Avni Singh

Founder & CEO
Girl Alliance

Avni Singh is an entrepreneur and senior at Austin High School. Her company, Girl Alliance, helps teen girls confidently recognize and handle online sexual harassment, specifically boys asking girls for nudes.

Since the inception of Girl Alliance in November of 2016, Avni has achieved the following:
Received a patent describing a harassment reporting method
Assembled a team of 20 teen ambassadors and 4 advisors
Launched a sticker campaign with the help of Zach Horvath, Founder of Live A Great Story
Built a website that serves as an online platform for teen girls to share and receive advice regarding harassment
Spoken at events including SXSWEdu 2018 and A Tribe Called Brunch

She plans to work with USC’s Dr. Kathleen Reardon to adapt her Spectrum of Sexual Misconduct to teens and develop an “Am I Being Harassed?” app and garner school district support.

In her free time, Avni enjoys Indian classical dance, making music videos with her cousins, eating tacos, and kayaking.



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