The “Daughters of Greatness” breakfast series honors prominent women engaged in social change, activism, and pursuits of justice. The stories and reflections they share are motivational to some people, transformative to others, and inspirational to all. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond.

Unless otherwise noted, the format includes a hot breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Seating is limited. For reservations or more information, contact Erin Herbert at

If you would like to nominate a Daughter of Greatness, please click here!


The Muhammad Ali Center invites individuals and organizations to support the Daughters of Greatness series by becoming a 2020 Daughters of Greatness Table Sponsor!

Benefits for Table Sponsorship include:

  • One premium location table at each Daughters of Greatness event for the year.
  • Thank you packet with free tickets to the Museum and 10% discount in the retail store.
  • Name/Company recognition at the event, on the Ali Center website, through social media, and in the Ali Center Lobby.
  • Breakfast for all guests at each event.
  • The Table Sponsorship constitutes a 30% discount over regular ticket prices!

Finally, your sponsorship of the Daughters of Greatness series will help steward the legacy of Muhammad Ali by providing the Muhammad Ali Center with resources to make a significant impact in education and gender equity issues on a local and national scale.

If you are interested in becoming a Table Sponsor, please complete your enrollment through our online portal by clicking HERE or by copying the following link in to your browser:

Thank you to our 2020 Daughters of Greatness Breakfast Club Table Sponsors: Alice Houston - HJI Supply Chain Solutions, Bellarmine University, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Brown-Forman, Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides, Family Scholar House, Mary Casey - Senior Associate of Kentucky Financial Group, Metro United Way, PNC Bank, Representative Attica Scott, Ria Chandler, The Bristol Catering, and The Glenview Trust Company.

For more information, please contact Erin Herbert,


Victoria Russell
Friday, February 28, 2020

Victoria Russell was named the first Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Papa John’s International, a global brand of 120,000 team members. A 13-year passion for the Papa John’s brand, Victoria is committed to using her voice to bring change and stepping up to the challenge of ensuring Diversity Equity & Inclusion is in the DNA of the company. The DE&I vision at Papa John’s is to enable Papa John’s team members, customers, supplier, partners, and franchisees of all backgrounds to feel included and a part of the Papa John’s family and to allow the brands diversity to be their strength and competitive advantage. Much like BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA., people are the key ingredient to a better company. Prior to this role, Victoria was named Head of Diversity & Inclusion and was voted chair of the newly formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee by her peers. Victoria spent most of her career at Papa John’s in marketing analytics where she gained valuable insights into the business, and the customers and communities they served.  Before to joining Papa John’s, Victoria spent time at Brown Forman and Humana in Human Resources compensation. Victoria earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Kentucky. Victoria serves on several non-profit boards including Leadership Louisville, Fund for the Arts and the YMCA.  Louisville Business First recently named Victoria, “Woman Making A Difference” through their 2019 Business Women First program as well as the 2019 Class of Louisville’s Forty Under 40. She was also selected to The Business Journals’ Influencers: Rising Stars, a national list of influential young executives.  Her other recent accomplishments include Leadership Louisville Class of 2020, University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics’ alumni recipient of the 2019 Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award and founding member of the Adweek Diversity and Inclusion Council.  Victoria was also just named to the 2020 Class of the Executive Leadership Council.

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