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The inaugural class of SOAR Fellows give us hope. By backing bold, diverse leaders and championing new ways to drive force for change, we can strive for justice and see meaningful progress in our lifetime. These SOAR fellows are at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing women and girls in the U.S. and around the world today. True leadership is grounded in purpose and a deep personal connection to the issues we are fighting for.

Join us for a powerful and poignant evening performance where SOAR fellows will share their deepest stories that have made them who they are today. We are honored to have Rene Redwood, a longtime champion for women’s rights and justice, host this evening celebration of our Fellows’ unique journeys.


Rebecca Dixon

Executive Director, National Employment Law Project

Desiré Shepler

President and CEO Alaska Family Services

A’shanti Gholar

President Emerge

JoRee LaFranc

Climate Activist, Phd Student National Congress of American Indians

Erin Oban

State Senator North Dakota

Lulete Mola

Vice President Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Constancia Mavodza

Global health researcher and implementer

Marc Julmisse

Chief Nursing Officer University Hospital of Mirebalais, Haiti


Rene Redwood

CEO Redwood Enterprise