The 20th Annual Strong, Smart, & Bold Celebration
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
5:30pm ET Registration | 6:15pm ET Program
Millennium Hall at the Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Strong, Smart, and Bold Honoree Spotlight: Lana Murray
We are delighted to honor Mrs. Lana Murray at this year's Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration. Principal Murray is the Principal at Yorkship Elementary School in Camden, New Jersey. She believes every student deserves an opportunity to develop the academic identity, routines, expectations, and social supports that will enable him or her to leave her school ready for the academic challenges of middle school and beyond. Learn more about Principal Murray here.

Learn more about the celebration, our other honorees, and sponsorship opportunities here.
We are so pleased to welcome eight new awesome members to the Girls Inc. Associate Advisory Board! You can meet them all here.
She Leads Advocacy Summit: Strong Voices, Smart Choices, Bold Actions
In partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Charitas Foundation, Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey hosted the 3rd annual She Leads Advocacy Summit. A total of 85 girls in grades K-12 gathered online to network, engage in interactive activities, and exchange ideas about how youth can take action against racial injustice and systemic inequalities over the course of two sessions. Each session was designed to be age and developmentally appropriate, with activities including exploring literature that celebrated diversity for K-5th graders and deconstructing social justice messages in songs for 6-12th graders!
Ambassador Club
Our Ambassador Club is a program designed for high school girls to develop leadership skills and create lasting social change. Participants have been meeting twice a month for workshops including creating current and future vision boards and resume creation. The Ambassador Club also embarked on career exploration with workshops from Macquarie and Deloitte, as well as post-secondary exploration with virtual and in-person college tours!
Girls Inc. team gets together again!
Our friends at Deloitte led a Business Chemistry workshop for our staff. Led by Jessica Day and Associate Advisory Board co-chair Aimee Shafer, our team learned about different working styles and how to create a work environment that supports all of them. This was also the first time since March 2020 that all of the staff was able to get together in person!
We're participating in the myWalgreens donation program!
We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey through 02/28/22. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. It’s that easy. Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or more of your Walgreens Cash rewards you’ll be making a big difference. It really adds up!
*Walgreens Cash rewards can be redeemed as a donation to designated charities as shown in your myWalgreensTM account in app or on Once Walgreens Cash rewards are redeemed for a donation, the exchange is not reversible and cannot be canceled once submitted. Donation is not tax deductible, and additional terms and conditions may apply. Walgreens reserves the right to change the charities that are eligible to participate at any time without notice.
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ
1901 S. 9th St
Suite 602
Philadelphia, PA 19148
ph: 215-735-7775
fax: 215-764-5099