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Pass the Torch Week: Recap

We have had an exciting week here at Pass the Torch. While celebrating Pass the Torch week virtually, we have made sure to pack each day with exciting events. If you missed any, you are in the perfect place! Keep reading to learn about all the incredible things we had going on this week, and how to be part of Pass the Torch, even as Pass the Torch Week comes to a close.


Developing LeadersOn Monday, we celebrated the launch of our newest mentorship program, Developing Leaders. Under the direction of Kelly Ragle, we were able to premiere this program, which is ideal for mid-level professionals who are looking for guidance as they further their careers and enter leadership positions, as well as for successful professionals who are passionate about passing their knowledge on to driven and motivated young women.  

Kelly Ragle is a Manager in the Project Management Office at Lev, a Salesforce digital marketing consultancy. She joined PTTFW in 2018, continues to be both a mentor and a mentee in the program; and in 2019 served on the Developing Professionals committee. And now in 2020, Kelly helped launch the Developing Leaders program as its founding Chair. In her own words,Kelly Ragle

“The Developing Leaders program is going to be a fantastic way for a critical group of high-achieving professional women to build connections, grow their leadership skills as well as their support network, and – most importantly – give back by helping to encourage the next generation of women leaders that will come after them.”

>>Click here to apply today!


Tuesday saw a busy day as we focused our attention on our incredible Board Members. Each hour, we published their inspiring quotes on why they pass their torches. We saw some wonderful quotes about what our mission has meant. We are so appreciative of our Board Members because we know our mission could not be realized without their dedication and support.
Anna O'Nan quote

>>Click here to learn more about our amazing
Board of Directors and all they do for the Foundation!


Our exclusive simulcast event Ignite for Women was on Wednesday evening. We had so much fun listening to our phenomenal speakers. We began the event with a special welcome from Mary Beth Oakes, our Board Chair, followed by inspiring talks from Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indianapolis Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Angela Smith Jones.Jennifer Magley

Our keynote speaker, Jennifer Magley, dazzled us with a story about a town halfway across the world in which the women set up a central phone. Any woman in need could call that phone, triggering dozens of women across town to come to her aid. Not only is that a remarkable story, it’s also a powerful analogy for the services we provide at the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation. Women here in the United States, in our own communities, need help. They are calling that phone and hoping we answer


LaPorsche Jymi, Founder/CEO of H&H Headwear, graced us with her own story. She first got involved with PTTFW in 2018 when her counselor at Ivy Tech recommended her to Project Grow. With her mentor’s help, LaPorsche now successfully operates a social enterprising with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, hair health, and inspiring girls. She has recently created a hat with the word EMPOWERED across the front and our signature hashtag, #PassTorch4Women, on the back. Proceeds go back to the Foundation with every Pass the Torch hat sold, so buy yours today!

>>They are available for purchase here!


Marianne Glick PaintingWe are so excited that local artist and philanthropist, Marianne Glick, believesin our mission of supporting women. She has graciously donated an original painting, entitled “Pass the Torch”, to gift to a lucky donor!

Every $100 donation that you give, you will have one entry into the raffle. The more you give, the more chances you will have to win! The winner will be announced this Friday, June 19th, at 5pm. 



We want to issue a special thank you to our sponsors who could make this event possible. Without their dedication to our mission, we would not have been able to put on Ignite for Women.

IFW Sponsor Deck

Did you miss the show? There is still time to watch the recording! You can register here to join in.


National Pass the Torch Day on Thursday was an amazing opportunity to ground ourselves and remind ourselves why we start the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation in the first place. Read about all the empowering ways to get involved here, and be sure to watch our Foundation video.