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,


Homa Tavangar
Postponed: New Date Coming Soon

Born in Iran and raised in U.S., Homa Tavangar has lived on four continents, has heritage in four world religions, is married and the mother of three daughters. Homa is the author of best-selling Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), and co-author of five books for educators, among her publications. Her latest project is Global Kids, a colorful activity deck exposing children to cultures of the world and global mindsets. She serves as an adviser on culture, education and unconscious bias to NBC-Universal, Disney Channel and, and works with a wide range of K-12 schools and companies on optimizing learning, empathy, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and global competence.  A former Visiting Scholar and current adviser at the University of Pennsylvania, she has served as Education Adviser to Barefoot Books, Quiet Revolution, Lincoln Financial Foundation, National Education Association Foundation, KidsHealth, and the Pulitzer Center, among others. Her training programs include OnenessLab, the Big Questions Institute and Global + Cultural Competence. A graduate of UCLA and Princeton University, she spent the first two decades of her career working in international economic development for organizations ranging from port authorities to the World Bank and USAID. She currently serves on the Board of International School Services and the Tahirih Justice Center, the leading U.S. organization serving immigrant women and girls fleeing violence.

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smiling womanNoëlla Coursaris Musunka
Friday, June 5, 2020

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, a Congolese/Cypriot philanthropist and international model, is the Founder & CEO of Malaika, a grassroots nonprofit that educates and empowers girls and communities in her home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A unique, fearless, and elegant spokesperson, and the face of leading beauty and fashion campaigns across the globe, Noëlla is a voice for the power of girls’ education worldwide. Founded in 2007, Malaika’s education and health programs are today impacting thousands of lives and are all offered free of charge. Noëlla has shared her insight at a number of world-class forums spanning the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum in Davos to the university halls of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and MIT.

Learn more about Malaika at

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