The Empowerment Academy

A Hybrid Coaching Pageant System


The mission of the Empowerment Academy is to give participants a path to identify their goals, visualize their highest potential and strive to be the best versions of themselves, in an environment that supports their personal and professional goals. 

Our Signature Program

The Empowerment Academy is a personal development program that propels its Delegates to reach their pageant, personal and professional goals while completing a series of tailored benchmarks over a six-month commitment period. It is a non-competitive mentoring program that provides a hybrid of coaching and pageant experience to women across the spectrum of age, experience and abilities. 

As in pageantry, immense opportunities for personal growth can be gained from the preparation process, even more so than the main event itself. The Empowerment Academy was created on the premise that goal setting should be viewed from a holistic lens in order to obtain the greatest benefit from the overall experience.

The Virtual Pageants

The Empowerment Academy Virtual Pageants are a great place for you to gain valuable pageant experience. Beginners all the way up to seasoned pros have something to gain from this program. These are open pageants, and do not have a non-compete rule. Winners are allowed and encouraged to compete in other pageant systems. This pageant experience is designed for you to grow in your personal, professional and pageant skills.


One-on-One Coaching

The Empowerment Academy offers traditional coaching - supporting pageant, personal and professional goals - in a virtual format. 


Core Values

The Empowerment Academy is built upon the core values of integrity, kindness and respect through its outreach work and opportunities for Delegates and Spokesmodels. The organization follows the principles of Cultivating Respect with Darcy Castro, a program designed to encourage greater respect in our communities, starting in our own hearts. 


Target Participants

Women of all abilities, ages 17 and up, who are born or self-identify as female are invited to apply to the Empowerment Academy Signature Program or Virtual Pageants. 

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