Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning writer and the executive director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, whose mission is to empower girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Over 25 years ago, Renee started her career in marketing. After developing a passion for writing and serving youth, she transitioned into the nonprofit sector, working in youth development.
Renee lives by the mantra, ‘service is our human duty,’ and spends much of her time serving her community and advocating for equity for women and girls.
She started a self-named scholarship program for students pursuing writing and social justice degrees. She has received numerous awards for being an outstanding business leader, writer, and community servant.
Renee was recognized as one of Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business. She also received a Professional Business Women Award from The Long Island Herald.
Renee serves on the national board of Girls Inc. and was the founding board Chair for LEAP (Literacy Empowerment Action Project) Global, an organization with a mission to provide innovative literacy, youth empowerment programming, and high school scholarships to students in Ghana, Africa.
Renee is a former fellow of the National Nonprofit Executive Leadership Academy and also received a Certificate in Organizational and Community Leadership from the Center for Nonprofit Leadership with Adelphi University’s School of Social Work.
Renee is now a published author of over twenty books and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the College of New Rochelle. She also has a Master of Arts in Media Arts from New School University and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from St. John’s University.