Far too often, the stories of every day women who do extraordinary things are left untold. Girls Inc. Of Chicago is changing that narrative. Through SheShines our newly created leadership recognition award, we want to shine a bright light on Chicago’s strong, smart, and bold female leaders. On March 31, we will honor these women at an event where they will share their experience with Girls Inc. of Chicago girls, friends, and supporters of Girls Inc. We hope that you will join us.

We are so thrilled to announce our first cohort of She Shines Winners!

Angela Esposito, Senior Manager of Education and Experience at the Chicago Architectural Center

Leslie A. McKinney, Director of Black Women in Science and Engineering

Lindrea Reynolds, Founder of Next Level Brand Behavior

Susan Sadlowski Garza, 10th Ward Alderwoman

Veronica Johnson, Co-Pastor at Hyde Park Union Church

Whitney Morrison, Soprano performing with the Ryan Opera Center

Phaedra Leslie, Director of Business Relations and Economic Development at Workforce Board

Karen Foley, President and CEO of Juvenile Protection Association

If you have any questions regarding the She Shines event, selection process or next year’s nominations timeline, please reach out to Manager of Development, Lindsay Bartlett at lindsayb@girlsincofchicago.org