Striving to empower other women with confidence as they seek success in the workplace, non-profits OC Women2Women and Working Wardrobes partnered to sponsor a luncheon and Fashion Trend Event at Fashion Island’s Neiman Marcus . Guests clothing donations supported the Working Wardrobes career development program.
OCW2W hosted a luncheon featuring Martin Wheeler, world-renowned expert in highly effective combat solutions, who shared strategic self-defense tips to empower women. The event also included great food, and amazing entertainment, all supporting Laura's House, Domestic Violence Shelter. Over $1,500 of in-kind The following day Martin Wheeler held a special workshop to empower women with physical confidence and self-defense knowledge. He generously shared a percentage of his earnings with OCW2W.
The OC Women2Women’s May 10th annual Mother’s Day luncheon and fundraiser honored Antoinette Naddour as the 2023 Mother of the Year. 100 people attended the special event focused on celebrating women and the influence they have in our world.
As a devoted mother of two teenage sons and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Veterans Legal Institute (VLI), "Antoinette is an inspiration to us all," said Karen Butera King, President, OC Women2Women. As designated by Antoinette Naddour, proceeds from the OCW2W luncheon will be donated to Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family to benefit low-income women and children who survived the August 2020 Beirut explosion, which displaced over 300,000 people, including at least 80,000 children
OC Women2Women was overwhelmed by the generous donations during our annual Lingerie and Lace event. Over $1,000 worth of new lingerie was collected to support women seeking employment through Working Wardrobes.
The OC Women2Women Annual Christmas Walk event was a great success, bringing in many much-needed donations for the Mariposa Women and Family Center. Guests enjoyed food, good friends, incredible Christmas lights, and caroling by the Orange County talented youth performing group "Next Best Thing Academy" Thanks to our sponsors for the generous raffle gifts that made the evening fun for everyone. Where's The Party, Marmi's Shoes, Ms. Moxie Project, along with the Solar Laser & Med Spa.
After months of isolation, it was great to get together and see each other in person!
With the support and incredible generosity of our OCW2W community, we delivered over 100 "Bags of Love" filled with essentials and unique personal gifts, bringing light into the lives of women served at Grandma's House of Hope. The lovely gift bags were stuffed with over $8,000.00 of donated items such as lotion, perfume, blankets, shampoo, socks, and even coats, to help warm the hearts of women in need living in our community.
The room at Fleming's 'Restaurant was packed with women gathered for the OCW2W Lunch Club event honoring Nadine Haddad, co-founder of Home and Body Company. Nadine inspired the group with her personal story of strength, struggling and surviving while building her company and raising a family.
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