"Women Who Inspire” is a consortium of accomplished women (think CEOs, Directors, authors, feminists) who collaborate to empower the girls of Fairfield County. Hosted by LiveGirl, these women come together quarterly for the benefit of our girls. Read below how they inspire our girls. Contact us if you would like to be a part of this powerful coalition.

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their participation:

Amazing Girls Science, Carver Foundation of Norwalk, Cohen & Wolf, CT Power Yoga, Diehl Nutrition, Empowering Through Beauty FoundationFund for Women & Girls - Fairfield CountyGrace Farms, CT,Hadley Pollet Hadley Pollet(Clothing Brand), Kids Helping Kids CT, LiveGirl,Ms President USNew Canaan Community Foundation, New Canaan CARES, Author “Chemistry & Compassion”, Strong. The Magazine for Girls., Women’s Business Development Council, Women's Campaign School at Yale University, Yale University

“Women Who Inspire” roundtable: June 8th at Grace Farms (New Canaan)

“Women Who Inspire” roundtable: June 8th at Grace Farms (New Canaan)

We need to keep our girls believing and achieving, starting in elementary school.
— Liz Fluette, Founder Ms President US
(About LiveGirl) You have created such an extraordinary “movement”...one that will transform the lives of these girls lucky enough to be in your reflective glow. Your work is so critical to this specific population of girls...imagine if we can shift them in middle school...you will unleash a new generation of confident, BOLD young women...which the world needs tremendously!
Heartfelt thanks and love,
— Patti Russo, Executive Director Women's Campaign School at Yale
Dear LiveGirl,
When you wake up every day, please remember you have a special light & purpose to shine. Be kind, of service and stay in the moment to enhance your girl power. Love is what makes you & the world shine.
-XO
— Hadley Pollet (CEO & Fashion Entrepreneur)
Dear LiveGirl,
When you think you can’t, know that you can. You can do anything you put your mind to! In all that you do, remember to be kind, bold, and considerate. Reach for the stars!!
— Tricia Hyacinth (Director, Fairfield County Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls)
Dear LiveGirl,
The fact that you are here today is a very good sign that you care and want to learn how to enjoy your life, be yourself and be a good citizen. Have faith in your abilities. Be inquisitive and always be a true friend.

PS. I’m proud of you!
— Pauline Brody (Author of Compassion & Chemistry)
Dear LiveGirl,
Stand up TALL— in whatever way that means for you. We’ve all got your back.
— Lauren Patterson (CEO, New Canaan Community Foundation)
Dear LiveGirl,
Enjoy your time with your mother. Let her know how much you love and appreciate her. Make her proud of you as you blossom into the beautiful rose you are.
— Dr. Barnett (CEO, Amazing Girls Science)
Dear LiveGirl,
You are amazing and strong!! :) Always remember that you have so much to offer the world. You can change what you are unhappy with and make the world a better place.
Your Friend,
— Shamain Johnson (CEO, Girls Lead)
Dear LiveGirl,
Don’t be afraid to be yourself, ask questions, and have fun! You are in a safe place here!
— Annie Ritchie (VP Social Media, Pepperidge Farms)
Dear LiveGirl,
Remember that you have a bright light that shines uniquely within you and a true voice to use to share your story...be strong & confident to tap into your passion, to play hard, dream big! Be the spark!
— Samantha Hodgkins (CEO, SparkFire Active)
Dear LiveGirl,
Wake up every day with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. At the end of every day ask yourself “what was your favorite part of today.” Enjoy the journey of life. :)
— Katie Diehl (CEO, Diehl Nutrition)
Dear LiveGirl,
Be proud of yourself always. You are always enough. We love you! You are the definition of beauty.
— Tanisha Akinloye (CEO, Empowering Through Beauty and TEDx Speaker)
We’re never, ever, ever going to be able to fly as high unless we’re both in support of each other.
— Emma Watson, actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
We need to move beyond the idea that girls can be leaders and create the expectation that they should be leaders.
— Condoleezza Rice, the first female National Security Advisor, and the first female African-American Secretary of State. Served under Republican President George W. Bush, 2001 -2009.
Girls are one of the most powerful forces for change in the world: When their rights are recognized, their needs are met, and their voices are heard, they drive positive change in their families, their communities, and the world.
— Kathy Calvin, United Nations Foundation President & CEO
We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.
— Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner
I call upon women to raise each other up, to make each other’s welfare a priority, and to never shame a woman for the choices she makes.
— Frieda Pinto, actress and women’s rights activist