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International Women's Day 2018

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A Girls Inc. Celebration of International Women's Day

The age of strong, smart & bold women is here! Join Girls Inc. of Greater Madison in celebrating the positive influence we all have in our community and on each other!

Thursday, March 8, 2018  |  5:30-8:00 p.m.  |  Overture Center for the Arts 

Dine and connect with young girls and other exceptional women, learn about what Girls Inc. has accomplished and the growth of the program city-wide, and engage in activities designed to encourage strong, smart & bold conversation and participation.

This year we are featuring three strong, smart & bold women speakers an ultra-marathoner/author, a photographer/activist, and a singer/songwriter. Their messages about overcoming challenges in order to succeed are certain to empower all in attendance.  

*Tickets are $60 and all event proceeds support Girls Inc. of Greater Madison — we hope you can join in this special celebration! Whether you can make the event or not, please consider sponsoring a Girls Inc. participant (or her family member) to attend — we have an easy option to donate this opportunity in the ticketing section. 



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Mirna Valerio : STRONG

Mirna, aka @TheMirnavator, is an educator, coach, diversity practitioner, blogger, author of "A Beautiful Work In Progress" and ultra-marathoner who believes that many of life's lessons can be learned by engaging oneself in the pursuit of wisdom gained through moving your body in nature.

Mirna challenges convention and inspires others to be active and loving of oneself. Her obsession with running saved her life - and has inspired countless people around the world to do the same. Learn more at Fat Girl Running and in this REI film.

Eunique small web headshotEunique Jones Gibson : SMART

Eunique uses her work with photography and digital marketing to build community through culturally conscious media. In 2013, Eunique launched the Because of Them, We Can™ campaign during Black History Month with a mission to empower the next generation to honor the legacy of their ancestors through their own pursuit of greatness.

The campaign, which has been considered one of the most prolific and virally successful Black History campaigns of all time, features photographs and video of adorable children channeling successful leaders, activists, and celebrities, past and present from across the African diaspora. View Eunique's work.

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Karen Rodriguez : BOLD

Singer/songwriter Karen Rodriguez reached national attention on season 10 of American Idol, where she became the first bilingual finalist. In 2015, Karen began releasing 'Spanglish' covers of popular songs on her YouTube channel. Her cover of Adele's "Hello" garnered over 10 million views. 

In 2016 Karen was signed with Roc Nation Latin, an entertainment company founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, and began working on new music. She has since released original songs in both Spanish and in English. Learn more about Karen

This event is generously sponsored by:

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Summit Credit Union  |  Zendesk

CapSpecialty  |  Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier  |  Ipswitch


Interested in being a sponsor?

Contact Jon Lica, Corporate Giving Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608.204.8049 for details.