Chicago, IL. – (July 19, 2017) – Over the weekend, Hilton partnered with non-profit, The Sister Accord Foundation & Founder, Sonia Jackson Myles, to host over 100 Chicago area high school students and their adult women mentors for an amazing afternoon of fun, learning, and leadership skills building.
Guests heard from The Sister Accord Leadership Award recipients including Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney, Joset Wright-Lacy, Former President of The National Minority Supplier Development Council & Attorney, Dr. Mahalia A. Hines, Board President & Co-Founder with son, Academy Award Winning Artist, Common, of The Common Ground Foundation, Andrea Zopp, Deputy Mayor & Chief Neighborhood Development Officer, City of Chicago, Becky A. Davis, CEO, MVPwork LLC. Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Dr. Janice Jackson, Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools were also honored and sent special greetings to the Tea Party Attendees.
There were many highlights for the attendees, as everyone left inspired to walk in their purpose and bring their dreams to life as Sonia Jackson Myles has done with The Sister Accord movement. A very special highlight was the debut of The “Sister Accord Slide” created by Iris T. London of ITL Fitness. In recognition of Sister Accord Day 2017, The Sister Accord Foundation will be sharing this new and exciting dance with the world.
Hilton is the sponsor of the nationwide Sister Accord Tea Party Tour, with recent tour stops in New York, Washington D.C. and now Chicago. The Foundation will now select 7 new cities across the country for the 2017/2018 Tour.
On the sponsorship, Andrea Richardson, Director of Multicultural and Diversity Marketing at Hilton says, “Providing spaces and places where women and girls can comfortably and triumphantly share their goals, dreams, and aspirations with each other is one thing Hilton prides itself on. It is our mission to create environments of inclusivity, whether at our properties or within our corporate walls, where teamwork is encouraged and individual dreams become reality, in turn, helping build the next generation of female leaders.”