Girls Inc. honors Sandra Campos, Melanie Gray, Selenis Leyva and Cox Enterprises at Annual New York Luncheon

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Annual event raises funds to support Girls Inc. in delivering life-changing programming and experiences to equip girls to grow up strong, smart, and bold.

Girls are powerful on their own. They face a lot of challenges, but, with the right supports, role models, and mentors, they can push past obstacles to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and advocate for themselves and others.

On Tuesday, March 3, Girls Inc. will salute four Honorees at the 2020 Girls Inc. New York Luncheon – Celebrating Women of Achievement whose leadership and success have increased opportunities for girls and women and inspired them to be strong, smart, and bold.

The honorees are:

Sandra Campos
CEO
DVF (Diane von Furstenberg)

Selenis Leyva
Actress/Activist
Diary of a Future President

CORPORATE VISION AWARD
Cox Enterprises
Accepted by Janet Barnard
EVP & Chief People Officer
Cox Automotive

CHAMPION FOR GIRLS AWARD
Melanie Gray
Immediate Past Board Chair, Girls Inc.

“Girls are powerful on their own. They face a lot of challenges, but, with the right supports, role models, and mentors, they can push past obstacles to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and advocate for themselves and others,” says Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D., Girls Inc. President and CEO. “This year’s honorees are the kind of role models who show girls what it means to dream and achieve great things. We are delighted to honor them, both for their own accomplishments and for their commitment to women and girls.”

The Girls Inc. New York Luncheon is hosted by Cate Luzio, CEO of Luminary, and Alison Kenney Paul, Principal, Vice Chairman, Deloitte. Held at the New York Marriott Marquis, the event brings together hundreds of committed supporters to celebrate distinguished Honorees and Girls Inc. National Scholars who share personal stories of overcoming challenges. The event raises funds to support Girls Inc. in delivering life-changing programming and opportunities for girls in the United States and Canada.

New evaluation from the American Institutes of Research (AIR) finds Girls Inc. girls have a significant advantage over their peers in more than 20 key areas. The findings demonstrate that girls not only thrive at Girls Inc., they are also more likely than other girls to see themselves as leaders, with the skills and capabilities of influencing and improving their local communities. Informed by both the AIR study and an understanding of what is happening in girls’ lives, in the newly released Stronger, Smarter, Bolder: Girls Take the Lead Report, Girls Inc. proposes four crucial supports that allow girls to reach their potential and become strong leaders: the right relationships; encouragement to develop and use their voices; a positive self-image; and intellectual confidence.

Event Details:
Girls Inc. New York Luncheon – Celebrating Women of Achievement
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The New York Marriott Marquis
Broadway Ballroom
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, New York 10036

Host Committee:
Lori Dickerson Fouché
Suna Said Maslin
Shaun Robinson
Joyce M. Roché
Tara Stacom
Judy Vredenburgh

PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE DURING RECEPTION WITH R.S.V.P.

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About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through mentoring relationships, girls-only safe spaces, and research-based programming. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls. Join us at girlsinc.org.

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