The National Association of Women Business Owners, South Jersey Chapter (NAWBO SJ) is honored to announce that Liz Scott, Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand will deliver the keynote at the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala & Dinner on February 18, 2016.
The annual awards gala, hosted by NAWBO SJ, is a dinner program that honors extraordinary individuals in the South Jersey region for their contributions to women and to women business owners.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand began from a grassroots effort when four-year-old Alex informed her mother, Liz Scott, following a stem cell transplant, “when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand.” She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to “help other kids, like they helped me.” Scott and her husband, Jay, were happy to serve as Alex’s helpers. Alex’s first lemonade stand earned $2000. While battling her own cancer, Alex continued to set up yearly lemonade stands in her front yard.
Currently, Scott works alongside her husband, the staff and board of directors, as well as the dedicated sponsors and supporters as they continue to fight childhood cancer, one cup at a time. While at work, she is the Co-Executive Director of the Foundation, but she is proudest of her title of “Mom” to her three sons, (Patrick, Eddie, and Joey) and her daughter Alex.
Liz Scott is frequently sought after to speak to a variety of groups including businesses, schools and community groups, spreading Alex’s inspirational story of determination and courage.
Many NAWBO SJ members have long been inspired by Liz Scott and her daughter, Alex. “Alex’s story, and that of her parents and the foundation, is one of strength, resolve, and the belief that anything is possible if you persist and work together as a community. It is a truly inspirational entrepreneurial journey that we can all learn from.” said Fran Davis President of NAWBO SJ and owner of The Flavorful Fork.
More details about the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala, including the 2016 honorees and how to purchase tickets, coming soon!