Girls Inc. of Sarasota County Recognized by Girls Inc. National with the Pillar of Inspiration Award.


SARASOTA, Fla. (October 2022) – Girls Inc. of Sarasota County has been awarded the first ever Pillar of Inspiration Award from Girls Inc. National. This award celebrates excellence throughout the Girls Inc. network and is for an affiliate that is considered an inspiring, supportive leader within the network. Girls Inc. of Sarasota was nominated by several other Girls Inc. affiliates around the U.S. and Canada and was presented with the award at the September Girls Inc. National ASPIRE conference in Washington, D.C.

Angie Stringer, President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Sarasota says, “We are so excited and honored by receiving the Pillar of Inspiration Award. We are grateful that Girls Inc. National is recognizing and shining the light on the importance of leadership within the network and we look forward to continuing to inspire other affiliates. ”

This award highlights Girls Inc. of Sarasota’s ongoing leadership efforts and ability to learn, adapt, implement new programs, while serving as an educational model for Girls Inc. affiliates across the nation.

Niki Kelly, Vice President of Affiliate Relations, Girls Inc. National said, “We were thrilled to recognize Girls Inc. of Sarasota with the Pillar of Inspiration Award at our recent ASPIRE event for their inspirational work with girls and supportive leadership of the Girls Inc. network that spans across the U.S. and Canada. The honor is extremely special because Girls Inc. of Sarasota was nominated for the award by multiple fellow affiliates.”

About Girls Inc.
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