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Arizona’s Children Association to Celebrate Inaugural Event on International Women’s Day
By Claire Natale - Wednesday Feb 02, 2022
Experts and Storytellers Set to Inspire and Empower Attendees of All Backgrounds at Celebrating Her Story Fundraiser

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is announcing its inaugural fundraising event, Celebrating Her Story, which honors everyday women doing the extraordinary in their lives and for the people around them. Celebrating Her Story will be held on March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore. Proceeds from this event benefit AzCA by funding emergency services for Maricopa County, which aids vulnerable youth and families in our community.
Featuring an incredible assembly of experts and speakers, the event will showcase stories of empowerment and resilience to inspire attendees to succeed. The speaker lineup includes Nicole Lance (Event Moderator), CEO, Lance Strategies / managing partner, Extraordinary Balance; Angela Hughey (Event Panelist), co-founder and president, ONE Community and ONE Community Foundation; Megan Greenwood (Event Panelist), founder and owner, Greenwood Brewing; Tysheria “Ty” Harrell (Event Panelist), former foster youth, student and single mom; and additional panelists that will be added to the line-up soon.
Nicole Lance, the event moderator, is a top-rated speaker, facilitator, and executive coach. She is also a certified life coach and previously spent almost 13 years in local government before wrapping up her career as an assistant city manager. She is a co-founder of Arizona Women Leading Government and a mentor with the International City/County Management Association.
"I am thrilled to be the moderator for this inaugural event that will bring women across Arizona together to share their stories," said Lance. "We have a powerful lineup of panelists who will leave you feeling inspired, connected and celebrated."
In addition to hearing the captivating stories of speakers, attendees can expect networking opportunities with a like-minded but beautifully diverse group of women, coming together to discover the inherent value and power within.
“At AzCA, we see empowered women across Arizona every single day,” said Barbara Krusko, chief development officer for AzCA. “We are excited to put on the Celebrating Her Story event this year to honor the strength of the women in our community and inspire young women to follow in their footsteps.”

Event details:
WHO: Arizona’s Children Association, one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona.
WHAT: Celebrating Her Story fundraising event for Arizona’s Children Association. Access the knowledge, support and inspiration to create independence and success. From former foster youth raising children of their own, foster and adoptive moms, local businesswomen, and community members, attendees will meet other like-minded women, network, have fun and discover the impact we have — together.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Arizona Biltmore Resort – 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Sponsorships are currently available. Become a sponsor by filling out a sponsorship form. AzCA’s Visionary Sponsors for this year’s event will be Spinato’s Pizzeria & Family Kitchen, MJ Insurance, and Window World of Phoenix.

For more information on Celebrating Her Story and Arizona’s Children Association, please visit the website at and like on Facebook. If you have any questions regarding Celebrating Her Story, please contact Barbara Krusko at [email protected] or call 602.234.3733 ext. 2305.

About Arizona’s Children Association
For 110 years, Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) has stayed true to “Protecting Children, Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families,” serving more than 40,000 children, individuals and families in all 15 counties each year. It is one of the oldest and largest statewide child welfare and behavioral health nonprofit agencies in Arizona. Learn more at