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International Women's Day

A Girls Inc. Celebration of Innovators and Pioneers

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On International Women’s Day, join Girls Inc. of Greater Madison in celebrating innovating and pioneering women.

Wed, March 8, 2017 • 5:30-8 pm  •  Wisconsin Institute for Discovery 

You’ll have the chance to dine, meet young girls and women in Madison, learn about what Girls Inc. has accomplished, and participate in science and art-themed activities designed to encourage strong, smart and bold conversation and participation. 

Our keynote speaker is photographer and activist Eunique Jones Gibson. See how her Because of Them We Can campaign uses powerful images to refute stereotypes and build the esteem of young people. Lisa Peyton-Caire, Assistant Vice President of Life, Learning & Events at Summit Credit Union will emcee the celebration.


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Speaker Eunique Jones Gibson

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 her work online at


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Introductory Speaker Telisa Yancy

Special thanks to American Family Insurance chief marketing officer Telisa Yancy for speaking at this celebration. Telisa was recently named as a 2016 honoree of Ebony magazine’s Ebony Power 100, a celebration of the world’s most inspiring African-Americans.

Telisa is a supporter of the Goodman Community Center and the Girls Inc. program through Goodman’s Women of Impact leadership and giving program.


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Emcee Lisa Peyton-Caire

Lisa Peyton-Caire is the Assistant Vice President of Life of Learning & Events at Summit Credit Union where she leads efforts on Financial Education, Community Giving, Corporate Events, and directs strategy for Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Wellness. 

In her spare time, she leads and supports efforts that empower women, youth, families and communities to thrive, and is the founder of a local non-profit organization that works to eliminate health disparities impacting the lives of African American women and girls.  

Recently named one of Wisconsin’s 44 Most Influential African Americans by Madison365 Magazine, Lisa encourages women and girls to embrace their full potential and to step boldly into leadership.



This event is generously sponsored by American Family Insurance,
BMO Harris Bank, Summit Credit Union and Zendesk.


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Browse through photos from our 2017 Girls Inc. International Women's Day Celebration. Thanks to Christopher Sewell for the wonderful photos!