Young Women Empowered Fundraiser at Purpose Boutique - Seattle Event Videography & Photography for Lifestyle Brands
A room full of women who care about empowering other women, gorgeous clothing & jewelry that is empowering women around the world and four awesome organizations that are teaming up to spread this message of empowerment....ummm am I in heaven? Nope, just Purpose Boutique in downtown Kirkland! The badass Alysondra (founder & leader of Lady Bosses, a fast growing meet-up group in Seattle, dedicated to growing community for female business women, entrepreneurs & side hustlers) invited her tribe to a night of fundraising shopping! Profits from all sales that night went to Young Women Empowered, another Seattle-based organization that mentors young women to help them become leaders in their schools & wider communities. The event was organized through Thrivant Financial, a local not for profit financial company that is always looking for new ways to give back. The power of networking (we all know somebody somewhere) connected all these organizations together and the wine glasses were clinking, clothes were flying around the dressing rooms, credit cards were swiping and (of course) my camera was peeking through hangers and chasing women around until they did a silly dance for me! I'm so over the moon to be getting more involved in the local community, making friends with other women who are just as passionate as me about brightening the world and helping other women go after their dreams. As a filmmaker, photographer, educator and business woman it is a dream come to true to be able to make a living from my artwork and to be sharing my days with powerful inspiring women who are not only my allies but also my friends!
THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED
Young Women Empowered | Y-WE empowers young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools, communities and the world.
Purpose Boutique | How You Shop Can Change a Life! A girlfriend style shopping experience with brands that change lives. Selling products from 31 Bits, Beljoy and over 20 other empowerment brands from around the world! A portion of every sale is donated to Rescue:Freedom to fight human trafficking!
Lady Bosses | This is a group designed for women who currently and/or are in the process of building small business, or are trying to kick some lady entrepreneurship a$$ and would like to do so in a way that is meaningful, authentic, and positively impacts others.
Thrivant Finacial Action Teams | "Live Generously" Financial Planning & Guidance for Christians
Chamonix Films | Empowering Women to Make their Dreams a Reality Through Kickass Videography + Photography Services & Visual Branding Education
Of course, before standing on the Kirkland cow statue and screaming "That's a wrap!" I had to buy something for myself. I picked a gorgeous brass (maybe copper) leaf necklace that looks like a badass weapon for self defense. Jokes aside, I took a moment to reflect on the challenges faced by the woman who handmade my necklace in Haite. She, or women like her, do live in dangerous places where something like a necklace could be a very real weapon. I chose this necklace not only for it's gorgeousness but as a reminder to do what I can to help those women around the world who worry for their own safety and to be grateful for the safety I currently enjoy but often take for granted. Thank you Lady Boss Alysondra for hosting a beautiful event! // Cha