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.
On June 6th Women & Family Life Center, Guilford Youth & Family Services, Madison Youth & Family Services, Clinton Human Services and Branford Counseling & Community Services hosted a virtual event honoring 31 women and girls from the CT Shoreline.
A special thank you to U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro who was our keynote speaker and inspired everyone to dream more, do more and be more, as we all keep our feet on the gas working toward equality for ALL. Thank you to Liza Petra, a celebrated SHERO and presenter, who made each one of our honorees feel valued and proud of her contributions.
Please take time to read through the list of this year's SHEroes below.
If you were not able to join us, click here to read about it or watch the entire awards event below.
Chelsea Barron, Wendy DeLucca, Joanne Goldblum and Diane Pappacoda
Jenna Kareliussen, Kelley Edwards and Sherry Martini
Bobbi Jo Evans
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
Mary Angus and Christine Willett
Lauren Kaplan, Keelin Virgulto, Jennifer Chapman, Karen Helburn, Tara Henry, Katie Stein and Martha Wells Hoffman
A SHEro is...
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.