International Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day #IWD, observed annually on March 8th, is an important day to celebrate the values of justice, hope, equality, collaboration, tenacity, appreciation and respect for all women worldwide. As a businesswoman myself, I make an effort to use my platform to think globally & act locally. To remember where I started; and the events, circumstances, and people that acted upon ‘who I am today.’ For me, the defining factors that built my belief in Self, my “step out of the way as I have things to accomplish attitude” and my Grace were majorly formed in my adolescence.

Today I’m pitching a campaign called Femme & Fierce focusing on the empowerment of young women in our community, as a way my business, The Camera’s Eye, along with other female-owned businesses can give back to our Youth and enhance the concept of women collaborating to support other women.

What is it? Femme & Fierce is a half day of fun activities at The Camera’s Eye Studio in historic downtown Owego, NY geared towards teaching female teens a balance between owning their femininity while grasping their fierce. Everyone knows not to mess with a Momma bear with cubs, but what if she doesn’t have cubs, as most adolescents don’t? What if she doesn’t want to bite someone’s head off when she wants to be heard? What if she wants to present yourself with self power, tenacity & grace at the same time? This is the concept!

What kinds of activities? The layout of the day will flow easily around the Studio location. We’ll begin with a motivational speaker whose 30+ year career still influences female youth today. Then move into a professional Esthetician demonstrating naturally beautiful makeup application. I’ll take over as a professional photographer and create a supportive photo session for each teen, as well as a take home portrait. Remember the concept is to be empowered- there’s no better way to feel empowered than to “see” yourself empowered. After a snack, we’ll venture into town to Hygge Home where owner, Mandy Neira will teach how to create a small space of tranquility and chat about the importance of journaling & taking time for yourself, a concept embedded in the Norwegian art of Hygge. This is great tool for the tumultuous high school years.

Who can win? Any female between the ages of 13 and 15. I will randomly select 4 teens – each can bring one bestie the day of the celebration for a total of 8 teens.

How to enter? This #WomensDay giveaway is taking place through Social Media. Any of the following, receives 1 entry. Stay connected – throughout the month I will post extra ways to enter!

  1. Like this post
  2. Follow @thecameraseyestudio & @hyggehomeowego
  3. Tag a Fav Female Friend in the comments w/ #WomensDay
  4. Share this post w/ #WomensDay
  5. Repost to your Stories

The giveway runs March 8th – 31st. 4 winners will be announced April 8th. The half day celebration will be arranged following the event.

Don’t wait for our culture to change. Don’t wait for your daughter to “outgrow” this stage or “grow” into herself. Be the change NOW. Give her all the chances she can to make a difference in her Life!

Questions or for more information, click Contact me and Let’s Chat…

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