On Wednesday, September 28, Girls Inc. of San Diego will host its second annual SHE LEADS: Strong, Smart and Bold Women of San Diego event. Business and community leaders throughout San Diego County will come together in person to honor three extraordinary women who have made standout contributions in the fields of technology, finance and government, as well as a commitment to making an impact on women and girls.
“Protecting and advancing women’s rights has never been more critical,” said Sandra Ainslie, CEO of Girls Inc. of San Diego. “We are proud to highlight these female change-makers as they continue to redefine leadership and make pathways for our future generation of girls.”
We are privileged to recognize the following trailblazers who are paving the way for the next generation of girls:
- Maritza Diaz, CEO of ITJ. She enables companies to create software centers of excellence in Mexico.
- Kim Folsom, Founder, Chairperson and CEO of Founders First Capital Partners. Bridging the funding and economic gap for diverse founder-led businesses.
- Janessa Goldbeck, CEO of Vet Voice Foundation and a Marine Corps veteran. She empowers military veterans to become civic leaders and policy advocates as they continue their service at home.
To purchase tickets for the SHE LEADS: Strong, Smart and Bold Women of San Diego event or to become a sponsor, visit: https://sheleads2022.eventbrite.com/
About Girls Inc. of San Diego County
Girls Inc. of San Diego County inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. They provide hundreds of girls each year with life-changing support and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. By providing no-cost, research-based programming, the organization helps girls in the county overcome gender, economic and social barriers. This is so they may see college as attainable, resist peer pressure and explore professional fields in STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
For more than 50 years, the nonprofit organization has supported high-need girls with no-cost programming to help them succeed in life.
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