Mija, Yes You Can.®
Our vision: To unite, encourage and remind women and young girls that an equal world is possible. Our Mission: We empower and advocate for women of all ages, races, ethnicities, social-economic status, sexual and gender identities to achieve gender equity in all aspects of life. We aim to provide resources and education to women and girls in order to help them achieve their ambitions in life. We achieve this empowerment by focusing on our main pillars: Education, Wellness, Mentorship, Development and Philanthropy.

Causes: Advocacy, Education, Women's Issues

Spreading women empowerment with one simple phrase, “Mija, Yes you can.”

On March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day, our founder, Iris Lopez, launched a project that she had held in for months because she wasn’t sure if this “silly little project” would amount to anything. That’s when she heard her mom’s voice calmly telling her, “Mija, Yes you can,” and turns out mom was right.

A year later and Mija, Yes you can.® has donated hundreds of dollars to other non-profit organizations in our communiity including NAMI of El Paso, The Center Against Sexual and Family Violence and the Alzheimer’s Association.

This year our organization was proud to introduce our first Mijo to our team of Mijas in hopes of creating a space for men of all ages so they can join us in our mission of empowering women in our community.

Putting “The Mijas” in local schools has always been a dream for our founder and through your donations we hope to launch our first-ever after school program, “Rising ICONS of Tomorrow,” which will be geared towards middle school girls who need that extra mentoring to help them succed in school and in life.

Your donations will not only help us provide more scholarships, but it will also help us create workshops that allow women in our community to network and gather together to share their stories and to continue partnering with other local non-profit organizations to bring awareness to their missions as well.

“Mija, Yes you can” aims at telling the stories of women of all ages who have achieved great things through obstacles big or small. We hope to provide a platform that allows women to encourage each other and most importantly relate to one another, because you never truly realize how much you can relate to others until you share your story with the world.

There’s a reason our phrase is in both Spanish and English. The phrase is meant to reach ALL women of ALL races and ethnicities. We are proud of our Mexican culture and invite others to join us in this movement that includes ALL women.

The Mija Project is a team of women who want to remind the world to never underestimate the ability of a determined woman. Young or old, experienced or inexperienced. When a women is determined to do something it will get done. Why? Because Mija, Yes you can.

Take a look at the work we’ve done throughout the year

Mija Community Workshop
“Mother Mija” Beer Release at Craft, Rhythm & Brews
Mija Market Volunteers
SISD Mother Daughter Conference
Mija Yes You Can at PRIDE
Mija Holiday Dinner