Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the trailblazers that made and continue to make a difference in the world. Women’s History Month is a time to honor the many women who are comfortable making others uncomfortable for a common goal of protecting women’s rights. Women’s History Month is a time to highlight the many audacious women who are blazing trails for all of us.
Today, in this 2 of 4 – part series, we salute our amazing Strong, Smart and Bold 25th Anniiversary Gala honorees.
As our 2022 Eileen Campbell Vanguard Awardee, Lynne is the definition of a woman who exemplifies the Girls Inc. mission and is an outstanding role model to girls and the community. Lynne has paved the road for young, bright, and bold women to be able to follow her footsteps in the field of land development — not only other attorneys but ALL women in related fields – development, building, engineering, finance, etc. Over the decades, she has gained the respect of men in the development business and through her professionalism and intelligence, she has proven to other women that they, too, have a voice and can be bold and strong in a “man’s world”. She is devoted to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!
Girls Inc. is pleased to recognize Kim Roxie with the Emerging Leader Award. As a business leader and entrepreneur under the age of 40 who has successfully initiated and managed her own business while creating a positive impact in the community, Kim embodies the spirit of this award. At the age of 21, Kim founded LAMIK Beauty products, the world’s #1 Eco-Chic makeup line seeking to build women’s self-esteem and reveal their natural beauty. She has been influential in the fight against breast cancer and HIV awareness by serving as the founding chair of The Rose African American Women’s Initiative and through designing a lip gloss called Status Red benefiting HIV/AIDS programs, women, and girls.
Introducing Business Leader Awardee, Dr. Aldona Spiegel. As a breast reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Spiegel has been in practice for over 20 years and has performed over 4000 breast reconstruction cases. Her technical skill, artistic eye, and unwavering priority of patient-focused care has propelled her to having an international presence in plastic reconstructive surgery. Her goal is to provide advanced breast restoration procedures in a caring, supportive environment and allow each woman to successfully rehabilitate from breast cancer or other breast-related problems and regain her femininity in a way that enhances positive physical and mental vitality. Dr. Spiegel has also created The Pink Sisters breast cancer support group to help her patients stay connected, ease the anxiety around surgery, and provide one another with support. She is truly an outstanding role model for girls and other women!
Now, more than ever, every single one of us must use our voice to uplift and advance women and girls. At Girls Inc. of Greater Houston, we are helping future generations find their voices. Camp SMART Spring Break started today with 25 eager strong, smart, and bold participants!
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