Yahaira Gil Maestro

Director, The Young Women's Leadership Schools Girls' Education National Team
Student Leadership Network

Yahaira Gil Maestro is an accomplished professional with 20 years’ experience serving under-represented communities in New York City. Yahaira Gil Maestro is currently the Director of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools at Student Leadership Network leading programming that impacts close to 3,000 students. Her work in single sex, all girls’ education over the past 14 years, has focused on creating unique access opportunities that engage students, volunteers, and companies from a wide variety of industries.

Yahaira is an inaugural member of The Cru, a peer group committed to accelerating each other's personal and professional growth created by Tiffany Dufu. She is a 2019 Lead the Way Fellow, a professional coaching group for women of color. She is also the co-owner of BierWax, a craft beer and vinyl record bar in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Yahaira is a first generation Dominican-American born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She is a proud mother of nine-year-old twin girls.

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