Shepower Honors Five Sheroes At The 1st Annual Shepower Socialites Pink & Gold Gala

Top Quote Shepower Socialites Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary By Recognizing Women Who Own Their Shepower Without Apology By Boldly Impacting The Community In Business, Education, Health, Politics And Sports. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 02, 2017 - Bakersfield, California - The ShePower Socialites Club honored its 2017 ShePower SheROEs, held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Padre in the Belvedere Room. The Awards celebration honored five powerful women who have achieved success in business and inspire other women and teens around the globe to own their Power while balancing work, family, home and health.

    The 2017 ShePOWER SheROEs honorees included:
    MELINA THORPE, R.N., M.B.A., O.C.N., the Oncology Director for San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) with direct oversight of The AIS Cancer Center along with The Breast Center. Melina received the SHE HEALS AWARD in celebration of her commitment and passion to heal women through quality cancer care, giving them back their POWER.

    NIKKI BLUE, Assistant coach with CSU Bakersfield Women's Basketball. Nikki received the SHE GAME CHANGER AWARD in celebration of her commitment and passion to blazing the path, so teens and women will know that you can own your ShePower on your terms.

    SHANNON GROVE who represented the 34th Assembly District, CEO/ Co-founder of Continental Labor and Staffing Resources, candidate Senate 2018. Shannon received the SHE LEADS AWARD in celebration of her commitment and passion to lead without apology.

    ADDONICA STANLEY, Principal at Bakersfield City School District, Bessie E. Owens Intermediate School. Addonica received the SHE EDUCATES AWARD in celebration of her commitment and passion to educate the next generation of leaders.

    CHRISTY PORTER, Founder, President of the Jasmine Nyree Centers, Inc. Christy received the WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in celebration of her exceptional work and commitment to women, teens and our community.

    The event was hosted by Arleana Waller, Visionary, Founder, CEO of ShePOWER Global. The Award presentation was presented by the ShePower Socialites Charter Members, Arleana Waller, Diane Williams, DeAnna Lewis, and Robin Pepper-Hunt.

    The dinner and awards presentation was well attended by Bakersfield Leaders such as Karen Goh, Mayor of Bakersfield, Michael Bowers Andy Vidak Office, Patrick Jackson President NAACP, Nick Hill and Tomeka Powell, former Presidents of the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce, Superior Court Judge Tiffany Bowles, Ricki Peace Director of Donor Relations at Boys & Girls Club, Wendy Porter Executive Director Wounded Heroes Funds, Gloria Williams California Resources Corporation, and Kevin Burton President of the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation

    Vascular Health, Dr. Vinod Kumar and Maserati of Bakersfield were the official Sponsor of the event. Mayor Karen Goh, United States Congress David Valadao, United States Congress Kevin McCarthy, California State Assembly Rudy Salas, California State Assembly Vince Fong, California State Senate Kean Fuller and Senator Andy Vidak all honored the honorees with certificates of recognition.

    ShePower Socials have become one of Bakersfield's much sought after socials celebrating the power of women and teens and their efforts to lead. "I am very excited about our first anniversary of ShePower Socialites in Bakersfield. The event has brought together such amazing women to bond and own their power as we celebrated unsung SheROEs in our community," said Arleana Waller, CEO of ShePOWER. "

    ShePOWER Socialites Club is the Ultimate Social Club, where women Sparkle, Serve, and Socialize. The club creates a social platform for sisterhood, by creating specialized events, adventure, community giveback and Leadership. ShePower Socialites Club launched in March, 2016 in honor of Women History Month. It is a membership based social club. It consists of monthly socials, where we highlight and support women and our community. We lead by example with the BIG goal of making our community a better place for women, children, and families.

    We Sparkle, because we are leaders in our circle of influence.
    We Serve, because we believe it is important to give back to our communities.
    We Socialize, because we know, that it's important to put ourselves on intentional time out once a month and flat our have fun in sisterhood.

    In our first year, our members individually and collectively achieved:
    • 80 memberships
    • Volunteered 2,500+ hours of service
    • Donated $3,500+ dollars
    • Served over 600 women through our socials
    And we're just beginning… Join us on this Journey to empower 1,000,000 women and teens to own her POWER without apology. #ShePOWER


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