road to leadership. Learn about our Mission, History, and Philosophy here!


Barb2Barbara Wiener – Founder and Executive Director and Mentor
Affiliation and Qualifications: Executive Producer: BarbaraWienerMedia, Producer, Director, and Writer for 27 years, 14 years with PBS. 6 Emmys and 3 National Educational media awards. Ciné Golden Eagle. Screening at Sundance Film Festival. Screening Women with Vision International  Film Festival. The Moth Radio hour storyteller. Adjunct professor of film at MCTC and Art Institutes International MN. IFPMN. Extensive mentoring experience with girls and media-Walker Art Center, Minnesota History Center, Perpich High School for Arts education, Arizona Bridge Project, Rainbow Families, GirlsBEST advisory panel, TIES (internet 2 educational network) Media and Messaging training for women running for political office/Go RUN. Guest artist/professor: Stephens College, AAUW, White House Project, Founder: TVbyGIRLS (1997), BA Austin College-psychology and communication arts, MFA, University of Minnesota. For more info, visit her here!

“I remember my adolescence and how hard it was to grow up female in this world..And the disturbing impact the media has on girls and women. But I also remember the power of the great passion I felt to make an impact in the world. I see that same spark in girls today. By partnering with girls, I know we can create the world we all want to live in …a world of spirited intelligence, courage and compassion. I know we can share that vision through the media, using images and stories to reinforce our strength. TVbyGIRLS is all about giving voice to the future.”

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Meet our current core girls!






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Meet our past core girls and learn what they are doing now!







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Interested in being a mentor or working with TVbyGIRLS? Contact us below for more info!

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