About Our Founder
At the age of seventeen, Elisa Wiah founded Girls Like Me, Inc. with the intent to provide girls with the support and resources to express themselves freely and accomplish their dreams. Elisa is a writer of inspiring thoughts, an admirer of pretty things, and a professional dreamer. She is the designer and curator of ShopGLM.com, our dedicated GLM accessories boutique. She is the author of our blog, Girls Like..., and currently one book, Building my Village. She loves to cook and eat vegan recipes whenever she is not writing or running GLM. Most of all, she is honored to be trusted as a mentor to our GLM Girls and many others. While Elisa was born and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, she grew up down south in Winston-Salem, NC. She is a graduate of Shaw University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Her ultimate dream: to send at least one girl to college on a full scholarship every year. Her greatest influences: Her Grandmothers and Oprah. Elisa is the daughter of Kimberly and Senwan. She is a proud sister, niece, cousin, and friend.