NEW YORK — On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at The Plaza in New York City, the Girls Inc. New York Celebration Luncheon will present the prestigious Corporate Vision Award to Walgreens for its leadership in creating healthy communities for girls. The event also recognizes three outstanding women of achievement who are icons in their respective fields, serving as rolemodels for girls and young women everywhere.
“Role models are a powerful force in helping girls and young women envision endless possibilities for their future,” said Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D., President and CEO of Girls Inc. “Our 2023 New York Luncheon honorees have paved the way for a new generation of leaders and innovators. We are proud to thank Patricia Field, H.E.R., Hoda Kotb, and Walgreens for their own leadership, and to recognize their shared commitment to inspiring strong, smart, and bold girls everywhere to take
Patricia Field – Costume Designer, Entrepreneur & Stylist
Emmy and Academy award-winning fashion visionary Patricia Field is an iconic costume designer, receiving numerous accolades for her work in television series such as Sex in the City and the film The Devil Wears Prada—arguably two of the most fashionable works in cinematic history. She’s was also the costume consultant for the Netflix series, Emily in Paris. Patricia remains a mentor to aspiring talent in the New York City art community, expressing authenticity through her craft and showing girls everywhere the power of being their authentic selves.
H.E.R. – Award-Winning Musician
Over the course of five years – with 21 GRAMMY nominations and 5 wins to date – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist H.E.R. has had an incredible journey, punctuated with inspiring projects and accolades that have quickly ascended her to superstar status. An admired and respected musician at only 25-years-old, H.E.R. also added acting to her resume when she starred as Belle in ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast Live” in December 2022. A change agent, H.E.R. leverages her platform to advocate for women and marginalized groups, representing to all girls the power of being bold in your convictions and the importance of advocating for your community.
Hoda Kotb – Co-Anchor, “TODAY” and Co-Host, “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna”
An award-winning news anchor, T.V. personality, and N.Y. Times Best Selling Author, Hoda Kotb is the co-anchor of NBC News’ “TODAY” and co-host of “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.” As a news anchor she’s covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories across all NBC News platforms as well as numerous powerful human-interest stories and features. Listed among the 100 most influential people in Time Magazine, Hoda’s vast accomplishments demonstrate to all girls and young women what one can achieve when they go for it.
Walgreens is an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 120-year heritage of caring for communities. As a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day across approximately 9,000 retail locations, its purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s medically underserved populations. The company is receiving the Girls Inc. Corporate Vision Award for its commitment to providing girls with equitable access to health in the communities Girls Inc. serves.
Honorees are paired with Girls Inc. participants who share stories of how the Girls Inc. Experience has supported them in meeting challenges and achieving their academic and personal goals. The event raises funds to support Girls Inc., the preeminent girl’s leadership organization. Through direct service and advocacy, Girls Inc. equips girls—particularly girls from low-income communities and girls of color—with the knowledge and skills to effect positive changes in their lives and to change the world.
Luncheon Co-Chairs are long-time Girls Inc. supporter and National Board members Alison Kenney Paul, Managing Director at Google, and Bobby Amirshahi, S.V.P. Corporate Communications at Macy’s Inc.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
768 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10019
Reception: 11:15 A.M.
Host Committee: Tony Bucci, Clancy Collins White, Irma Hilton, Stephanie Hsieh, Kay Mathers, Joyce Roché, Lucy Sorrentini, Tara Stacom, Pamela Stewart, Carrie Strom, and Judy Vredenburgh.
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