Women and girls are our world’s greatest natural resource. 

Spotlight: Girls educates, inspires and activates girls to take center stage. We give you and your daughter the skills to step into your light and become the leaders we’ve all been waiting for.  

Our Story

When we stand by and allow girls and women to suffer violence and self-hatred, everyone suffers.

Allison Kenny and Lynn Johnson met in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002. They fell in love while singing showtunes, hiking in the redwoods, and directing kids in plays. One summer, 18 girls showed up to a church basement in Oakland, CA where Lynn & Allison would be their Play Directors.  The play was all about the magic and power of being a girl. Many years, a thousand kids and hundreds of plays later, Allison and Lynn have made their stage a multi-media platform. The girls they taught in 2002 now work for Spotlight: Girls. And the issues they address are what matter most to girls and women- how do we overcome the perfectionism, violence and oppression we face in order to  take center stage in our lives and communities? Stand Up. Speak Out. Advocate for Girls.


We developed the Go Girls! Culture Code with happiness researchers at The Greater Good Science Center.  This Code is at the heart of our multi-media platform and Go Girls! Camps.  56% of Go Girls! report feeling happier and more confident after just 2 weeks of camp.

…[Go Girls! Camps] give kids the time to practice the kind of child-led, complex, imaginative play that research shows helps children learn to work in groups, to resolve conflicts, and to regulate their own emotions and behaviors ...

Christine Carter, PhD.

Our Partners

At Spotlight: Girls, we know that collaboration makes up stronger.  We work with innovative thought partners who are the best in their field.

Spotlight: Girls is proud to partner with Kidpower, a global non-profit leader in teaching positive, practical personal safety skills to protect people of all ages and abilities.  Every child at Go Girls! Camp receives a Kidpower workshop to practice boundary setting and using her power.

Alphabet Rockers
Spotlight: Girls and Alphabet Rockers produce the music you want your Go Girl singing. Dedicated to making music that makes change, Alphabet Rockers write songs that inspire Go Girls! to take center stage.

Miss O and Friends
The official social network created by girls, for girls.  Miss O and Friends is a life-style socialization brand for tween and teen girls (ages 8-16), which aims to help young girls build self-esteem.

Doing Better Business

Spotlight: Girls is a women & minority owned business based in Oakland, CA since 2006.  We’re super proud of our Certified B Corporation®. Because we meet rigorous social, environmental, transparency, and accountability standards, you can feel good buying from us!  

Spotlight: Girls is the first investee of the Force for Good Fund which supports women and people of color-owned,“Best for the World” B Corporations.

We’re recognized by ICA Fund Good Jobs for the great employment we offer youth, women and artists.

Become a go girl!