ON October 12t, Tia Walker, Executive Director of the AWREY Circle of Light Awards bestowed me and 9 other entrepreneurial women dynamos in Phoenix, Arizona. The inspiration for the award was “Soft Power” and took place at El Charro restaurant on a gloriously warm Autumn day with our beautiful desert as a backdrop. The AWREY Award is given to women who have distinguished themselves in the community as businesswomen with a giving heart.

Tia Walker emphasized the importance of recognizing women that live in service and acknowledges them for their philanthropic efforts. I was honored again to be in the company of extraordinary women; Michelle King Robson, Sharon Lechter, Rita Davenport, Raven Valdes, Michelle Matthews, Gia Heller, Sandra Kipnes and Dr. Gladys McGarey. Truly moving was the candle lighting ceremony, which had great heart-felt significance. My candle was lit by Maddie Rose, a young and rising superstar in her own right, who sang for us garnering a thunderous applause.

Congratulations to all the winners!





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