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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

I am proud to be a girl. I will do whatever it takes to be successful.

2013 New York Luncheon Celebrating Women of Achievement

View video highlights from the 2013 New York Luncheon. 

On March 13, 2013, we recognized five incredible leaders and Girls Inc. alumnae for their extraordinary dedication and drive at the Girls Inc. New York Luncheon - Celebrating Women of Achievement. All of our Honorees and the girls they inspire embody the Girls Inc. mission of being strong, smart, and bold.


Melanie Gray
Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Linda L. Addison
Partner-In-Charge, New York, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Jill Bright
Chief Administrative Officer, Condé Nast 

Catherine M. Coughlin
Senior Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer, AT&T Inc. 

Debra A. Sandler
President, Mars Chocolate North America

Corporate Vision Award: Merck
Accepted by Dr. Linda W. Schaffer, Senior Vice President, MRL Project Leadership and Management


Margaret Brennan
Correspondent, CBS News

Host Committee

Frank Burnes 
JPMorgan Chase – Retired

Mary Byron

Julie Greiner
Macy’s Inc

Regina R. Lee

Janet Levy-Rivkin

Sally Phipps

Joyce M. Roché 

Board Planning Committee

Robin Klehr Avia

Susie A. Buffett
The Sherwood Foundation

Susan Chapman
American Express Company

Lori Dickerson Fouché 
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

Bridgette P. Heller
Merck & Co., Inc.

Kim M. Sharan
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Lucy Sorrentini
Booz Allen Hamilton

Sonya Soutus
The Coca-Cola Company

Ellen Stafford-Sigg
Deloitte Consulting LLP