Cloyette Harris-Stoute, Founder
Guyanese Girls Rock! is a global empowerment movement created to celebrate Guyanese women and girls who are demonstrated, leaders and accomplished achievers. Since launching in 2012, the GGR Blog has published more than 300 stories of inspirational women who have realized professional and academic success.
The GGR lifestyle platform now includes a Community Group where members can connect and share resources. We are dedicated to promoting positive images of Guyanese women, and to inspired and connect them through personal stories, career, beauty, fashion, and health & wellness tips.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
A proud native of Guyana, Cloyette Harris-Stoute is a strong believer that girls need great role models from whom they can draw inspiration so she created the Guyanese Girls Rock Blog to highlight the accomplishments of Guyanese women and girls across the globe. Her desire to transform the world through service led her to establish Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Guyanese women and girls to create their own paths to success. In 2018 she launched the Young Women Leadership Academy; a Saturday leadership program in Queens New York for high school girls from the Guyanese community.
Inspired to do even more for her community, Cloyette had a vision of creating an event to honor Guyanese women who are demonstrated leaders and accomplished achievers. In June 2018, she launched the first annual Guyanese Girls Rock Honors and Awards Luncheon; a recognition event that draws from the community’s most outstanding students and individuals. Cloyette also owns GGR Apparels; a custom-made t-shirts and accessories brand for women that promotes and celebrates Guyana pride.
With Cloyette as its driving force, the Guyanese Girls Rock Movement has become a source of pride for many in the Guyanese diaspora. Her motto “You are more than enough, you were born to rock!” is a reminder to women and girls to know their own worth and to be change agents in their communities and beyond.