On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Neale Godfrey tap danced her way into the hearts and minds of an almost sold-out crowd in Washington, DC. The 60 minute production, "Neale Godfrey is Tap Dancing Through the Boardroom," which is based on Godfrey's career, captured the essence of many women who have tried to break through the glass ceiling.
Honorary Patron, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, sent her greetings: "I am grateful for the support that UNIFEM gives to women and girls by providing financial and technical assistance to projects that foster the development of women's economic security, promote women' s human rights and increase women's participation in the decision-making processes that shape their lives. I have found in my travels throughout this country and in nations around the globe that the fortunes of women are inextricably tied to the fortunes of communities. If women flourish, then their families flourish, and the entire community flourishes."
At the close of the performance, UNIFEM/USA presented Godfrey with the "Femme-y Award of Excellence," for her commitment to "creating a world where women live free from violence, poverty and inequality." The proceeds from the evening will support UNIFEM/USA's advocacy, education and outreach efforts.
Neale Godfrey has served as president of The First Women's Bank and founded The First Children's Bank. The New York Times best-selling author and "Child Advocate of the Year" currently runs her own company, the Children's Financial Network, focused on educating children and their parents about money. She guests on Oprah, PBS, NBC and CNBC. Neale has also developed the One-and-Only Common Sense financial literacy curriculum currently being implemented in 5,000 classrooms in 48 states.