Spotlight on … Girls Going Global – the 2022 Red Dress Gala Classy Living Award Recipient!

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Extraordinary plans are underway for the 2022 Red Dress Gala coming up in April!  The time will soon be here!  Meanwhile, we are going to feed you little nuggets of Red Dress Gala fabulousness to build anticipation for the big day!  

Spotlight on…Girls Going Global!  This year, the Red Dress Gala theme is “If I Were a Girl…” and CLS’s Classy Living Award recipient sets the tone in our community on the purpose behind the theme – to prepare girls for success, inspire self-esteem, engage in community service, promote kindness, educate on environmental awareness and to live life authentically.  Read on about this amazing organization!

Girls Going Global (GGG) is a nonprofit organization seeking to address the disparity of girls of color in international education and today’s field of travel and international affairs. Girls Going Global provides global leadership programming to girls from underrepresented communities. Their mission is to empower girls of color through travel and cultural exchange to become creators and leaders of the world.  GGG currently serves girls in the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas.

Meet the Founder – Martice Sutton

A rising non-profit leader, professional speaker, and consultant, Martice Sutton is a woman who lives a life of passion and purpose. The globetrotter’s passion for all things international has taken her from Johannesburg to Istanbul to Paris and back. It was while working to create better experiences for young girls in India, that Sutton realized young African-American girls in America needed someone to champion their causes too. 

Sutton’s fierce desire to explore every inch of the planet also served as the catalyst for what is known today as Girls Going Global, a growing non-profit organization designed to expose and empower African-American girls through travel and cultural exchange.  

A passionate speaker, Martice engages audiences on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and travel. She’s delivered inspiring messages at Spelman College, the Women In Travel Summit, and a host of middle and high schools. Martice has been recognized for her remarkable work by the White House, United State of Woman as a Changemaker, The Travel Channel, Black Enterprise, Centric TV, Marie Claire, and Black Enterprise. Martice earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Bettye Burney

My sisters being of service. Love you guys for being who you are. #inspiration #makingadifference #volunteeringforacause

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