Finding Strength In Our Differences &
Honoring Our Similarities

Friday, March 8
9-11 a.m.

  • Join us for breakfast!
  • Hear our TEDx-veteran keynote Tonya Fitzpatrick!
  • Honor our resilient community!

$35 per person or buy a table for $225
(every table seats 7)

Welcome to the second Celebrate Resilient Women! We are pleased to host this community-wide event and hope you will join us. Treat yourself to a morning of inspirational stories, beautiful a capella music and thought-provoking tales of overcoming cultural barriers that can divide us. Not only will your soul be nourished but you will also enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by Canapes.

Keynote Speaker: Tonya Fitzpatrick

As a world traveler and expat who has lived, studied and worked in several countries, Tonya Fitzpatrick has experienced the transformative power of travel. A lawyer and former White House appointee, Tonya also understands that "culture" is not just defined by ethnicity. Because of her experiences, Tonya recognizes that cultures are mosaics of diverse groups each with their own communication style and community practices and traditions. There is an importance to finding our own truth within our cultural context, and discovering how our truths are interwoven with the truths of others in the cultural spaces we share. Applying global experience to our own Frederick community, Tonya will discuss the art of "Finding Strength In Our Differences & Honoring Our Similarities" to help bridge divides that often get in the way of our ability to navigate life's challenges--whether it be in our professional lives, or in other areas of our life.

Attend the Event

Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet all the nominees! Enjoy a sit-down breakfast plus an inspiring talk by Keynote Speaker Tonya Fitzpatrick. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support the ministries of All Saints’. In addition, a portion will be donated to support four non-profits working to better the lives of women in Frederick County.

Get your tickets now!

In the comment section, please indicate if there are any gluten-free diners in your party.


Our online box office is now closed - tickets will be available at the door. See you then!

Also joining us is the fabulous HALO Quartet! They're Barbershop's First International African American Quartet Competitors. Learn more

The stories resilient women tell are like beautiful songs woven into the fabric of our community, and when we hear women singing their songs of resilience, their voices and stories provide us with deeper connections to each other

Become a Sponsor

Lead the way for all women in your community by becoming a sponsor. There are many organizational and individual levels available. Packages include recognition on promotional material, event tickets and much more. See Sponsor Contract for more information. Sponsor Deadline: Jan. 25; Friend Deadline: Feb. 16

We have a range of sponsorship levels available—learn more now!

Nominate a Resilient Woman

Behind every strong woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back. Let’s celebrate these remarkable women! Consider nominating the resilient woman in your life—mother, sister, wife, grandmother, daughter, friend, co-worker or neighbor.

This is your chance to tell us about a resilient woman you know in Frederick County. Share how she embodies the truest meaning of resilience, how she faces life's challenges with fierceness, determination and strength, and how she inspires others! Nomination deadline: Feb. 18
Download Nomination Form

Apply for a Community Grant

This year our event is growing and we want to give back to some of the amazing organizations in our county working to better the lives of women – please apply! We’ll announce four grant recipients at our event on March 8 in amounts up to $500. See the application for details. Grant Deadline: Feb. 21

RESILIENCE . . . that enduring quality of the human spirit
that allows people who are knocked down by life to come back
— often stronger than ever.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!!!

DMS   Canapes

Country Meadows, Freesia & Vine, Frederick County Bank, Il Porto, Uplift Energy Coaching, and Anonymous