(WTVM) - On Thursday, March 12, the annual Girls Inc. New York Luncheon – Celebrating Women of Achievement saluted Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S. for inspiring girls to set goals and achieve their full potential.
White was one of five honorees recognized at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Chelsea Clinton served as guest speaker and spoke on how inspiring girls to become leaders can propel girls' and women's global progress.
The event is chaired by Lori Dickerson Fouche', CEO of Prudential Group Insurance and hosted by Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist and CEO at Starfish Media Group.
"Every girl needs someone in her corner who demonstrates the incredible achievements girls and women can make and who supports her inner strengths and drive," said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. "The honorees are women who inspire the next generation of girls to seize new possibilities and envision successful futures. We are thrilled to recognize them and to welcome Ms. Clinton in furthering the critical role girls and women play in solving our world's greatest challenges."
Each honoree is paired with a Girls Inc. National Scholar who will speak about overcoming obstacles and share how the honoree's incredible achievements and drive inspires them. The event raises funds to support Girls Inc. in expanding the reach of its educational programming and experiences across the United States and Canada.
The local Executive Director, Dorothy Hyatt, and three local Girls Inc. members also attended the luncheon.