Girls Inc. applauds the achievements of our incredible National Scholars and our Honorees who serve as inspiring leaders. Held on March 20 at the New York Marriott Marquis, the 2014 New York Luncheon marked the 30th celebration of this annual event. Our Scholars spanned the country, from New York to California, and our Honorees brought expertise from a vast array of industries. For highlights from the Scholars and Honorees, click the links below.
View a full list of 2014 New York Luncheon Honorees, Event Chairs, Host Committee members and Sponsors.
Satcha Pretto, News Anchor, Despierta América
Sonya Soutus, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola North America Group
Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President & CEO
Jade, a Girls Inc. National Scholar, describes how Girls Inc. was her second home.
Jade introduces The Honorable Nicole Avant, Former U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas.
Desireé, a Girls Inc. National Scholar, talks about how Girls Inc. sparked her love of STEM.
Desireé introduces Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chair, National Council of Negro Women.
Gabriela, a National Scholar, describes how Girls Inc. gave her the support she needed when she was separated from her family.
Gabriela introduces Lauren Eckhart Smith, Global Head of Real Estate and Facilities, Bloomberg LP.
Yingsi, a Girls Inc. alumna, describes how Girls Inc. helped her dream of attending Brown University become a reality.
Yingsi intros Susan Chapman-Hughes, SVP, US Account Development, Global Corporate Payments - Americas, American Express Company.
Samantha, a Girls Inc. National Scholar, explains how Girls Inc. was the honest, open space she needed.
Samantha intros Tonia O'Connor, President, Content Distribution & Corporate Business Development, Univision Communications, Inc.