Although Shabria has much gratitude for her academic and professional journey, the transition from high school to college was not the most straightforward process. After attending a university for one year on a full scholarship, she felt led to step out on faith by releasing her scholarship to attend Spelman College. Freshman year gave her clarity about the environment she wanted to be immersed in, the type of career support she needed, and the type of college experience she wanted to remember. Through her experience, she recognized that even with her unique support system that significantly contributed to her success, she missed the critical component of having guidance through a step-by-step college preparation process. She knew that many young women could not release a scholarship and transfer schools, some lacked the proper support and guidance to begin, and some were never offered the help. This deficit created a burden and a passion for Shabria to provide underserved young high school girls with a system that would increase their success in transitioning into life after high school.
On May 4, 2020, Shabria founded Girls Who Empower, Inc. after she received God's plan as a college junior in March of 2015. During the five years of actively preparing in the wait, God's vision for G.W.E, Inc. became apparent, and she knew it was time to present it to the world in 2021. Shabria is a woman who seeks to be a solution to a problem. She strives to inspire others through her story and be inspired by the stories of the women who surround her. She lives by the Girls Who Empower, Inc. mission, which is "striving to empower young women so that they too can one day empower others."