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Celebrating 10 Years of Strong Work in Boston

Posted by Strong Women Strong Girls Jun 6, 2014 , , , , , , , , , , ,

On Monday, June 2nd, we honored 10 Phenomenal Women who serve as examples in our community of what is possible through hard work, great ambition, and big dreams. We heard from Marynee Pontes about her growth as a girl in our program and how meaningful it has been to serve as a college mentor this year, helping other girls gain the confidence and skills that SWSG afforded her as a little girl.

Guests at the 10th Anniversary Celebration contributed nearly $100,000 so far through sponsorships, ticket purchases, the raffle, auction and pledges. This will make an enormous difference in helping us move girls off the waitlist and into our current programming, and expand into new sites in and around Greater Boston next year. Thank you!

If you were unable to attend, please consider helping girls be strong, proud, and grow to become the phenomenal women of their generation.  You can still make your charitable donation online at www.stayclassy.org/10years.

 

10 Phenomenal Women Honorees. From left to right: Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden; Alison Quirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation; Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Hill Holliday; Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, President and CEO, YWCA; SWSG program participant Amalia; Shirley Leung, Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Candy O'Terry, Creator and Co-host of Exceptional Women, Magic 106.7; Helen Drinan, President, Simmons College; Kimberly Steimle Vaughan, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief People Officer, Suffolk Construction; Lindsay Hyde, Founder of Strong Women, Strong Girls; Jessica Taubner who received the award on behalf of Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor At-Large

10 Phenomenal Women Honorees
From left to right: Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden; Alison Quirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation; Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Hill Holliday; Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, President and CEO, YWCA; Shirley Leung, Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Candy O’Terry, Creator and Co-host of Exceptional Women, Magic 106.7; Helen Drinan, President, Simmons College; Kimberly Steimle Vaughan, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief People Officer, Suffolk Construction; Lindsay Hyde, Founder of Strong Women, Strong Girls; Jessica Taubner who received the award on behalf of Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor At-Large
Photo Credit: © Mike Ritter 2014

  Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos from the event by clicking here!

SWSG is grateful and proud to receive event sponsorships and in-kind support from the following corporations:

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$30 gives college mentors the tools needed to be role models.