Women Helping Women and Chuhak & Tecson partner with Box United and Fight Like a Girl to empower young women

October 5, 2022

It’s rough being a teenaged girl these days. Young women are faced with unprecedented challenges, including stress, violence, loneliness and increasing mental health pressures, not to mention the everyday trials of school and social demands.

Box United’s Fight Like a Girl program focuses on physical and mental well-being, designed specifically to nurture greater discipline, strength, self-acceptance and confidence. The program empowers girls to combat the negative influences affecting body image, self-reliance, social media pulls and daily worries. The program provides tools and strategies through boxing so girls can make changes in their own lives and ideally become leaders in their communities. According to its website, “Box United empowers girls to do the unimaginable… after training like fighters, girls are better able to envision themselves achieving other unimaginable things.”

For 13 years, Chuhak & Tecson’s Women Helping Women program (WHW) has partnered with organizations that assist women or women and their children. This year, its Mix-and-Mingle will be held on Tuesday, October 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rivers/Rittergut, 10 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago. As always, the event combines philanthropy and networking as women entrepreneurs, business leaders and strategic partners support the worthwhile and beneficial efforts of a cause like Box United’s Fight Like a Girl program. Hosted by the women attorneys of the firm, WHW is an after-hours get together that offers professional women the opportunity to build connections while supporting a charitable organization. While enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine and the evening’s specially curated C-Tini, each Mix-and-Mingle uplifts an organization that sustains women.

“Box United’s Fight Like a Girl program does a terrific job combining both the physical and emotional resources and training young women need to succeed,” said Loretto Kennedy, a litigator, leader of Chuhak & Tecson’s Aviation Litigation & Transactions group and the firm’s co-general counsel, who recommended Box United as this year’s recipient of donations and awareness among our WHW audience. “Their unique boxing program helps girls recognize that when a woman works to be healthy in her mind and her body, that’s a powerful combination and is a one-two punch to success. Fight Like a Girl introduces young women to a traditionally male sport and teaches them to master it. Whether these young ladies grow up to be attorneys, welders, accountants, firefighters or entrepreneurs, they will know it’s okay to fight like a girl.” 

The fall Mix-and-Mingle takes place on October 25, 2022, at Rivers/Rittergut, 10 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact Sue Robinson, director of marketing and business development, at