Every spring, we host a Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon to celebrate our girls and our distinguished honorees for the Women of Vision and the Champion for Girls awards. Beginning in 2022, our annual Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon will also featre an Organizational Champion for Girls Award, highlighting an organization making changes for women and girls both locally and globally.
6th Annual Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon
The 2022 Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon theme is Onward & Upward: Continuing a Legacy of Excellence.
We are so excited to announce the 2022 Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon! We will host this event on Thursday, March 10th from 12 to 1PM – with check-in beginning at 11 am at WJCT Studios. The 2022 Celebration Luncheon will feature Kim Allen, Ph.D., CEO of 904WARD, as the keynote speaker. Melissa Ross, host of First Coast Connect and co-host of Florida Round-Up, will be recognized as the Women of Vision honoree. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Immediate Past Board Chair, Jamie Olinto, will be named this year’s Champion for Girls honoree. This year’s Celebration Luncheon will also feature the inaugural Organizational Champion for Girls Award, which will honor an organization that is making great strides for women and girls but locally and globally. This year the first ever Organization Champion for Girls will be presented to the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.
Join us as we celebrate the impact these leaders continue to make in Jacksonville. You won’t want to miss this celebration!
Thank you to our Title Sponsors, Publix Charities and the Jaguars Foundation.
United Nation’s International Day of the Girl.
The 2021 United Nations theme is My Voice, Our Equal Future. The world is home to more than 1.1 billion girls under age 18, who are poised to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers the world has ever seen.
Sadly, progress for girls has not kept pace with the realities they face today, and COVID-19 has reinforced many of these gaps. Gaps such as generational poverty, gender inequality, inequitable access to education, healthcare and other resources, and gender violence. Our belief at Girls Inc. is that all girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life. If effectively supported, girls all over the world are proving they are unstoppable, and that they have the potential to use their voices and be equal partners in solving the many problems that exist in our communities and our world– both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders when they are invested in.
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Winter candyland & silent auction
Girls Inc. girls are strong, smart, bold… and too sweet! Thank you to all who attended and participated in our first ever Winter Candyland & Silent auction! Because of your support, this even was a huge success. Not only were we able to raise funds to continue serving Girls Inc. Programming in Jacksonville, we also inspired a room full of people to invest in girls and help them break generational cycles and grow up strong smart & bold!