Bringing Renowned Speakers to Omaha to Support the Girls
Our luncheon has brought figures national and even international renown to share the stage with our girls but the girls tend to steal the spotlight. Or maybe it isn’t stealing if it belongs to them…?


Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
Every year, the girls enjoy the opportunity to share their firsthand experiences of programs, field trips, and even Snackalicious. In 2022, we were joined by Omaha natives and co-authors of the New York Times Best Seller You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism. 

Comedian and host of her own late-night talk show, Amber, along with her sister, Lacey, who resides in Nebraska, addressed racism directly while sharing examples from their book.
















Our Past Speakers

2002    Morris Dees

2003    Stedman Graham

2004    Sherron Watkins

2005    Barack Obama

2006    Bill Clinton

2007    Desmond Tutu

2008    Hillary Clinton

2009    No Event

2010    Madeleine Albright

2011    Warren Buffett & Becky Quick

2012    Michelle Obama

2013    Chelsea Clinton

2014    Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager

2015    Billie Jean King

2016    Malala Yousafzai

2017    Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

2018    Donna Brazile with Symone Sanders

2019    Stacey Abrams

2020    Gloria Steinem

2021    Dr. Mae Jemison

2022    Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar