Strong Smart Bold Awards Gala

2023 Strong Smart Bold Awards Gala

Step into the future at the Girls Inc. of Chicago 2023 Strong Smart Bold Awards Gala!

Experience an extraordinary night filled with empowerment, inspiration, and community on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the illustrious Museum of Science and Industry. Mix and mingle during our cocktail hour, commencing at 6 p.m., followed by an elegant dinner program at 7 p.m. 

As a special treat, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the museum’s captivating exhibits, including Science Storms and the Great Train Story. Enjoy complimentary parking, and please don your best formal or semi-formal attire for this remarkable evening. Explore our sponsorship opportunities and secure your spot today by clicking below.

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at


Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637


October 5, 2023

Doors Open

Cocktail Hour: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Event Start Time

Dinner: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Our signature fundraising event, the Annual Strong Smart Bold Awards plays a critical role in supporting our work to ensure that Chicago girls have access to life-changing programming and exposure experiences that inspire them to be strong, smart, and bold.

Past Gala Events

Meet Our 2022 Strong Smart Bold Award Honorees

Wanji Walcott

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Discover Financial Services

Cheryl K. Beebe

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ingredion Incorporated

Alfreda Bradley-Coar

Chief Legal Officer
The Obama Foundation

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