Ninjababes is a dynamic outlet to further unify and support the ninja warrior community.
Our mission is to cultivate a community that champions mental and physical strength, ninja skills, and encouragement that is inclusive to all. We challenge women ninja athletes to step outside of fear and push out of their own comfort zone in order to build new courage and strength within themselves and each other.
Ninjababes aims to:
- Unify female ninja warrior athletes to build strong community, support, and camaraderie.
- Provide a safe place for women to build their self-confidence through mental, emotional, and physical practices without fear or judgment or exclusion.
- Provide an outlet for ninja warrior men to show their support for ninja warrior women through equality, respect, and empowerment.
- Provide training groups for women that challenge, motivate, and strengthen both their physical and mental capabilities.
- Empower girls and women to challenge themselves to do physical and mental feats that they previously deemed impossible, and to squash out fear that would have previously held them back.
Cara Poalillo Mack, the founder of Ninjababes, has always had a strong drive to encourage and uplift the women around her. She is from Maywood, NJ and competed on American Ninja Warrior season 10 in Philadelphia and season 11 in Baltimore. She started ninja training in fall 2016 and was blown away by the positive camaraderie and happy vibes that ninjas naturally surround themselves with and felt right at home. Cara felt a passion to find creative ways to encourage ninja athletes on a deeper level.
At that time there were four ninjas who were especially influential in driving Cara to spread this encouragement even further. These women, Chelsea Cronin, Danielle Bonomo, and Jane Greenebaum, along with Cara always made it a point to go above and beyond in supporting one another and started using the name "ninjababe" for each other. These girls and their shared encouragement deeply impacted Cara to want to take this support to a global level, and thus, 'Ninjababes' was born.