Lynn Johnson

Lynn is the co-founder & CEO of Spotlight: Girls
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NoVo Foundation invests $450,000 into "SheLectricity"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Contact: Lynn Johnson, SheLectricity Program Director,, 415.595.9798

Write your memoir

Every woman should write a memoir.  

women leaders/ gender equality/ believesurviors

Do you know you're beautiful?

When I was in my 20’s, I had a brief fantasy of becoming a makeup artist.  I’m not entirely sure where the desire came from. I just really liked makeup.  Have you been makeup shopping lately?! There is such an incredible amount of products to play with.  It can be overwhelming but it can also be hecka fun.

photography/ beauty/ women leaders

The Best Father's Day Gift: Show up as a DADvocate for your Daughter

Dadvocate: a dad of a daughter who believes without question that she is the leader we've all been waiting for.  

You have an amazing daughter.  You can’t believe how lucky you are to be her dad.  You want to make sure that she has everything she needs to be happy, safe, and fulfilled in her life.  You are a Dadvocate and these are the 25 things you are doing as her papa to help your daughter become a total badass:  

Gender Bias is Hijacking Our Girls’ Right to Lead. What To Do:

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Talking to White Girls about Racial Justice

MLK Day is as good a time as any to talk to your daughter about racial justice.  This is a brief guide for all of you raising white girls to take center stage in a complex and unjust world.  

Looking for more ways to make a difference? Consider investing locally.

Hey, investors!  Yes, you.  Yes, seriously...I am talking to you.  

You are an investor.

You have a 401K, right?  An IRA?  What about a bank account?  Then, you are in investor.  Your money is invested in businesses whom you expect will do responsible things with it in a way that will yield you a healthy enough return so that you can take care of your future self.  

It's Time: Welcome to Take Center Stage Week

 It's time.  

If there is one thing that this Election 2016 has taught is that we are all hungry for a new systems, new paradigms, new ways of being together.  

The question is - what do we want that to look like?

44 Days of Yes

My desperate appeal to millennials: please say yes to Hillary Clinton

 Recently, I saw this piece from The Daily Show that I can’t stop thinking about in which correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is speaking with a group of black millennials about why they could possibly be undecided in this current election.  

44 Days of Yes

This might sound cheesy, but it works.


At camp, we play a game with the girls called World's Biggest Fan.  Here's how you play.  From the larger group, you find a partner and the two of you play a round of RockPaperScissors.  Whoever loses the round transforms into a cheerleader for the winner as that pair then hooks up with another pair - the winners of each pair playing each other, this time with someone cheering them on.  This goes on and on until only two girls remain, each with a sizable cheering section backing them up.  The winner of the whole thing is celebrated enthusiastically by the entire group.

The purpose of the game is not to be the best at RockPaperScissors.  The purpose of the game is to have as much fun as possible cheering on your sister players and take in how good it feels to get that kind of raving support.

It may be my favorite game that we play.  Life is hard.  We could all use a bigger cheering section.

44 Days of Yes