Last night I had the enormous pleasure of attending the premiere anniversary gala held by the amazing non-profit, Demoiselle 2 Femme. If you're not already familiar with their work, their mission is to provide holistic services, education, instruction and training to assist adolescent girls in a successful transition to womanhood. Over the last two decades Demoiselle 2 Femme has provided prevention and education programs to more than 3,000 girls ages 13-19 in the Chicagoland community! Through their programs, girls are challenged and empowered to utilize critical thinking skills to make healthy decisions as they navigate adolescence.
I have long admired the work of D2F and feel so deeply honored to be acknowledged as one of their 2015 Five Fabulous Femmes for my research and advocacy. My fellow honorees last night were:
- Darlene Hill, Anchor and Host of FOX-TV's Good Morning Chicago
- Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President
- Elizabeth L. Corey, Business Lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP &
- Katherine Darnstadt, Architect and Founder, Latent Design
Thank you so much Demoiselle 2 Femme for the TRULY FABULOUS work you do on behalf of girls and women throughout Chicago!