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Girls Inc. Celebration of International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2020  |  5:30-8:00 p.m.  |  Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center


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On March 10 (days following International Women's Day) we highlighted our Girls Inc. girls and their “Strong, Smart and Bold” work, then dined and connected with attendees and our featured speakers and performers. Learn more about our powerhouse women speakers below. They overwhelmingly inspired our audience and Girls Inc. participants. 

All proceeds from the event support Girls Inc. of Greater Madison programming. Learn more about Girls Inc. of Greater Madison at  

Want to support Girls Inc. of Greater Madison? You can make a gift to directly support the girl-centric programming at: or  


Blanford headshot web2Sheridan Blanford

Sheridan joined Wisconsin’s Diversity & Inclusion staff in August of 2017 and was named the Director of Inclusion & Engagement in 2018. In this role, she assesses and leads the current Division of Intercollegiate Athletics programming, initiatives, policies, and procedures regarding diversity issues that facilitate a diverse and inclusive culture across dimensions of diversity for student-athletes, coaches, administration, and campus and community constituents. Women Leaders in College Sports selected Sheridan as a 2018 Rising Star Award winner, and in 2019 Madison 365 named her as Wisconsin's 49 Most Influential Black Leaders. She previously served as the Assistant Director for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Blanford graduated from St. Olaf College in 2015 where she played basketball and earned her Master's degree in the University of Washington's Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership program the following year.


Geddes headshot web copyJodie Geddes

Jodie currently serves as the Healing Circles Manager at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). She supports the design and implementation of over ten weekly restorative justice circles. Jodie is also a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University where she received her Masters of Arts in Conflict Transformation. During this time, she worked with numerous community organizations and young people leading multiple campaigns for healing. For Jodie, it is important to center the stories of all through an intersectional lens. Jodie is the co-author of The Little Book of Racial Healing and a spoken word poet. You can find her writings online at For Harriett or Blavity.


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