Every day, there are women and girls in our community that identify a need or a problem and respond by taking action to make life better for their friends, family and neighbors. We believe that their commitment to serve others and their courage to try to make a difference deserves to be recognized.
We invite you to watch and be inspired by last year's 2020 virtual SHEro Awards.
What is a SHEro?
A woman or girl who inspires others through her actions. She is a person who leads with kindness, has a desire to help others and is someone who is making a positive change in herself or for others in a community. She could be your friend, neighbor, a teacher, healthcare worker or business owner. She can be anyone who is doing an example of the following:
* A SHEro is a woman or girl who inspires growth & change in herself or others. She is someone who has improved her own life or the lives of others by overcoming adversity, a crisis situation or who has gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
* A SHEro is a woman or girl who is involved in her community, someone who is a volunteer, a pioneer of a program that created change or does something for others in thecommunity.
* A SHEro is a woman or girl who is a trailblazer. She is someone who is a leader or innovator who has created change in a community or program.
On June 5, 2021, Women & Family Life Center, Guilford Youth & Family Services, Guilford Social Services, Madison Youth & Family Services, Clinton Human Services and Branford Counseling & Community Services will host a virtual event honoring the 2021 SHEro Award nominees from the CT Shoreline. This years virtual award ceremony will be presented by our returning emcee, Liza Petra, Executive Director of the Branford Community Foundation and the Guilford Foundation.
Chelsea Barron, Wendy DeLucca, Joanne Goldblum and Diane Pappacoda
Jenna Kareliussen, Kelley Edwards and Sherry Martini
Bobbi Jo Evans
Mary Angus and Christine Willett
Gabriela Garcia-Perez, Carrie Bishop Healy, Jennifer Cruet, Shannon Gale, Deborah Heinrich, Patricia McGuire, Gail O’Leary, Britney Obokovitz-Tasto, Liza Petra, Marji Shapiro, Dr. Andrea Silber, Kristin Song and Janice Ward
Lauren Kaplan, Keelin Virgulto, Jennifer Chapman, Karen Helburn, Tara Henry, Katie Stein and Martha Wells Hoffman