Women’s Foundation of the South Partners with Ms. Foundation for “Honor Her” Event July 6th

New Orleans-based Nonprofit Will Host the One-Day Empowerment Event Celebrating Women

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Women’s Foundation of the South (WFS), the pioneering nonprofit that exists to improve futures for women and girls of color in the South, continues to revolutionize grant-making in the region by using its funds to support women-of-color-led nonprofits. The organization announced that it will partner with Ms. Foundation for Women to present Honor Her, a one-day empowerment event celebrating women in business, philanthropy, and community leadership. The event will take place on July 6th and is open to the public; tickets are available here: https://givebutter.com/HonorHerNOLA. The event begins at 10 am; doors open at 9:30 am.

The event begins with a Chef’s Table Brunch from 10 am to 1 pm. The brunch menu will be curated by award-winning women chefs and restaurateurs from James Beard Foundation-nominated Alma Café, Li’l Dizzy’s Café, the Munch Factory, and Vaucresson’s Creole Café. Specialty cocktails will be provided by master mixologists from Turning Tables. Wine will be sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company and Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits.

The first part of the morning will feature a presentation of the inaugural HerStory Honors Awards, which were created to celebrate and amplify women leaders’ voices and acknowledge the deep impact of their work. HerStory Honors Awards will be presented to:

  • Dr. Vera Triplett, Founder and CEO of The Noble Minds Institute for Whole Child Learning
  • Omisade Burney-Scott, creator of The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause
  • Dr. Tashion Macon, author of “Coming in Hot – The Blueprint for Black Women Setting the World Ablaze”
  • Beatrice Dixon, founder of The Honey Pot Company
  • The awards presentation will be followed by a rich, intergenerational storytelling experience, sharing inspirational and moving stories of collective wisdom and power, hosted by The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause.

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