First10Forward is a non-profit corporation, whose mission is to advance professional goals of women and girls pursuing non-traditional careers.

Managing Director Connie English helped establish this 501(c)3 organization and now serves as Treasurer and on the Board of Directors.

The founders of First10Forward, including our own Connie English.

First10Forward’s mission is to advance the professional goals of women and girls pursuing non-traditional careers. The non-profit organization is the brain child of a group of women graduates, including Connie, of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (“Kings Point”), who share a sense of gratitude for the life altering, professional and personal opportunities their Kings Point education bestowed upon them, at the same time an awareness of the challenges they had to overcome to succeed in a traditionally male dominated industry. These women share a desire to pay forward their wisdom and financial backing to girls and women embarking on similar non-traditional journeys. The group gathers each July to determine which organization will receive that year’s grant.

The 2019 First10Forward Scholarship Awards were awarded to Bel Inizio and the Eureka Program of Girls Inc. of San Antonio.