A Million Women Before Us - 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 29, 2023 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Yale Science Building, New Haven

She Leads Justice has a long tradition of celebrating women who make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Connecticut. This year, not only is She Leads Justice honoring women who have made tremendous contributions to our state, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary!

Use the black registration button above to purchase your tickets! Our celebration includes food stations with small plates and each ticket purchase comes with 2 drink tickets. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate She Leads Justice’s future and this year’s honoree.

The Yale Science Building is located at 260 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

Parking: Parking is available in the lot at the Yale Science Building. The entrance to the parking lot is on Whitney Avenue. There is also street parking available.


2023 Honorees

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean

She Leads Justice honors Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean with the first Constance Baker Motley Award for her dedication to promoting greater civic engagement and representation for marginalized and under-resourced communities.

Nilda Rivera

She Leads Justice honors Nilda Rivera, Community Advocacy Manager with our last Maria Miller Stewart Award for her decades of service.



Champion Sponsor

Leadership Sponsors

Shelley and Gordon Geballe
Ann Hill
Anne Stanback & Charlotte Kinlock
Louise Trubek
Yale Law School 

Advocate Sponsors

Connecticut Public

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven 

Pratt & Whitney Legal Department

Equity Sponsors

AFSCME Council 4


Gallo & Robinson, LLC

The Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity

New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU 

Quinnipiac University

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

Justice Sponsors

Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation

Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, PC

The Ethel Walker School

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Think or Blue 

United Auto Workers, Region 9A

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One Woman Makes a Difference

She Leads Justice celebrates women who make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Connecticut.