During the New York Luncheon Celebrating Women of Achievement on March 1, Girls Inc. honored women who have made a difference in sports, entertainment, beauty, fashion and business.
Girls Inc. provides mentorship and safe spaces for girls in schools and communities across the country, equipping them to navigate gender, economic and social barriers, while helping them grow up to be healthy, educated and independent.
The event honorees included:
- Tina Fey received the Champion for Girls award for her steadfast support for women in entertainment and her work with Girls Inc. over many years.
- Tennis champion and fashion, design and nutrition entrepreneur Venus Williams was recognized for her work supporting pay equity for women.
- West Side Story star and Academy-Award nominee Ariana DeBose was recognized for her work as a champion for Afro-Latina representation and LGBTQ+ youth.
- Founder and creative director of AERIN and style and image director of Esteé Lauder Aerin Lauder was honored for promoting more inclusive norms of beauty for women.
- Pamela Stewart, president, West operations-North America Operating Unit at The Coca-Cola Company, and Carrie Strom, president of Global Allergan Aesthetics and senior vice president of AbbVie were recognized as corporate leaders championing women in the corporate sector.
- Macy’s received the Corporate Vision Award for its support of Girls Inc.'s STEM education and college readiness programming. Macy’s senior vice president of corporate communications Bobby Amirshahi accepted the award on behalf of the company.
The event took place virtually on March 1, 2022. Proceeds from the event will enable Girls Inc. to reach more girls and help them reach their full potential.