Celebrating Women 2021

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Celebrating Women 2021

July 21

In its 22nd year, Celebrating Women is Vista Maria’s premier event that honors the achievements of the young girls in our care, all of whom have overcome tremendous barriers on their road to success This year, we hope to hold Celebrating Women  at Meadow Brook in Rochester, Michigan outdoors on their enchanting grounds where guests can be socially distant.  The evening features an exceptional dinner, silent auction and an inspiring program that truly celebrates the stories of our empowered and fearless youth at Vista Maria.  Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available with prices starting at $250 per person.

For more information, contact Taylor Baroli at tbaroli@vistamaria.org or 313-318-5703

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Master of Ceremonies: Alexis Wiley, Principal, Moment Strategies and 2021 Campaign Manager for Duggan for Detroit

Alexis spent six years serving the City of Detroit as Mayor Mike Duggan’s chief of staff and one of the longest serving members of his executive team. In her time in City Hall, Alexis lead some of the city’s most transformational initiatives such as the creation of the Detroit Water Fund, the City of Detroit’s first multimillion dollar fund to help low income Detroit residents pay their water bills and avoid water shut offs. She also lead the citywide expansion of Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, a summer employment program for Detroit youth, and the legislative effort that paved the way to the first major investment in the long vacant Michigan Central Train Depot and the multimillion dollar expansion of Southwest Detroit’s Riverside Park.  In addition to leading key initiatives, Alexis restructured the City of Detroit’s communications division in an effort to make it function more like a 24/7 newsroom, consistently generating compelling content that resonated with our citizens and the media. The impact of these efforts led to Alexis’ distinction as a Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” leader and one of “50 Names to Know in Government”.





Celebrating Women Committee Members

Co-Chair, Michelle Bain, MDB Associates

Co-Chair, Margaret Baxter, Automotive Diversity

Sarah Baack, Bosch

Randi Barris, TCF Bank

Cindie Bucks, Retired from AT&T

Kathy Galuardi

Elizabeth James, NuVita

Nicole Kelly, May Mobility

Gail O’Brien

Melinda Ann O’Neill, Comstar Technologies

Jennifer Pearson, Grant Thorton

Rachael Wietecha


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