The photo above shows what a wonderful weekend I had at the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Awards Ceremony. I wish to thank all my social media and other friends who nominated me, and also Fee Johnson, who was nominated, and who wrote a My Gutsy Story®, :How Writing Saved My Life.”
Meet all the “Gutsy Gals Inspire Me” on stage.
“Gusty Gals Inspire Me® aims to inspire girls and women across the world to be courageous, confident and have the desire to drive their own destinies. We do this by sharing stories about positive female role models of the past and present through films, awards and social media.”
Patty DeDominic to the far left is an amazing woman who founded the Santa Barbara Womens’ Festivals and is also a, business coach, author, ex-President of NAWBO, entrepreneur, and Chief Operating Officer of Maui Mastermind.
Debra Hutchinson, founded the “Gusty Gals Inspire Me®” Awards, and she is the fantastic and super enthusiastic lady sitting down.
The winners of our 2014 Gutsy Gal Awards are (from left to right): Deepa Willingham, who has fought to educate children living in extreme poverty as a means of keeping them out of the hands of sex trade operations; Lee Langley, who had the vision at age 23 to cofound a school for delinquent boys; and Razia Jan, our International honoree who created a school for girls in Afghanistan. Also pictured – Deborah Hutchison – founder of Gutsy Gals Inspire Me®. (copied from website)
RAZIA JAN WINNER
Razia’s Ray of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Afghan girls through community-based education at the Zabuli Education Center in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan. The organization and its school were founded in the belief that education is a key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations–and that we must empower girls and young women through education and resources so they may work toward brighter futures, in their own villages and beyond. See more HERE.
DEEPA WILLINGHAM WINNER
For waging a war against poverty and sex trade
Educated in Calcutta under the stewardship of Mother Teresa, Deepa Willingham is an advocate for the most vulnerable victims, children living in extreme poverty who fall victim to sex trade operations. She believes the solution is through education. She founded PACE Universal and the Piyali Learning Center. Girls are educated instead of being becoming child brides, used for child labor, or sold for sex trade. She hopes her education programs will become models for extreme poverty – See more HERE.
LEE LANGLEY WINNER
Lee Langley had the vision at age 23 to co-found a school for delinquent boys.
The event had amazing speakers, including Mary O’Hara Devereaux.
She made two statements I love:
“We know have a 2nd middle-age which is the 60-80-year-olds”
“60-year-olds today ask ‘who will I become,’ not when will I die.”
Dr. Mary O’Hara-Devereaux’s ability to analyze emerging trends and translate them into profitable business opportunities is legendary. She is a visionary who bases her approach on evidence, research, in-depth analysis, proprietary processes, and unfailing intuition. One of the world’s leading futurists, Mary’s steady eyed forecasts have enabled organizations to face the future with proactive strategies and aggressive innovation finding targets no one else can see.
Mary’s transformative forecasts, leading edge trend analysis, and insightful advice has made her a sought-after speaker and consultant to scores of senior executives and a wide range of blue chip companies, including Apple, BASF, CITIC-Pacific, Chevron, Coca Cola, Disney, Oracle, P&G, and Ericsson, and nonprofit organizations including the Asia Foundation, National Council on Aging, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, United Way, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the World Bank. (Copied from her website.)
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I loved reading your blog! Aww thank you so much for posting the photo of us. We are so cute! I’m honored to have met you, Sonia. You are a truly inspiring and gutsy pal!
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