GC4W Honors Chelsea Miller as Female Icon on International Women’s Day

Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world is the UN Women’s theme for this year’s international women’s day celebration. To celebrate the milestones of women in leadership on international women’s day, GC4W honors Stacy London, Kara Goldin, Senator Pat Spearman, Renu Hooda, Chelsea Miller, Fran Hauser, and April Franzino as GC4W Female Icons in Business and Social Leadership.

The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), an award-winning not-for-profit organization that believes in women and girls and their rights to create new opportunities for themselves and others. GC4W has celebrated international women’s day at the Harvard Club of New York City and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. International Women’s Day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements in the world. It also calls for action to accelerate gender parity, women’s achievements in the workplace and raise awareness about gender equality. We have honored Dr. Joyce Banda (Former President of Malawi), Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Congress, Rebecca Minkoff (Renowned Fashion Designer), Chief Temitope Ajayi (African Business Female Icon), Paula Cole (Grammy Award-Winning Artist), and to name a few. We are pleased to announce our 2021 list of our Female Icons.

A Virtual Celebration of Women in Leadership and Female Icons. The GC4W International Women’s Day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th, 2021 starting at 11 am eastern standard time. CoachDiversity is the presenting sponsor of the GC4W International Women’s Day Event. CoachDiversity Institute offers the world’s first coaching program specifically designed for diverse communities and preparing individuals, communities, and institutions for rapid demographic change and culturally sound communication.

“Today we know our history.”-Chelsea Miller

Chelsea Miller, Co-Founder, Freedom March NYC

Industry: Activism

Summary: Chelsea Miller is a social-impact entrepreneur and public speaker who grew up in Flatbush and East New York, Brooklyn, New York. She was already well acquainted with the many manifestations of systemic racism, but it was the outcry and protests over the police killing of George Floyd that put Miller, just twenty-three years of age, at the head of mass demonstrations virtually overnight. On Independence Day 2020, she shared a thought-provoking quote addressing the diverse crowd of young people that had followed her through the streets from Madison Square Park, chanting, and drumming. “Today we know our history,” she declared,. “Today we are reminded of a delayed promise by this America — a promise that says independence, freedom, and justice for all. But are we all free?” In 2016, Miller was one of the youngest interns in the Obama White House working on domestic policy. She went on to start her own nonprofit Women Everywhere Believe, a national leadership pipeline for women and girls of color. She told Rolling Stone she had always been passionate about creating more opportunities for young Black girls. Miller said her activism wasn’t just about being on the front lines, but about taking a 360 approach. “We work on policy, civic engagement, voter mobilization and just amplifying the message using digital organizing.”


Celebrate Our 2021 Female Icons at the upcoming GC4W International Women’s Day Virtual Summit on March 13th starting at 11 am EST. We have curated an experience filled with relevant topics, intellectual conversations, and insightful exchanges with leading women, female icons, and business leaders. We invite you to join us as we move towards advancing our collective knowledge on what we must do to thrive and succeed in a whole new world.

For this summit, we are offering value sets with the purchase of a ticket. Every gift package purchase supports a female business owner on the gc4w marketplace. Guests are also invited to select from our incredible gift packages (as seen in the banner) in support of the gc4w marketplace — female entrepreneurs whose businesses have been impacted by the global pandemic. Get tickets on gc4wiwdsummit.eventbrite.com.