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A Girls Inc. Celebration of International Women's Day

Join Girls Inc. of Greater Madison to help inspire girls and women to find their voice — to tell their story, discover their strengths, and realize their strong, smart & bold potential.

Thursday, March 7, 2019  |  5:00-8:00 p.m.  |  Overture Center for the Arts 

This March 7 (on the eve of International Women's Day) dine and connect with attendees and our featured speakers/performers, including Telisa Yancy, chief marketing officer for American Family Insurance; Eunique Jones Gibson, creative powerhouse for good; and Zhalarina Sanders, rapper/producer. Learn more about these strong, smart & bold women below. 

*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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Telisa Yancy 

Telisa Yancy is recognized in the business community as a revolutionary thinker anda transformational leader with a keen focus on customer-driven business models that leverage technology and design to gain efficiency and deliver delight to customers. Ms. Yancy is a member of the American Family Insurance senior leadership team, where she serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Fortune300 Company, leading all marketing, customer experience, consumer insights,communications and digital functions. Ms. Yancy is listed as a 2017 AdAge Women to Watch and a 2016 Ebony Magazine Power 100 Honoree.

Over the course of Ms. Yancy’s career, she has worked for iconic brands, like FordMotor Company and the Burger King Corporation and has held leadership positionsin marketing, sales, and general management. She has managed teams of 300-plus employees, and has managed divisional P&Ls with revenues exceeding $6 Billion. Ms. Yancy is consummate student of business and prides herself on building teams, brands and growth strategies that outlast her tenure. Ms. Yancy is a native of Chicago, IL and holds a BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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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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Zhalarina H. Sanders

Zhalarina H. Sanders is a rapper/producer from Tampa, FL, co-founder and Executive Director of The JVN Project, an organization that seeks to use Hip-Hop as a tool of empowerment, and is a graduate student of counseling psychology at UW-Madison. She has been awarded for her work in theatre and music, and is currently working toward the completion of her album Again and the year-long tour of her one-woman show Rose Gold

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