Tag archives: Women of Inspiration

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Annual Scholarship Awards
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 16, 2024

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s annual awards event, Fuel Her Fire (formerly titled ‘Women of Inspiration’), was held on Thursday, April 4, at their Carpinteria campus gym. Over 200 people joined to congratulate the scholarship winners and the local honorees.  The scholarship awards are presented to girls who are members of the local organization and have […]

Women of Inspiration
By Lynda Millner   |   May 3, 2022

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria celebrated empowering women and girls at its annual Women of Inspiration luncheon recently. And what could be a more powerful example than a NASA rocket scientist, Tracy Van Houten, to give the keynote speech? Tracy is a lead engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She calls herself a STEMinist (Science, […]

Carpinteria Girls Inc.
By Lynda Millner   |   May 6, 2021

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria recently held its annual Women of Inspiration luncheon via Zoom. The luncheon is always inspirational to those of us who attend. Who doesn’t like to hear success stories? This year the keynote speaker was health guru and motivational coach Jenny Schatzle. She is the creator of Bond Fitness (formerly the Jenny […]

Women of Inspiration
By Lynda Millner   |   May 2, 2019

Every year, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria honors “Women of Inspiration” at an annual luncheon. The co-chairs Dawn Howard and Jacquelyn Pawela–Crew and their committee worked their magic – turning the gymnasium into a springtime luncheon garden of yellow and white. I wanted to win one of the centerpieces, they were such beautiful bouquets, but it […]

Women of Inspiration
By Lynda Millner   |   April 26, 2018

Women of Inspiration was the perfect title for the Carpinteria Girls Inc. annual luncheon where women of inspiration are honored. This one was honoring the memory of global activist Nancy Koppelman. Nancy’s daughter, Renee, accepted the Women of Inspiration award on behalf of her mother and told what it was like to have her for […]