MOVEMENT BUILDER ~ CHANGEMAKER ~ STORYCATCHER
“It’s TIME to AWAKE.
Today, we are facing the greatest gender and power imbalance.
And its catastrophic impact is fueling all other global crises of our time.
The problem is power. The solution is empower…”
4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL) Founder, Jin In, isn’t interested in chump change projects or one issue that just bandages a symptom. Jin tackles the disease of all girls’ sufferings – a toxic mindset that devalues and dehumanizes girls.
That’s how we got here:
Its rapid acceleration, not deceleration, is fueling all other global crises of our time.
The time is now. In this new era of MeToo – women’s empowerment in solidarity, shining a bright light on dark, abusive power – Jin’s mission is to ignite the next generation of empowered women changemakers to transform the world.
4GGL is a social change movement, revolutionizing the toxic mindset about girls into a powerful NEW PARADIGM that recognizes and realizes empowered girls are our most powerful force for change.
Jin knows the power of the mind. Diagnosed with a brain tumor that depletes her energy, she targets transforming the mind and empowering girls to restore power and heal the world, including herself.
At the intersection of innovation, development and social change, she speaks around the world, including at MIT, Columbia, and Georgetown Universities and global conferences. She presents girls’ empowerment as a powerful force – to impact poverty, global warming, and foremost, national security. As a Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, she is writing a book on girl power: real-life superheroes boldly speaking truth to power.
Jin’s expertise is women’s empowerment of a new generation – Millennials.
Pioneering in women’s empowerment data, Jin collected the first-ever global data on millennial women. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, she gathered voices, assessing their agency and capacity. It culminated in Three Shocking Truths about Millennial Women’s Empowerment. Then, driven by Syrian young women, covering nearly 20 countries of refuge including the U.S. and E.U., the Syrian millennial women’s empowerment data revealed Three Superpowers of Empowerment.
Empowerment is fear transformed.
Now, to illuminate dark power with the inner power – empowerment – of girls and young women, Jin’s goal is to collect data, starting with the most oppressive countries. Furthermore, with this data, she’s writing a timely book on how to build “the muscles of empowerment” in our current fearmongering and fear-ridden world.
Jin’s passion and mission comes from Herstory.
Born into a wealthy family in South Korea, her wealth and worth ended as a 7-month-old baby when her father died unexpectedly. South Korea, then one of the poorest countries, had no rights or protection for girls. Fatherless baby girls were easily discarded, sold or neglected to die.
But, this wasn’t Jin’s fate nor of her birth country. In her lifetime, South Korea rose from one of the poorest to the 11th largest world economy, leapfrogging North Korea which had a larger GDP. Jin became a committed global citizen, championing every girl. She attributes her empowerment journey to bold, wise women, starting with her mother who boldly emigrated across the globe to start a new life. Then, in Texas, her childhood mentor taught her to build “empowerment muscles.” Through community service and social justice action, Jin learned that she, an 8-year-old immigrant from a poor country, raised by a widow, can change the world.
Jin has worked with both Democratic and Republican Administrations, UN Agencies and 100s of grassroots organizations, championing over 10 million girls worldwide.
In the Bush Administration, she created the first federal health program for-girls, by-girls, receiving a White House Award and ranked #1 for girls’ health information by all search engines. Then, she led the newly created Global Action at Girl Scouts USA, a premier girls’ leadership organization in the U.S. and 144 other countries, serving 2.3 million American girls and 10 million girls worldwide. She also co-chaired girls’ rights to health at the first-and-only United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women for girls.
Jin’s studies include medicine, public health and global affairs – all focusing on girls and women – from UC Berkeley, NYU, Trinity University and schools abroad. Jin is a Challenger & Icon, 1 of 25 innovators and business leaders pioneering social change, named by Pearlfisher. She is also the youngest Spirit of Trinity University alumni awardee, honored for extraordinary service to the global community. As a global thought leader and changemaker, she is featured in the film ONE and the book Around the World in 50 Voices.
For speaking and media inquiries: Info@4GGL.org
- Challenger & Icon Interview
- International Day of the Girl, United States Institute of Peace (video)
- President Carter’s Human Rights Defenders Forum (video)
- Caux Forum, Initiatives of Change Switzerland (video)
- Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (video)
- Georgetown University Interview
- Jin’s Huffington Post Blogs
- Jin’s Herstory