The United Way’s Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Nearly 1,000 guests gathered at the Crystal Tea Room to celebrate the women's mentorship initiative.


“I’m an eagle flying high across your sky, watch me soar” sang the 60 young women who participated in “Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow” (GTLT), The United Way’s signature program for girls in grades 7 through 12 from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties.

Nearly 1,000 guests gathered at the Crystal Tea Room, for the annual celebration, which also honored Karen Dougherty Buchholz, senior vice president for Comcast Corporation who is the 2014 Women’s Initiative Award recipient. Buchholtz said it was society’s responsibility, as well as women’s, to ensure that all women have the opportunity to succeed in their lives.

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