Girls Inc. Honors Diane Hoskins, Yvette Ostolaza, Clara Shih, Ellen Stafford-Sigg, and Voya Financial® at Annual New York Luncheon – Celebrating Women of Achievement

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Event to bring together nearly 1,000 champions for girls

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Our 2016 honorees are committed to increasing opportunities for the next generation of girls and inspire them to embrace new possibilities.

On Monday, March 7, the annual Girls Inc. New York Luncheon will salute five honorees whose leadership and accomplishments have inspired and supported girls in realizing their full potential.

The honorees are:

Diane Hoskins, FAIA

Yvette Ostolaza
Dallas Managing Partner
Co-Leader of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation Group
Member of the Executive Committee
Sidley Austin LLP

Clara Shih
CEO and Founder
Hearsay Social

Champion for Girls Award:
Ellen Stafford-Sigg
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Girls Inc. Board Chair

Corporate Vision Award:
Voya Financial®
Accepted by
Trish Walsh
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Held at the New York Marriott Marquis, the event is chaired by Regina Montoya, Attorney and Board Member, Girls Inc., and hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, Anchor, 20/20, ABC News.

“Girls Inc. recognizes how important it is for girls to have access to role models who embody confidence, leadership, and achievement to imagine their own success,” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. “Our 2016 honorees are committed to increasing opportunities for the next generation of girls and inspire them to embrace new possibilities. We are thrilled to recognize them.”

Now in its 32nd year, the Girls Inc. New York Luncheon – Celebrating Women of Achievement brings together nearly 1,000 committed champions for girls. Honorees are paired with Girls Inc. National Scholars who will share personal stories of overcoming challenges and how the honoree has motivated her to achieve her academic, personal, and career goals.

The event raises funds to support Girls Inc. in delivering life-changing programs and experiences to girls across the United States and Canada.

Event Details:

Girls Inc. New York Luncheon – Celebrating Women of Achievement
Monday, March 7, 2016
The New York Marriott Marquis
Broadway Ballroom
1535 Broadway
(between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, New York 10036

Reception: 11:15 a.m
Luncheon: 12:00 p.m

Tickets are still available for purchase.

Host Committee:
Courtney Adante, Teneo
Robin Klehr Avia, Gensler
J. T. (Ted) Childs, Jr., Ted Childs LLC
Lori Dickerson Fouché, Prudential Annuities
Melanie Gray, Winston & Strawn LLP
Peige Katz, Bexchange LLC
Barbara Levy Landes, Public Broadcasting Service
Sally Phipps, Colgate Palmolive Co.
Joyce M. Roché
Kim M. Sharan, Kim M. Sharan, LLC
Lucy Sorrentini, Impact Consulting, LLC
Tara I. Stacom, Cushman & Wakefield
Ellen Stafford-Sigg, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Julie Greiner Weiser

Photos and interviews are available during reception with R.S.V.P. only. Press are encouraged to arrive at 10:45 a.m.


About Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.

At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Join us at

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