Amy Mintz, Founder

Amy Mintz

Founder

Amy Mintz

PhD Candidate, Critical Infrastructure with an emphasis in Counterterrorism
Publications: Homeland Security Today

Gala Chair

  • Nonprofit Founder     
  • Gala Co-Chair     
  • Executive Producer   
  • Best-Selling Author
  • PhD Candidate, Critical Infrastructure
  • MS in Digital Forensics
  • Graduate Studies in Cybersecurity Policy
  • Graduate Studies in Curriculum and Instruction
as seen on
Dr. Howard Gardner's Official Authoritative Site of Multiple Intelligences

Amy Mintz was recently featured as a Guest Writer by Dr. Howard Gardner on his Official Site of Multiple Intelligence. (Dr. Howard Gardner is the developmental psychologist and Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences). Her blog, Using Multiple Intelligences Theory to Understand Your "Superpowers" discusses MI9 Team superheroes and the effectiveness of the multiple intelligences to increase self-esteem in youth.

Mintz and her 501(c)3 nonprofit organization have also been featured in numerous other publications including the Philanthropy Journal and The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love.

 

About the Founder

Amy Mintz founded eGirl Power, an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and support young girls through leadership skills development and career exploration with an emphasis on STEM/STEAM and cybersecurity. Mintz supervises, directs and oversees all operations and affairs of the nonprofit organization. For the past 10+ years she has worked to drive the organization’s mission to educate and support the youth through signature events and programs with an award-winning team. Prior to founding eGirl Power, Mintz was an educator at Title I schools in Honolulu, Hawaii where she taught disadvantaged youth of a predominantly AAPI population.

Mintz spearheads eGirl Power’s AAPI Initiative to educate, empower and elevate AAPI girls and to unite efforts in the AAPI community and beyond to #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate. A Pacific Islander with family going back over four generations in Hawaii, Mintz spent most of her upbringing in Asia and Africa and started the eGirl Power AAPI Initiative in response to the significant increase in anti-Asian discrimination, hate crimes and incidents that have drastically risen since the global Covid pandemic began in 2020.

Mintz is also a PhD Candidate in Critical Infrastructure with an emphasis in Counterterrorism, interviewing top leading homeland security experts for her dissertation, and she holds Master's Degrees in Digital Forensics and Graduate Studies in Cybersecurity Policy and Curriculum and Instruction. Drawing upon this background, Mintz formed eGirl Power’s Cybersecurity program to help the youth learn best practices for online safety, key concepts of cybersecurity basics, and explore career pathways in the cybersecurity field.

In addition to shaping and directing programs of her nonprofit organization, Mintz has also served as Gala Chair of her organization’s Awards Gala. Held at The Yale Club NYC Grand Ballroom to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to giving back and celebrate paying it forward, this special event raised awareness and support for eGirl Power and awarded several extraordinary honorees, including Loreen Arbus, Dr. Allan Luks, Dr. Stephen Post, and more, and featured news personality Rita Cosby as the Emcee, Beyonce’s protege Sophie Beem as one of the performers, with numerous celebrities and notables in attendance.

my Mintz is also the Author/Creator of the Mi9 Team series, which she started working on in 2013, inspired by her experiences growing up overseas in different countries around the world. Her book, Mi9 Team: Unity Among Differences, reached #1 in Amazon's Best Sellers Rank in 2016. Mintz dedicated all proceeds from the book to support her nonprofit organization’s mission to empower young girls and support education. Mintz’s Mi9 Team book and 501(c)3 nonprofit programs were also featured on Harvard University’s Official Site of Multiple Intelligences, invited by Dr. Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Other past programs of Mintz’s nonprofit organization include the Project Pay It Forward program to inspire the youth to make a positive change by applying their special skills, unique talents and passions to make a difference in their community. This nationwide program reached youth in 40+ states throughout the country, and provided educational curriculum, resources and grant opportunities. Mintz was Executive Producer of filming for the program, which spanned locations from an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, to Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, to Fordham University, Stony Brook University, and Battery Park in New York City.

 


Best-Selling Author

Mintz and her book were featured on Dr. Gardner's Official Harvard Site of Multiple Intelligences. Learn more about the Superhero 9 edutainment series to educate and entertain the youth with superheroes, multiple intelligences and more.


Executive Producer

View Mintz's Reel for videos with:
3D & animation;
film trailers & teasers;
on-site events;
interviews with celebs, notables and more.


Gala Chair

Mintz co-chairs the organization's Awards Gala. The last gala was hosted in the Yale Club NYC Grand Ballroom and awarded several distinguished honorees. See what's next for the upcoming gala

 

Cybersecurity


Education & Cybersecurity

As a PhD Candidate in Critical Infrastructure with an MS in Digital Forensics, and Graduate Studies in Cybersecurity Policy and also Curriculum and Instruction, Mintz is helping youth explore cybersecurity basics and career possibilities, and learn best practices for staying safe and secure online.


Events

See more events held and organized by Mintz and her team, including the Gala, Film Screenings, Community Events, Youth Summits & Educational Workshops, Scholarship Contests and more.


Nonprofit Founder

Mintz founded the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization a decade ago to support the youth and education. Learn more about the Founder here.

Endorsements

 

"Amy Mintz is a nonprofit founder and an educator who incorporates MI in her lessons as a means to improve students' self-esteem and performance.

She has also drawn upon MI to create a [program] about superheroes entitled MI9 Team."

—Dr. Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He presented the theory of multiple intelligences for the first time in 1983 in the book Frames of Mind. Since then, the theory has been used in a wide variety of contexts and most frequently in education with students of all levels.

"The challenge for youth is to feel as smart as their peers and that they have the chances to use this intelligence. This is especially true for youngsters who lack encouragement where and how they live. Discuss Amy Mintz's new book with youngsters and let them recognize the super hero in themselves."

— Allan Luks, Founding Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University
Allan Luks is considered a top expert on volunteerism, and how helping others can benefit one's emotions and physical health. For decades he has directed well-known organizations dedicated to helping others. Luks has authored important books which are credited with having significant national impact, and has initiated and led the passage of laws that have had a significant impact on society.

 

"I strongly endorse Amy's work."

—Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author. He is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

"I am so impressed with the work of this [nonprofit]."

— Paul Hovitz, Community Board #1 Manhattan