Here, Hearts on Fire president Caryl Capeci receives an award at the Girls Inc. annual luncheon honoring inspiring female leaders and supporters.
Los Angeles—Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on empowering girls and young women through mentorship and advocacy, recently honored a prominent member of the jewelry industry.

At its annual luncheon held in Los Angeles, the group gave an award to Hearts on Fire president Caryl Capeci, thanking her for her support and commitment.

Under Capeci’s direction, Hearts on Fire has developed a substantial partnership with Girls Inc. This year, Hearts on Fire financially contributed to the organization; supported it via social media, an e-mail campaign and on; and donated a portion of Couture show sales of the Lorelei collection.

The Boston-based jewelry company also hosted a field trip for 30 members of the local Girls Inc. chapter in Lynn, Massachusetts, to experience Hearts on Fire behind the scenes at its headquarters.

The company’s marketing team will volunteer with the same chapter in mid-December and for the holiday 2018 season, and Hearts on Fire has pledged 5 percent of sales from the Lorelei collection to again benefit the organization.

But the biggest collaboration is set to happen in spring 2019, when Hearts on Fire debuts a collection of jewelry designed with four Girls Inc. members, who are planning the range’s concept, sketching designs, going through the CAD/CAM process and even learning the steps of marketing, production and sales.
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Capeci was one of six female leaders honored for embodying the organization’s mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.

Girls Inc. President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh said at the luncheon, “Every girl deserves the opportunity to grow up with role models who support, inspire, and show her anything is possible.

“Our 2018 honorees are trailblazers in their own right, opening doors for the next generation of women leaders. We are thrilled to honor their accomplishments and commitment to women and girls.”

The other honorees were NBC Entertainment Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta; Riot Games’ Head of Riot Platform Group, Oksana Kubushyna; actress, producer, director and activist Tracee Ellis Ross; and Fox Network’s Executive Vice President, Casting, Tess Sanchez.

The event also saw educational scholarships awarded to five girls who are beneficiaries of Girls Inc., each of whom addressed the 600-person crowd, explaining how the organization had positively impacted their life.

For more information on Girls. Inc., visit its website.

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