Far too often, the stories of everyday women who do extraordinary things are left untold. Girls Inc. of Chicago is changing that narrative. Through SheShines, our signature leadership recognition award, we want to shine a bright light on Chicago’s strong, smart, and bold female leaders.

We are now accepting nominations for our 2022 She Shines cohort! Know a woman making a difference in the lives of girls and women in Chicago? Nominate her for Girls Inc. of Chicago’s She Shines Awards. Submit your nomination by or before December 3, 2021.

Submit a nomination for our 2022 She Shines Awards

Learn more about our 2021 winners here.

Contact us at strongsmartbold@girlsincofchicago.org if you have questions.

On March 31, 2021, we honored our inaugural She Shines cohort and announced our newest awardees during a virtual event during Women’s History Month with Girls Inc. of Chicago girls, friends, and supporters of Girls Inc.

Learn more about our 2020-2021 She Shines Awardees

Thanks to Union Pacific for sponsoring our She Shines initiative.

If you have any questions regarding She Shines, please reach out to us at strongsmartbold@girlsincofchicago.org