"The Fierce Women Project, for me, is a motivating and gracious reminder to always pay it forward; to keep the fire burning that was once ignited within me by an extraordinary woman that identified my ability, invested in me and brought visibility to what I could not see, so that I too, could pass the light along." Amelia Papapetropoulos, Business Owner and 2014 ATHENA Young Professional Award recipient

FierceWomen inspires young women and girls to be the architects of their own unique identities and futures through the positive visual representation of strong, accomplished women. 

FierceWomenProject uses contemporary portrait art to create a platform for young women and girls to discover and connect with accomplished women leaders from varied fields.

Diverse women from diverse professions are coming together to share their stories with girls and young women, inspiring and empowering them to expand their sense of what's possible and create a vision of their "future selves" using the FierceWomen VISION BOOK.

The project also engages men to actively support women and girls, and invest in their success. 

Stephanie Morimoto with her FierceWomen portrait, and artist/founder, J.G. Boccella, at the Brown University launch:

Providence area high school students and the Fierce Women at the FierceWomenProject launch at Brown University:


Big Thank-You's to the wonderful women who have bought copies of the Official FierceWomen VISION BOOK to be donated to young women and girls in various mentoring and other community-serving programs around the country. Angela Chee, Media Strategist, On-Camera Coach and Speaker; Sheila Marmon, Founder and CEO of Mirror Digital; Hayley Jameson, Founder of The Clear Thoughts Foundation; Dr. Preetha Basaviah; Sherree Goldstein, Owner of The Square Cafe, and board member of P.O.W.E.R. and other anonymous donors. 


FierceWomenProject was founded in 2013 by J.G. Boccella