We’re very excited to announce that the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame has named All Our Kin’s co-founders, Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, as Education and Empowerment Honorees for 2013. Janna and Jessica are being honored for their work empowering women to build family child care businesses and their commitment to expanding access to high-quality early learning opportunities for all children.
The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. Jessica and Janna will be honored at the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame’s 20th Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration on November 6th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. In addition to recognizing the Education and Empowerment Honorees at that event, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will induct Rosa DeLauro, Barbara Hackman Franklin, Linda Koch Lorimer, and Augusta Lewis Troup.
“As we mark 20 years of highlighting remarkable women’s stories, we celebrate the incredible community we are building to inspire the next generation and women of all ages,” says Katherine Wiltshire, executive director of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. “This year’s honorees are leaders throughout the state who have devoted their careers to educating and empowering women and fostering their advancement.”
Women’s empowerment has always been central to All Our Kin’s work. We equip women with the tools and resources to open successful and enriching family child care programs. As business owners and professionals, All Our Kin’s providers move out of poverty and become sources of strength and support for their own communities. We couldn’t be more proud of Janna and Jessica for receiving this honor, and we also want to take this chance to recognize all of the amazing women who are part of our provider network. Their hard work and dedication to continued learning is at the heart of All Our Kin’s success.