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 leadership recognition award, we want to shine a bright light on Chicago’s strong, smart, and bold female leaders.

Join us on Wednesday, March 31 from 8:00-9:00amCST as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our inaugural 2019-2020 She Shines Honorees and announce our 2020-2021 She Shines Awardees! Click the link below to register.


We do not want admission cost to prohibit anyone interested in participating in the event from doing so. If cost is a barrier for your participation, please click here to register.

No refunds will be given for ticket and/or sponsorship sales.


2019-2020 Honorees from left to right:

Susan Sadlowski Garza (City of Chicago 10th Ward Alderwoman), Phaedra Leslie (Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership), Lindrea Reynolds (LR Brand Consulting), Karen Foley (Juvenile Protective Association), Whitney Morrison (Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center), Leslie A. McKinney (Black Women in Science and Engineering), Veronica Johnson (McCormick Theological Seminary), and Angela Esposito (Chicago Architecture Center).

Thank You Our Sponsor

Union Pacific Railroad

For more information and questions about She Shines, contact Yani Mason at yanim@girlsincofchicago.org