When you help a woman, you help her children, extended family, community and society. When you help girls grow up and reach their full potential, you change the world. Our Annual Luncheon is a celebration of making a difference for women and girls throughout Fairfield County.
This highly-anticipated annual event attracts more than 800 enthusiastic friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond. They celebrate making an important difference for thousands of women and girls throughout Fairfield County, learn about the Fund’s work, and hear from women who have benefited from their support. Keynote speakers have included the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Geena Davis, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Soledad O’Brien, Gloria Steinem, and Abby Wambach.
2017 Keynote Speaker: Andrea Jung
Our April 2017 Luncheon featured keynote Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products (and President & CEO Grameen America) who is a role model and trailblazer for women.
Andrea Jung is the President and CEO of Grameen America. Ms. Jung joined Grameen America with the goal of scaling the organization to solve economic issues for women and their families across the country. She is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc., where she served as CEO from 1999 through April 2012, and as Chairman from 2001 through December 2012. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Jung ranked consistently among the top leaders on lists including Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business,” Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in the World,” and Financial Times’ “Top Women in World Business.”
Ms. Jung is a graduate of Princeton University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Electric Company, Apple, Inc., and Daimler AG. She also serves on the Committee for Economic Development, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan American think tank.
Net proceeds from the Luncheon support the Family Economic Security Program (FESP) at Housatonic Community College. Built on the successful pilot program at Norwalk Community College, FESP will ensure that 400 low-income students, over a four-year period, persist, graduate and move into family-sustaining employment.
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