The Glass Ceiling
1204 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
You are invited to our Fourth Annual Women of Hope benefit on October 17th at 6pm!
This event is a time to celebrate the women in our Boys Hope Girls Hope Community and raise support for our programming. This event will introduce you to some of our female scholars and collegians, as well as some stories of hope from powerful women in our community. It will be a night of fun with an open premium bar, appetizers, silent auction, performances and fellowship.
MEET OUR HONOREES
OUR WOMEN OF HOPE HONOREE
Michele Thornton-Ghee is a transformational leader who has generated over $1B in revenue while working for some of the most powerful media companies in the world including EBONY and Jet, EBONY Studios, WME, CNN, A&E, The History Channel, and BET Networks. While at BET, Michele created and ran the first and only network for Black women: BETHer.
She has received many awards and accolades over her thirty-year TV and digital career including Multichannel News Wonder Woman, Working Mother of the Year Award, The ADCOLOR Change Agent Award, and The American Advertising Federation Mosaic Role Model of the Year Award, to name a few. Michele has authored three books and is a highly sought-after public speaker.
She graduated college at 31 and was later honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater, Golden Gate University. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Tony, and kids, Taylor and Jordan.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER HONOREE
Dominique Broadway, the celebrated author of “The Wealth Decision”, is not only an award-winning Personal Finance Expert and Speaker but also the visionary founder of Finances Demystified and Givemeahint.co. Her pioneering efforts in the world of personal finance distinguish her as a beacon for financial literacy. With a mission to democratize financial insights, Dominique is determined to ensure that everyone, regardless of their origins, can tap into financial wisdom typically reserved for the affluent elite.
The financial realm has lauded her contributions, with recognitions like the Top 30 Under 30 in Washington DC, being named a Top Money Expert by Go Banking Rates, and listed as one of the foremost Financial Advisors for Millennials in the US.
Prominent media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Marketwatch.com, Ebony Magazine, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, Huffington Post, and Refinery29, often feature Dominique’s invaluable and straightforward financial guidance. Fueled by an unwavering passion, she dedicates herself to assisting young professionals, budding entrepreneurs, and individuals from diverse backgrounds, empowering them to transform their financial aspirations into tangible realities.
OUR COMMUNITY LEADER HONOREE
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She and her teams develop vision, strategies and long-term growth that transforms low-status communities into thriving mixed-use local economies. Through her work, Majora is responsible for the creation of numerous economic development, technology inclusion & green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
Majora has extensive experience and passion in employing these urban development strategies around the world and specifically in the South Bronx, the area she was born, raised and continues to reside in. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science (1984), Wesleyan University (1988 BA, Distinguished Alum) and New York University (MFA). After establishing Sustainable South Bronx (2001) and Green For All (2007), among other organizations, she opened the Majora Carter Group, a private consulting firm (2008) – which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014.
Majora is a published author of the book titled “Reclaiming Your Community” (2022). She is also a lecturer at Princeton University’s Keller Center. Additionally Majora’s reputable talents have garnered her 8 honorary PhD’s and awards such as: 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, Silicon Alley 100 by Business Insider, Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement by News Corp, and many other honors. She currently serves on the board of directors for STREB and Solar One, and has served on the boards of the US Green Building Council, Ceres, The Wilderness Society, and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
OUR MARY LANNING AWARD RECIPIENT
Precious Blanding is our alumni recipient of the Mary Lanning Award. She was a scholar in BHGHNY’s high school class of 2018.
Precious graduated from Binghamton University in 2022 with a BS in Human Development and a minor in Africana Studies. Currently, she is a second-year Master of Social Work student at Howard University. Following the completion of her degree she plans to become a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) focusing on adolescent mental health. Her future plans consist of obtaining her clinical license (LCSW) and opening her own organization. A community recreational center that provides therapy and community resources. As a collegian, she was very involved in our programs, always willing to help others and offer her insight when she could.