Chuhak & Tecson scores big with Women Helping Women and Box United's Fight Like a Girl

November 9, 2022

Teenaged girls have it tough these days. Body shaming, ever-present social media, neighborhood violence and increasing mental health pressures all create unprecedented challenges.

At its fall Mix & Mingle, the women attorneys of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. “landed a knockout punch” when their Women Helping Women program partnered with Box United’s Fight Like a Girl. The evening was a rousing success, bringing together about 150 guests who enjoyed delicious food and drinks while engaging in great conversations, making beneficial connections, starting potential business opportunities and having a wonderful experience — while supporting a worthwhile not for profit organization. The Fight Like a Girl program helps empower young girls to combat the barrage of negative influences surrounding them in school and in social settings. The program focuses on physical and mental well-being and is designed to engender greater discipline, self-acceptance and self-reliance through sports-based programming.

On October 25, 2022, Women Helping Women teamed up with Fight Like a Girl to host its 18th Mix & Mingle, welcoming women business leaders, entrepreneurs and strategic partners for an evening that combined networking, business development and philanthropy.

“There was palpable energy in the room at our recent Women Helping Women event,” said Loretto Kennedy, principal at Chuhak & Tecson. “Our guests were excited to learn about the excellent work being done by Mary Kate Vanecko, director of the program, and her Fight Like a Girl team, and very interested in meeting and mingling with other incredible women that attended. The evening was another terrific example of the amazing energy and the meaningful connections that are made when we introduce these impressive women in our respective networks to each other.”

Donations were generous in support of Fight Like a Girl. Vanecko was thrilled to accept more than $1,000 in cash donations as well as a treasure trove of more than 100 donated pieces of much needed items selected from their wish list, including pink boxing and training gloves, hand wraps, resistance bands and jump ropes, duffel bags, tumblers and water bottles, healthy snacks and assorted office supplies.

In 2009, Chuhak & Tecson’s women attorneys banded together to form a women’s initiative program. What developed was an invitation-only, after-hours networking event that integrates business development with philanthropy. With each event, Women Helping Women identifies and partners with a different not for profit organization dedicated to helping women or women and their children. To date, they have supported 19 not for profit partners, including such organizations as All God’s People, Family Focus’ Nuestra Familia Center, Jewish Child & Family Services, Magdalene House, The Nora Project, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and this year, Box United and its Fight Like a Girl program.

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