What Leaders Are Saying About Cheryl
"Dear Cheryl Ann, Congratulations on being selected as a 2020 L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth! On behalf of the judges, I want to share how moved and inspired we are by your work with Evoluer House. Chosen from hundreds of nominations, you represent one of 10 Honorees we are recognizing this year for the extraordinary difference you are making in your community. We applaud you for all that you do, and want to recognize your outstanding efforts with a financial gift and to call public attention to your life-changing work."
Ali Goldstein, President, L’Oréal Paris, USA
“Dear Cheryl, Congratulations on being selected as a White House Champion of Change. Americans like you help carry this tradition forward by reaching for new ideas that will help our country win the future. You and your fellow Champions embody the change you want to see in the world.”
The Honorable Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States
"I applaud this precious book ('The DivaGirl's Guide'). Thank God for Cheryl Ann Wadlington!"
Cornel West, Ph.D., Princeton professor and cultural critic
"I wish The DivaGirl's Guide had been around when I was a teen. Cheryl Ann has it right."
Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week and consultant to the future of fashion
“The DivaGirl’s Guide is the perfect antidote: a blueprint for girls to negotiate the difficult journey into adulthood with a sense of dignity, grace and style.”
Jason King, Ph.D., Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, New York University
“With the launch of the Evoluer House Blog, you have now become global. Young ladies are now logging on this blog and finding out how to better themselves and given the tools they need to go forward. So the work begun by Cheryl Ann Wadlington is having a ripple effect around the world. I congratulate that and support it.”
Dame Jennifer Smith, DBE, JP, DHumL, MP, former Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Education
"At a ceremony at the White House last Friday, the rest of the country found out what many of us in Philadelphia had known for years. Cheryl Wadlington is a champion."
Denise Clay, Journalist, The Philadelphia Sunday Sun
"Cheryl is a force of nature who is as completely at home at New York Fashion Week as she is successfully mentoring girls through her Evoluer House programs.”
Loraine Ballard Morrill, News and Community Affairs Director for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
“All the values that my mother placed in me as a young woman, I saw that Cheryl was doing the same thing for the girls in the community. And I became involved and haven’t gotten away since. When you work with an organization like Evoluer House, you’re securing our future and creating future model citizens.”
Sarah Dash of the famed vocal group LaBelle
“Cheryl Wadlington's work with young girls is vitally important. Girls are the fastest growing segment of the criminal justice population. We see this increase of girls involved with crime because of a decrease in self-esteem, self-respect and the lack of positive role models. Cheryl's work will give young girls the practical skills to make good choices to grow from young girls at risk to young positive ladies.”
The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at American Red Cross SEPA
"Thanks for all YOU do to make a positive difference!"
Alfred Edmonds, Jr. Senior Vice President/Editor-at-large, Black Enterprise