Society of Extraordinary Women is founded on the premise of a spiritual motivation. Called to serve by a greater purpose, our leadership programs are designed with meaning and intention. We are committed to giving back to our communities, and offering continued support to one another with a focus on:





Shirley Coates, founder of Society Of Extraordinary Women, is committed to mentoring young women and girls, helping them to achieve their goals in every aspect of their lives.


SOEW's premier program is the Ignite Leadership & STEM Academy for girls and young women. This program provides specific skills that support personal and academic success. The skills taught in our program enhance the development of the total person. Their leadership module focuses on esteem building, team building, goal setting, social and cyber etiquette, financial literacy, community engagement, and preparation for college and careers. Through a collaboration with the Mapping Black California Initiative, and Esri, (a leader in GIS technology worldwide), we are able to provide a comprehensive program in coding, community mapping and spatial analytics. Extra curriculum activities include performing arts, film and aviation. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to encourage and ignite the passion for lifelong learning, personal growth.


Meet the Founder  Ignite Leadership & STEM Academy

Ignite Leadership & STEM Academy
An 8 week program

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