About WMW - Stand UP Foundation

About WMW

The Mission of Women Making Waves 

Women Making Waves  is a diverse circle of highly motivated young women that promotes academic excellence, integrity, service, leadership and acceptance through leadership trainings, peer to peer mentoring, community initiatives and philanthropic efforts. 

The Vision of Women Making Waves


The vision of Women Making Waves, the all female chapter of the Stand UP Foundation, is to become the leading all female social-emotional source for connecting and promoting generations of positive, educated, empowered and service-minded women to come.

We didn't forget the Parents!

Our vision includes a parent component as well! As parents, we can’t be left behind in our children’s ever changing world. We hope to help you learn and answer all questions you may have regarding growth development and healthy norms. 

IMG_0907.jpgWhat Are We All About?! 

Women Making Waves' goal is to provide a unique opportunity for young women interested in pursuing active leadership and making a difference in the lives of their peers and in their community.  Members will get to participate in a wide variety of dynamic psycho-educational trainings and conferences led by trained professionals and experts in their field covering a range of topics including (but not limited to) suicide prevention, anti-bullying tactics, communication and relationship skills, media literacy and positive body image techniques, substance abuse prevention, technology safety, career exploration and much, much more. Our programs, workshops and conferences are developed based on the latest research about the development of adolescents, prevention, intervention and education. Our services focus on helping young children, tweens, teens and families navigate through what is a already a naturally turbulent time, learning tools to help prevent mental health concerns, while also continuing to grow into productive members of our community. We believe that having our participants guide and lead some of these topics they will be empowered to make greater changes within their community and beyond! The tools they learn, relationships and connections they build and impact they make on society will stay with them way beyond their high school years. 

Here's a video about some of our members in our early days! Filmed by Alexi Alonso and edited by Adrianna Bierderman. (May 2015)

In the eyes of a member: What becoming a member looks like. Created by Adrianna Biederman. (June 2016)