As the founder of the Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc., I’ve come to see that passion and inspiration are contagious.
When the hearts of a few are ignited, this fire for change evolves and grows into a powerful movement.
Marked by First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch and Let’s Move initiatives, 2008 opened the door to a new
era focused on health, nutrition, and female empowerment. It was during this time that I noticed the lack of resources
available for children in the health system in Atlanta. I decided to take a stand with other passionate community leaders
who came together, united by the common goal of starting a women-led social enterprise to increase healthy options for
girls. So girls can be healthy. So they can feel confident. So they can be inspired. In this way, the Ladybug for Girls
Foundation, Inc. was created to help our girl’s improve their individual health and overcome wellness barriers in a fun,
Being a community leader and an experienced health professional has shown me the steps we need to take in order to
improve our standards of sustainable nutrition, health education and empowerment for girls in metro Atlanta. My passion is to
continue being an advocate for our community health and wellness. I have continued to support this desire by working
with programs including the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Georgia Organics Farm to School Alliance, the American
Academy of Pediatrics Georgia Chapter, and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. On the greens, I enjoy mentoring young
girls in sports through our LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Decatur City program. I am also an advocate for the Women’s Sports
Foundation Sports 4 Life initiative.
In my role as a health and wellness enthusiast, the ability to nurture the potential of tomorrow’s leaders is a huge blessing
and a cherished opportunity. The Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc. celebrates a vision of girl’s health and female
empowerment through education, discovering self-awareness and change. I’d like to warmly invite you to join our
movement and become a part of our family.
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