Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire, will receive the organization's Strong, Smart, and Bold Award. "As the company's first female president, Caryl is a great role model for the girls, illuminating how when women fuel their fire with passion and a big heart, anything is possible," said Ansourlian.
Hearts On Fire, a Boston-based diamond jewelry company, contributes a percentage of revenues from its Lorelei Collection to Girls Inc. The line, which was designed with four girls from Girls Inc. of Lynn, represents both strength and femininity. Girls Inc. and Hearts On Fire are working together to increase awareness and generate interest for Girls Inc. through a variety of marketing efforts including social media, and a commitment of employee involvement at local Girls Inc. locations. "We believe the brilliance of our diamonds is only matched by the brilliance inside every young woman," said Capeci.
Luncheon attendees will also hear from alumna Isaura Beltre, who has had success in developing merchandising and marketing strategies for retailers, including Macy's. At Latina Initiative, she facilitated cultural awareness training and developed resources for all Girls Inc. affiliates nationwide. She served two terms on the board of directors of Girls Inc. of Lynn and was a National Scholar.
The event, which begins at 11:30 a.m., will be emceed by NBC 10 Boston journalist Latoyia Edwards.