Girl Be Heard – Empowering Young Women






GIRL BE HEARD (, a New York City-based nonprofit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories, is proud to honor long-time partners and supporters, Dr. Shirley Cason Reed, International President of the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, and Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks at the 2015 Gotta Love Girls Gala in New York City.



The Gala takes place on Thursday, December 3 at Howl at the Moon (240 West 52 St., NYC) at 6 pm – Cocktail Reception and Dinner, followed by a Special Performance and Dance Party

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Girl Be Heard first performed for the Women Missionaries of the AME Church at the United Nations in 2011. The missionaries were so moved by Girl Be Heard’s performance about the sex trafficking epidemic impacting our girls, that they raised $9,000 on the spot to bring the Girl Be Heard to the WMS AME international Conference in Dallas, Texas. The beautiful partnership between Girl Be Heard and the WMS has continued to flourish.

Girl Be Heard will bestow their Fairy Godmother Award to two glass-ceiling breakers for paving the way for women and girls around the world to be heard – Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks and Dr. Shirley Cason-Reed.


Girl Be Heard provides a safe space for girls to write, direct and perform theatre productions under the guidance of professional directors, playwrights, actors, activists and intellectuals. Girl Be Heard’s performances have received critical acclaim from The White House, The United Nations, the New Yorker, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Ebony Magazine, National Public Radio, and media outlets across the globe. Join the movement at