Glowing Testimonial for Liz Ferro’s Speaking Engagement at the 19th Annual Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative Seminar


It was an honor to speak at the 19th Annual Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative Seminar, but it was an even bigger honor to receive this thank you note from the Stark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office regarding my presentation.
It’s both humbling and inspiring to read:

“You renewed our energy for our jobs. Your message has motivated us to continue our work to keep victims safe and offenders accountable.”

During the darkest times of my life, no one would have ever guessed I could make a difference anywhere, or motivate another person with my words or actions.

It’s an honor for me to be able to spread Girls With Sole’s message, and to emphasize the fact that we can’t dismiss or write off our troubled youth. There is almost always a reason why they are troubled. With programs like Girls With Sole – which utilize a curriculum to strengthen and encourage healthy living (mind, body and soul) through fitness, wellness, self-awareness and resilience building – lives can be changed for the better, and we can remove the stigma attached to abuse of any kind.


Girls With Sole Founder and CEO, Liz Ferro, has been selected as one of the 2016 Medical Mutual Pillar Award Honorees.

The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business Magazine, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

Wednesday, December 05, 2016 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility, 25777 Detroit Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44145

TOGETHER RISING sHero award gifts $1,000.00 to Girls With Sole

Words fail me – but you didn’t! I wish I had the words to express my gratitude to Tiffany Gaughan Scherer for nominating me for the TOGETherRISING sHero award, and to all the wonderful women who supported the nomination! The funds are truly needed and appreciated! On behalf of Girls With Sole, thank you for your amazing support and kindness.

American Journal of Health Promotion names Girls With Sole winner of the 2015 Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award

The Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to promoting cultural diversity within health promotion or who have demonstrated significant achievement in serving the health promotion needs of underserved populations. This award is made in recognition of Dr. Robert F. Allen’s work in helping people live harmoniously and achieve their greatest potential by learning how to create cultural norms that support these goals.

Girls With Sole is greatly appreciative and deeply humbled to have been chosen for this prestigious honor. It means so much to us, and we’re thrilled to have our amazing programs recognized.

Girls With Sole is presented with the 9th Annual Roslyn Z. Wolf Award

It was with great pride and appreciation that Girls With Sole accepted the 9th Annual Roslyn Z. Wolf Award presented by The National Council of Jewish Women-Cleveland. We are humbled and grateful to be recognized- and the $5,000.00 will make an enormous impact on our programs and the lives of our girls!

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Smart Business Magazine presents Liz Ferro with a Perspectives ’15 Women Who Excel Award

Congratulations to Girls With Sole Founder and Executive Director, Liz Ferro, for being recognized at Smart Business Magazine’s Women Who Excel Conference and receiving a Progressive Entrepreneur Award.

Girls With Sole thanks Smart Business for shining a light on the importance of our work, and for recognizing how crucial it is to empower the future female leaders in our community! Read more