Hazel Applewhite


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.


Bridget Smith ,


Lisa Wilson,

Founder of The Different Levels of Abuse

Our Goals

Kamely Diaz,

Dance Instructor/Public Speaking

Vanina Williams,

Chair Person


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.

Charlise Washington, Business Instructor​

​Jennifer Little,

Administrative Assistant




Board of Directors

Melissa Pearson

Assistant Treasurer

Advisory Board 

Brittany Russell,

Director of Programming


Administrative Assistant #2

Thays Vick,

Fashion/Self Imaging

Phil Andrews,

President of Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce


Ava Levine, 

 Youth Secretary (Asst.)

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

Calender of Events 2018

Rosaline Astefanous,


Wanda Bryant,

Co-Founder of Entrepreneur Nation

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


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


Laura Bentley,

Financial Management

Nicola Ince,

Life Skills  Instructor

Shanell Stevens,

Arts  & Crafts/Reseach Assistant

Cynthia Romero,


Our Vision

CGI Values


Event Planner

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.”

Laura Bentley

Meredith Palermo,

 Special Projects 

Melissa Pearson,

Self-Esteem Instructor

Founder & CEO

Juanita Farnun,

Beauty Instructor

Alicia John Esq.