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Daughters of Greatness

Daughters of Greatness

Beaded Treasures Project founder and Executive Director, Surekha Kulkarni, has been invited as this year’s featured speaker for the Muhammad Ali Center’s “Daughters of Greatness” speaker series on April 14, 2017!

“The “Daughters of Greatness” breakfast series features prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice. The stories and reflections they share are motivational to some people, transformative to others, and inspirational to all. The Ali Center periodically invites these local and international icons to share their stories with the Louisville community.” - The Muhammad Ali Center

Confidence. Conviction. Dedication. Giving. Respect. Spirituality.

Muhammad Ali practiced these six core principles not only within the ring, but throughout his life and in his interactions with others. Surekha’s life experiences and her mission with the Beaded Treasures Project reflects all six of Ali’s core principles.

The mission of Beaded Treasures Project is not only about self-sufficiency or financial literacy; it is about building CONFIDENCE in one’s self to “be whoever you want to be and to do whatever you want to do.” Surekha has practiced the CONVICTION to stand with resettled, refugee women as they overcome linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers to success. She is DEDICATED to the independence of these women to elevate their status within the home and society.

Surekha has continued with GIVING immeasurable volunteer time, skills training and mentorship to more than 200 women. As the women grow within Beaded Treasures and build their skills, they are also able to learn self-RESPECT. Through the feminist expression of art in jewelry making, women are able to fulfill their SPIRITUALITY and use art as a form of therapeutic self-expression.

With the “Daughters of Greatness” series, the Muhammad Ali Center aims to focus on women who dedicate their life to helping others, who give confidence and respect to those who cannot give back, who were convicted to do something greater than themselves for betterment of the community.


Join us in celebrating Surekha’s life journey and her work with resettled refugee women in Louisville, Kentucky. Surekha will speak at the “Daughters of Greatness” series on April 14th from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Tickets are available here.

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