The program began by awarding Live Your Dream awards to women who are the financial support for their dependents. Cash prizes were awarded along with laptop computers that were provided by Futures Foundation. Recipients were: Sonia Camargo, Diana Gonzalez-Soto, Uhmbaya Laury, Karen Lopez-Arguelles, Claudia Montano, Hiba Nissan, and Esperanza Rosas.
This award will help improve their education and employment prospects in order for them to Live Your Dream. Jaime Quient was awarded the 2019 Woman of Accomplishment Honoree for her work with human trafficking survivors. She founded the Lawyers Club of San Diego Human Trafficking Collaborative and also founded Free To Thrive, which provides legal services to the survivors.
Gretchen Productions coordinated the fashion show. This entertaining show delighted the audience with singing and dancing in each one of the segments. A variety of fashions were highlighted on the catwalk. Some of the styles seen on the runway were from Glamour Girlz, Moda Lucido, Satori Designs, fashion forward clothes from Shaneh Boutique, and children’s, men’s, and women’s fashion from Macy’s Fashion Valley. The finale concluded with a number of glamorous gowns provided by Macy’s.
The Soroptimist International of San Diego provides programs to improve the lives of women and girls.
These women have overcome incredible challenges including poverty, domestic and sexual violence, and addiction. Soroptimist works towards giving social and economic empowerment to help them live their dreams. For more information about this nonprofit organization, visit sisandiego.org.
Saturday, March 23 – The ARC of San Diego presents A Salute to The Jewels of San Diego at the Speakeasy Gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the US Grant Hotel. Entertainment will be from Leonard Simpson from Fashion Forward. For more information, visit arc-sd.com
Friday, May 24 – Cocktails & Couture featuring a fashion show with Lizz Russell designs at the Westgate Hotel beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go to GBS/CIDP San Diego Chapter Awareness Fundraiser. For more information, visit westgatehotel.com.
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