Complete Girlz's mission is to empower and strengthen young women in our community by giving them the tools needed to overcome adversity through educational and enrichment programs which promote leadership, confidence and self-worth.

1. Expand our presence and visibility within the community

2 Provide and promote a world class program and provide quality information

3 Enhance student value through education, research, networking, communication

4 Retain and recruit students

5 Operate with sound business practices

Shanell Stevens,

Arts  & Crafts

Cynthia Romero,


Alicia John Esq.

Nicola Ince,

Life Skills  Instructor

Lisa Wilson,

Founder of The Different Levels of Abuse


Ava Levine, 

 Youth Secretary (Asst.)

Laura Bentley,

Financial Management



Advisory Board 

Hazel Applewhite


Meredith Palermo,

 Special Projects 

Melissa Pearson,

Self-Esteem Instructor

Board of Directors

Wanda Bryant,

Co-Founder of Entrepreneur Nation

Our Vision

Juanita Farnun,

Beauty Instructor

​Jennifer Little,

Administrative Assistant


Rosaline Astefanous,


Kamely Diaz,

Dance Instructor/Public Speaking

Vanina Williams,

Chair Person


Charlise Washington, Business Instructor​

Founder & CEO

Phil Andrews, Chair

President of Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce

CGI Values

Laura Bentley

Sarah Bhuiya,

Research Assistant

As a professional not-for-profit organization, we hold these values:

  • We operate with the highest standards of integrity.
  • We are dedicated to professional development.
  • We are a professional organization operated by Board of Directors.
  • We champion thought leadership and innovation.
  • We offer knowledge and expertise of the highest quality.

Melissa Pearson

Assistant Treasurer

Calender of Events 2018

Earlene Taylor’s vision is that all young women, if given the right tools can become extremely successful at an early age.  She hopes to provide hands on training for young women so that they can see the necessity for them to become business owners and successful entrepreneurs.  Her desire is to teach young women/girls the principles so that they can “Be all that they can be.”

Complete Girlz, Inc. was organized and founded by Earlene Lezama-Taylor in 2015.  Complete Girlz is a non-profit organization specializing in Entrepreneurship, Business & Etiquette. Ms. Taylor saw the need to educate young women/girls in low income communities as well as other young women/girls with a specific training to equip them with complete tools they need to become better leaders in their communities.  She has been personally mentoring young people and has been in the business arena for numerous years.  She attended NYC Technical College in Brooklyn majoring in Art & Advertising Design and she currently attends Metropolitan College for Business Management.  She is a member of The National Association of Professional Women, listed with the NY Women's Chamber of Commerce and a notary

Bridget Smith ,



Event Planner

Thays Vick,

Fashion/Self Imaging


Brittany Russell,

Director of Programming

Our Goals


31- Year End Ceremony


Mentoring - 2:30 - 3:30 pm/Tutoring - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

Summer Field Trips


25  - Year End Summer Party

Summer Field Trips


Orientation Sept. 15th /Start of classes - Sept 22nd


Field Trip or Volunteering


Christmas Party