Bankwell Partners with LiveGirl, Inc.

LiveGirl’s Sheri West; Bankwell’s Christine Chivily, and LiveGirl’s Chelsea Starks (contributed photo)

Bankwell has donated $5,000 to LiveGirl, Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that builds confident leaders. LiveGirl works with surrounding public schools and youth organizations to provide year-round, free-of-charge leadership development and mentoring for girls in grades 5 through college. Their programs are proven to build self-esteem, social emotional intelligence, and foster diversity.

LiveGirl and Bankwell will join forces to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality. The community is invited to join a Zoom conversation at noon featuring poetic activist She Will Speak and a Gen Z panel moderated by Dr. Vida Samuel, UConn Women’s Studies professor. Free | Registration required

Notes Christine Chivily, EVP, Chief Risk & Credit Officer at Bankwell, “Bankwell is proud to support LiveGirl, their evidence-based programs build self-esteem and social-emotional intelligence which are the building blocks of a bold leader.”

Founded in 2014, LiveGirl is a New Canaan-based nonprofit organization that builds confident leaders. LiveGirl’s mission is to empower and equip the next generation of brave, inclusive leaders with the skills, community, and connections so that ALL girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world. More about LiveGirl can be found at

Bankwell is a commercial bank that serves the lending and banking needs of businesses and residents. Bankwell’s mission is to provide outstanding service and give back to the communities they serve. More about Bankwell can be found at

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