Two children and a great career in the beverage industry. Nice family life until the day things changed. Hope’s son was killed in action while serving his country. What did Hope do? She turned to writing. Hope, author of many novels and producer of several theatrical works, takes topics that surround us daily. Everyday life changing events, emotions, trauma and community are incorporated in all that Hope creates. And she is using her experience to empower other women.
So you don’t think you’re photographic material? Kristen takes that inner you and brings it out what you never realized you had. It’s not just a photograph. It’s so much more. Through tough times, through great times how Kristen has reinvented herself, and keeps on going. A single mom from the time her son was an infant, Kristen persevered. Now Kristen uses that empowerment and empowers others to see their own beauty, lens by lens.
Gina Vasco Cowher, Legacy stylist for over 35 years, Co-Owner of the award winning Stamford, CT noble Salon and Philanthropist
Are you really vain or are you just taking care of yourself? Gina’s greatest passion is helping women become their most beautiful self. Focused on showcasing what first her clients’ individual styles while keeping them feeling relevant and modern, “As a leader in the beauty and fashion industry I feel blessed to be working with women every day which allows me to have an interchange of life so that we can both grow and evolve from our time together.” How does Gina manage in this haven for women? Gina has heard the stories. She listens. She empowers and she gives back. She’s been there and she knows.
What do you do if you’re the daughter of a legend? Kitt Shapiro has taken her mother’s mantra of Love, Kindness and Empowerment and is sharing it with us. Not just a boutique in the New England town of Westport, but a place where a woman can feel at home and find out it’s not just about the clothes. Kitt has started a new chapter in her life. Opening a clothing and accessory boutique was not what she was planning to do in her 50’s, but open she has. Hear how she has incorporated her mother’s mantra into her store.
What would you do if a habitual drunk driver killed your teenage daughter? How would you feel when you found out that it wasn’t considered a crime? For Candace Lightner, anger and determination and the birth of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Candace has been credited with saving more than 400,000 lives. Candace is a groundbreaking activist, mentor, author and spokesperson. She is widely recognized as one of the most influential American citizens of the twentieth century. Candace is credited with the successful passage of more than 700 bills at the state and national levels.