Strengthen the Spirit of Virginia's
Welcome to Women+girls (W+g)!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, First Lady of Virginia Suzanne S. Youngkin is broadening sisterhood and awareness activities through her Strengthen the Spirit of Virginia’s Women+girls (W+g) initiative. Here, she will connect, celebrate and champion Virginia's women and girls through two, primary pillars of focus: Wellbeing and Workforce.
As part of W+g, the First Lady will prioritize resources and communications to Virginia's women and girls to encourage physical and mental wellbeing as they strive to pursue and steward their work. The First Lady launches this campaign in a celebration of L.I.F.E., advocating for Virginia's women and girls to Live+Inquire+Flourish+Endure.
The First Lady will come alongside organizations and individuals to promote mental and physical wellbeing and strive to de-stigmatize addiction, anxiety and depression.
“I am particularly concerned about the rise of prescription and non-prescription opioid drug use. I will focus attention on the dangers of fentanyl poisoning, partnering with existing nonprofits and faith-based organizations to build awareness and provide helpful government resources.”
The First Lady will champion workforce readiness opportunities for Virginia's women and girls.
“I am passionate about the need for public-private collaboration, as well as unique education and training opportunities, to empower and equip Virginians for careers in high-demand jobs. I will partner with nonprofits, traditional and unconventional schools, apprenticeship programs, private sector advocates and government agencies to support Virginia's aspiring and talented women and girl workforce.”
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