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Sisterhood Spotlight

Melanie Protti-Lawrence
President of Lawrence Brothers, Inc.

In line with the First Lady’s focus on empowering women in the workforce, this Sisterhood Spotlight features Melanie Protti-Lawrence, the President of Lawrence Brothers Inc., in Bluefield, Virginia. In the Sisterhood Spotlight series, the First Lady showcases women across the Commonwealth doing incredible work in areas of government, business and entrepreneurship, education, workforce development, nonprofits and more.

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“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”

– Helen Steiner Rice

First Lady reading to class

The First Lady's Reading Resources

A quality education is the most valuable gift we can give our children. If a student can read at or above grade level by third grade, then they are four times more likely to graduate high school. If you’re looking for recommendations to read to your kids, find some of my personal favorites here!

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The First Lady and Governor present Randy and Terri Johnson of God's Pit Crew with the Spirit of Virginia Award.

December 23 - Women+girls (W+g) L.I.F.E.

Celebrating Goodness Throughout the Commonwealth

The First Lady presents Jenny West, Executive Director of the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia, with the Spirit of Virginia Award.

November 23 - Women+girls (W+g) L.I.F.E.

Spirit of Virginia Award: The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia

The First Lady admiring "The Upperville Gallop" by Sharon Lynn Campbell.

October 23 - Women+girls (W+g) L.I.F.E.

Artistic Visions of Virginia

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