Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles will headline the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Benefit Concert. The event will take place on March 8 at The Town Hall in New York City.
Proceeds of the Concert Will Go To Girls With Impact
Proceeds from the event will support Girls With Impact, a non-profit that trains over 1 million under-resourced young women through its business and leadership academy. In addition to performing at the concert; Bareilles and Nettles will each be making 500 Girls With Impact Scholarships possible in their home regions of Eureka, California, and South Georgia, respectively.
Reflecting on the challenges she faced, Tina Turner is proud to have the musical headlining the evening. “My musical, led by the glorious Nkeki, is a celebration of women at the top of their game, onstage and off. I always had to fend for myself to survive and overcome adversity. Working against the odds and succeeding is where I find pride and joy. This musical is my story, but it was created for the stage by the strength of women including our playwright, director, and producer. Girls With Impact is empowering girls like me to forge their own paths. That is the power of this program and why I am proud for my musical to support it. We need our girls center stage.”
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This year’s event will also recognize top leaders in business, philanthropy, and public service for their contributions to advancing women. GenZ CEOs – graduates of Girls With Impact – will take part by introducing the performers and special guests. For more information and tickets to the show, click here.
Who Were The Headliners in 2021?
Last year, the event had its very first annual celebration. The headliners included Broadway musical Hamilton’s star Renée Elise Goldsberry, rising singer-songwriter FLETCHER, and Netflix’s Julie and The Phantoms lead Madison Reyes. All profits of the event were also donated to Girls With Impact.