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After a yearlong campaign with stories of Velocity, Integrity, Being Bold, Empowerment and Service, and on behalf of our LPGA Official Marketing Partner, Velocity Global, we are proud to announce today, International Women’s Day, In Gee Chun as the winner of the 2023 Velocity Global Impact Award.

With the award, In Gee and the In Gee Chun LCC Educational Foundation will each receive $100,000 compliments of Velocity Global.

2023 Velocity Global Impact Award Press Release

Award Finalists

Velocity Global Impact Award Finalist In Gee Chun

In Gee Chun

Velocity Global Impact Award Finalist Lizette Salas

Lizette Salas

Velocity Global Impact Award Finalist Mariah Stackhouse

Mariah Stackhouse

Award Nominees

Velocity Global and the LPGA would like to congratulate all of the 2023 Velocity Global Impact Award nominees for their stories showing the true spirit of this award: Velocity, Integrity, Be Bold, Empowerment and Service.

In Gee Chun:  “Spreading the Light” 

Austin Ernst:  “Helping South Carolina Families in Need of a Safe Harbor” 

Maria Fassi: “Fassi’s Friends” 

Alice Hewson: “Golf Should Be for Everyone” 

Leona Maguire: “If She Can’t See It, She Can’t Be It” 

Amy Olson:  “Golf Fore Africa – A Matter of Perspective” 

Morgan Pressel:  “Knowledge is Power” 

Mel Reid:  “The Power of Caring and Identity” 

Lizette Salas:  “Blessed by Family, Golf and Community” 

Mariah Stackhouse: “Honoring Her Opportunities”  

Angela Stanford:  “Shining Brighter Than Ever in Fight to Cure Breast Cancer” 

Albane Valenzuela:  “The Gift of Speech and Connection”


The 2023 finalists for the Velocity Global Impact Award were determined by a Selection Committee consisting of:

  • Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer, Velocity Global
  • Erin Hamrick, Partner at Sterling James and board member of the LPGA Foundation
  • Nancy Lopez, 48-time LPGA Tour winner and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Nzinga Shaw, President of TurnkeyZRG, Global Advisor for Velocity Global
  • Lisa Stevens, Chief People Officer and Head of Global Human Capital Solutions, Aon
  • Reiko Takekawa, journalist for Kyodo News
  • Ali Whitaker, broadcaster for the LPGA Tour, LET and DP World Tour