(Minneapolis – October 19) – The TeamWomen Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of Empower Leadership Academy for Girls, effective January 1, 2019. Together, the group will rally around a common mission of helping girls and women rise together.

Both non-profits were the brainchild of Pam Borton, the former University of Minnesota basketball coach who has dedicated her career to empowering girls and women. TeamWomen, co-founded in 2012 by Borton and Twin Cities attorney Linda Hopkins, encourages and supports women in reaching their full potential through mentoring, leadership development and networking opportunities. In 2014, Borton launched Empower Leadership Academy for Girls with a unique emphasis on leadership development for girls in grades 5 and above through group academies, half or full day.

To date, TeamWomen boasts a membership of nearly 500 and Empower Leadership Academy for Girls has hosted more than 30 academies around the country for more than 1500 girls.

“I created these two organizations with one goal in mind – to support and enable girls and women to accomplish anything with confidence,” said Borton. “Now, we are excited to bring together two like-minded organizations and remain committed to providing women and girls the skills they need today to conquer the world tomorrow.”

“This acquisition allows us to explore and connect what’s possible from the classroom to the boardroom,” said Katy Burke, Executive Director of TeamWomen. “We can now maximize opportunities to engage and inspire more girls and women across the country!”


TeamWomen is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization with a mission to “Inspire Women to Rise Together.” Founded in 2012, TeamWomen has grown to nearly 500 members. Visit https://teamwomenmn.org/ to learn more.

Created in 2014, Empower Leadership Academy for Girls inspires, develops and empowers our next generation of female leaders through interactive programs. Visit http://empowergirlsacademy.org to learn more.

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