The evening was a celebration of women. The president of the organization, Susan Burman, talked about the purpose of the organization and how it serves women by equipping them with the tools to be successful. Women received their completion certificates for their completed works and several women received full ride scholarships for college.
The keynote speaker was an individual by the name of Susan White. She was the recipient of the ThriveOn! program certificate. Susan came to the Women's Resource Center a victim of domestic abuse. She was broken and she was uncertain about her future. However, as she spoke tonight you could hear confidence in her voice and see resilience in her smile.
I was honored to be invited to the event. The women were encouraged to bring their support circles to witness tonight's festivities. It was a pleasure as I watched Treasure and Karen cross the room, shake hands with the program coordinator, and receive their respective certificates. Looking at these two ladies I'm reminded that with the love of your partner, the support of family, and the encouragement of friends, you can accomplish anything. Congrats and kudos.