Who's a winner? She is!
We asked Jackpocketeers to share stories about the inspiring women in their lives for our #ShesAWinner Win and Give contest. Not only do these women get to bask in the recognition they so richly deserve, but we picked 3 nominees to win Jackpocket lotto credits. Even better? We matched each winner's prize as a donation to Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that supports women in tech.
Let's get this party started with the three winning entries!
1. The cousin who was the first in her family to go to college:
@Jackpocket my cousin inspires me! She was the first person I saw go away for college. She gave me the courage to do it also. She continues to inspire me today as I watch her balance being a mom to her three beautiful kids, a supervisor at work, and an amazing wife. #ShesAWinner pic.twitter.com/4UJVMbD0wR— kimmy (@ohkimosabe) March 29, 2023
🥇 Kimmy won $500 in Jackpocket lotto credits!
2. The mom who styles hair for senior citizens:
Best stylist I know. She moved to the US for a better life, now in her free time she goes to senior centers and cut the hair of many abuelito/as for free to improve their appearance and wellbeing. You go Mom! #ShesAWinner @jackpocket pic.twitter.com/AY2lOXsfem— Katherine Gutierrez (@kinata09) April 3, 2023
🥈 Katherine won $250 in Jackpocket lotto credits!
3. This amazing high-schooler and future STEM professional:
@Jackpocket here’s my entry to the #ShesAWinner contest— Noemi (@ChicanxChingona) April 4, 2023
This young woman, my daughter, and future STEM Professional is part of the first class at her high school where there are as many girls as there are boys enrolled in the computer science courses. Forge forward girls! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/66F7yLz0yx
🥉 Noemi won $100 in Jackpocket lotto credits!
4. This strong mom with dementia who still makes beautiful art:
#ShesAWinner— Tammy Boen (@snowcub411) April 10, 2023
This…is my Mama. Her name is Marcella Ellis and she’s 77 yrs young. She’s been through some pretty rough times in the last few years and almost died. She lives with me and now has Dementia. Her hands, tremble, but she can still hold a paint brush. pic.twitter.com/kbNBhPkQsy
5. This awesome mom cookin' up creativity and kindness in the kitchen:
6. This inspiring 93-year-old grandma and role model:
My 93yo grandmother has been an inspiration to me. A tough Kansas farm girl who obtained her degree and taught at inner-city schools. Recently had a stroke and is fighting to come back 🥰 #ShesAWinner @Jackpocket pic.twitter.com/cqaH6uJu5P— Cindy (@CindygAcevedo) April 7, 2023
7. This super supportive Mama:
My mother is so inspiring - she raised me alone as a single mom after my dad passed away when I was just 7. She then worked multiple jobs & instilled positivity and values that helped me succeed throughout my life's journey. I am truly proud that she's my mom.#ShesAWinner #whm pic.twitter.com/VDPJjdMN7R— AZcomm (@AZcomm) April 6, 2023
8. This dynamic mother-sister duo:
Starting from the left is my sis’, mom, and I! My sis’ has her own standup show in San Antonio! It was difficult because men mostly rule the scene but she managed to get a foothold. My mom survived over 10 strokes & doesn’t take poop from people, not even death. #ShesAWinner pic.twitter.com/10U62dA7oT— YouTuberSEG🐈 (@YouTuberSEG) April 7, 2023
9. Simply "one heck of a lady" (we couldn't agree more!):
Such an amazing woman! Governor’s award winning publisher. An entrepreneur when women were barely allowed in the room much less running a business. My Mom and one heck of a Lady. #ShesAWinner pic.twitter.com/aP3UK8a26m— HE DRIVES THE BUS (@hedrivesthebus) April 7, 2023
10. This determined grandma who never let anything stop her:
11. An all-around phenomenal cousin and big sister:
#ShesAWinner My cousin/big sister has been my rock ever since we met when I was 7 years old. She's an amazing high school Honors History teacher, a mom of two teenage girls, and a wonderful godmother to my teenage son. Phenomenal woman, she is! 🫂🥰 https://t.co/HabepfydLD pic.twitter.com/hWsyaU3c9l— DIANE DINNALL (@DIANEDINNALL) April 1, 2023
12. This soulmate and true partner:
#ShesAWinner my soulmate and the mother of my kids. She’s been by my side through everything. When time gets stuff she takes the lead and when she can’t, I take the lead, my travel partner, my business partner what can I say when we were opening up a gym and had no income. pic.twitter.com/HRBpx9xy5c— Billy Gerena (@BillyGerena) March 30, 2023
13. This hardworking elementary school teacher, fostering our next generation of thinkers and doers:
14. This inspiring mom who is ALWAYS there:
#ShesAWinner Introducing my Mom. She’s the most inspiring woman in my life. She always made sure I had what I needed in life and even as an adult she’s still helping me to grow. Even when we almost lost everything and had nowhere to go she made a way and gave me the world❤️ pic.twitter.com/BzjrQKmBQe— MisticMoonLight 🔜 DreamCon (@ItsNatalyaS) April 1, 2023
15. This mom with too many inspiring qualities to list!
16. This amazing single mom raising 3 strong women:
She's amazing!! Raises three kids by herself, works at a hospital, is the strongest and most determined person I know. All that and she still has a heart of gold 💛💛💛💛#ShesAWinner pic.twitter.com/rCrJRiYU43— Kobi Carpenter (@CarpenterKobi) April 7, 2023
17. This BFF and cancer survivor:
18. This little one with a BIG imagination:
19. Cheers to this unstoppable wife and mother:
20. The co-worker turned friend who is the greatest motivator:
This lady started out as my coworker and became a great friend. She has me pushing my limits by doing things I never thought I do. Greatest motivator and encourager that I’ve ever had! #ShesAWinner pic.twitter.com/o2Ix85yRvr— Starla Brunson (@Star_Brunson) April 6, 2023
21. The independent daughter who is a ROCK for her mom:
#ShesAWinner @Jackpocket— Cindy (@Cindy70192958) April 6, 2023
My daughter is my inspiration in my rock.. she’s a strong, independent woman who put herself through nursing school and is raising two beautiful children age 1 and three. She has never looked at me as a burden to her with me having Sma. pic.twitter.com/f4913eiHSn
22. The incredible aunt proving that one person can make a difference:
#SHESAWINNER— Daniel Waller (@DanielW04816624) April 3, 2023
My auntie Pam is an ex-addict who now has 30 yrs clean. She just retired from Cleveland clinic hospital where I now work. She's given up so much of her life, time and support for the entire family. She's proven to me that one person can make a difference. pic.twitter.com/9S7jzUrS8c
23. This simply amazing mom:
#ShesAWinner @Jackpocket June Bawden, 82. Lost all 4 elder siblings to Covid in 2020: a strong woman, mentor & Nana. She’s lived through 2 wars, 3 monarch reigns. Cancer, BEATEN! Best of all she’s:— 🇬🇧Angel🇺🇸 (@A4angelV) April 2, 2023
Probably a video breaks entry rules. But I’m so proud of Her! pic.twitter.com/KuPOcm1WPU
24. Last but not least, Honorable Mention goes to this nom for Queen Bey:
#ShesAWinner That’s me and my mother. Her halo shines for miles and inspires many women around the world. When my life is a mess she helps to bring all my blessing back into formation. She’s a survivor of a sometimes cruel world. She reminds me to always stay gracious! pic.twitter.com/iCQtjDoQRE— BlobJob (@Tatej96) March 24, 2023