20th Annual

Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Registration: 5:30pm ET
Program: 6:15pm ET
Millennium Hall at the Loews Hotel 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

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2022 Strong, Smart, and Bold Honorees

Lana’s BioToyin’s Bio• Antoinette’s Bio

Lindsey’s Bio

Last year’s Virtual SSB Celebration can be viewed here: ssb2021.girlsincpa-nj.org

Free People
Land Services
Macquarie Investment Management
Comcast NBC Universal
Fredrick H. Masters, Esq. & Diane Gingles
GEM Mechanical Services, Inc.
Chrisna Govin
Jason Heckler
Milissa Hutchinson
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sonja Rivera
World Wide Technology
Matthew Heckler
Edmund Optics
Holman Enterprises
Mike & Chrissy Brown
CD & Associates
Drexel University College of Engineering
Lori Garber, Esq.
Scott Herrin
Simi Hoque, Ph.D.
Independence Blue Cross
Deborah Kauffman
CIFC Asset Management
Komal Mayekar
Maven Communications, LLC
Shari Reams-Henofer
Scott & Margaret Rubinacci
Aimee & Caleb Shafer
White and Williams LLP
The Links Incorporated, Philadelphia Chapter

Past Strong, Smart, and Bold Honorees


Sheila Harrington, Global Chief Executive Officer of Urban Outfitters and Free People Groups; The Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss (Ret.), Distinguished Neutral, The Dispute Resolution Institute; Sharon Walker, Dean, Drexel University College of Engineering


Lisa Detwiler, Managing Director, General Counsel, and COO FS Investment Solutions, LLC; Sheila Gallucci-Davis, Vice President – General Counsel, Philanthropy, and Corporate Responsibility Subaru of America, Inc.; and Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President, Community Impact, Comcast Corporation & President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation


Kelley B. Hodge, Esq., Of Counsel, Elliott Greenleaf; Sandy Pfeffer, Managing Director, Deloitte; and Judy Vredenburgh, President & CEO, Girls Inc. National


Emily Bittenbender, Managing Partner, Bittenbender Construction LP; Simi Hoque, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Drexel University; and Monica Malpass, Co-anchor, 6ABC Live Action News


Charisse Lillie, Attorney and Retired Comcast Executive; Sigrid Lundby, Vice President, Sr. Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; and Tuyet-Hanh Schnell, Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corporation


Joan Carter, President, UM Holdings, Ltd.; Grace Killelea, Founder & CEO, Half the Sky Leadership Institute; and Saniah M. Johnson, CPA, Vice President Strategic Analysis, Delaware Investments


Dr. Constance E. Clayton, Retired Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia, The Honorable Marjorie Margolies, President, Women’s Campaign International, Former Member of Congress, and English D. Willis, MD, Senior Principal Scientist Clinical Safety and Risk Management, Merck & Co., Inc.


Varsovia Fernandez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sherrill Mosee, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker, MinkeeBlue Nancy Gunza, CPA, Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen


Karen D. Buchholz,  Vice President Administration, Comcast Corporation Anne Ewers,  CEO and President, Kimmel Center Dr. Lori Shorr, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia


Jill Michal, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey Judith von Seldenek, Diversified Search Dyana Williams, Radio One


Linda Galante, Esq, Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, City of Philadelphia Marie Savard, M.D., ABC News Medical Contributor


Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, Independence Blue Cross Sara Manzano-Diaz, Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor Sharon Pinkenson, Greater Philadelphia Film Office


Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company Madeline M. Sherry, Esq., Gibbons P.C. Ahmeenah Young, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority


Nilda Iris Ruiz, Asociación Pertorriqueños En Marcha, Inc. (APM) Marciene S. Mattleman, ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships Pamela A. Browner-Crawley, Citizens Bank


Cheryl McKissack, McKissack and McKissack Alba Martinez, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Judith Spires, ACME Markets Eastern Division

Past Champion for Girls Award Recipients


The Wesley Family Foundation






Macquarie Investment Management


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