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What an incredible and inspiring day!
Keynote Speaker Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
A trailblazer in film and television, Dr. Angelou wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. Her script, the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Dr. Angelou has served on two presidential committees, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has received 3 Grammy Awards. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Dr. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world.
Dr. Angelou has received over 30 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
Photos from the Luncheon!
Over 830 friends came together on April 3 to celebrate making a difference for women and girls at the Greenwich Hyatt--and to hear the phenomenal Dr. Maya Angelou.
Thanks to our supporters, the Fund for Women and Girls has grown to be the largest fund of its kind in New England, awarding more than $3 million in grants to help girls cope with bullying, dating violence and sexual assault and to help women struggling to raise a family earn advanced degrees and move into better paying careers.
What We've Learned
The following reports highlight important findings of the Fund for Women and Girls which lead our strategies and decisions in awarding grants and leading initiatives to improve the lives of women and girls
Holding Up Half The Sky This report reveals troubling statistics and challenges facing women and girls in Fairfield County.