Shannon Galpin, Colorado – Shannon, a rape survivor gave up her career, sold her home and possessions to start a non-profit, Mountain to Mountain. Alexandra leveraged everything to ride a bicycle around the world empowering women and girls in conflict zones to create a voice and break the gender barriers. She encourages the women to challenge the barriers and speak up where it is not socially acceptable.
Alexandria Goddard, Ohio – When a YouTube video went viral about a young woman being gang-raped by a high school football team, Alexandria felt she needed to be the voice of “Jane Doe”. Despite having to endure threats and forced to go into hiding she continued her investigation to get justice for Jane Doe”.
Luan Gore, Zephyrhills High School Chorus Director, was honored for her instruction, inspiration, and encouragement in engaging her students to perform a Gospel Service at the First Methodist Church where they raised awareness and money to help provide food and hygiene products for the Weekend Backpack Program. The program provides backpacks every weekend to students that might otherwise go hungry when school isn’t in session.
Candice Jackson, Delaware – Candice was recognized for the multiple outreach programs she created and offers to women that are homeless or domestic violence survivors. She offers workshops on financial planning, resume’ writing, job hunting techniques as well as support groups for domestic and sexual assault.
Iris Randells, New Jersey, After seeing a need in her community, Iris used her own money to open an emergency shelter for women and their children that are homeless or need a safe house after becoming a victim of domestic violence. She successfully runs the shelter with no local, state or federal funding and offers the women valuable classes such as finance and job hunting skills to help them get back on their feet.