The non-profit Women Empowered held its third annual fundraising event at the Santa Monica Delfina Sunday Nov 4. The organization provides mentoring programs for women from at-risk backgrounds, networking opportunities and discussion groups as well as social events like hiking and book clubs. Founded by Shelly Ulaj, the group is “empowered” by five committed board members that work on an all-volunteer basis for something they care about, said Ramela Kay, membership director. To learn more about Women Empowered and to consider becoming a member click here.
Board members Ramela Kay, Monica Morrison, Elizabeth Small, Elizabeth Ventura and Shelly Ulaj.
Amber Henry and Marina Pascu
Sisters Janine Robinson and Melanie Rae
David Goldman, Stephanie Crochet and Anna Raghavan
Elizabeth Ventura, Shelly Ulaj and Elizabeth Small
Ramela Kay and Garine Chaparyan
Aimee Baluyut and Octavia Goredema
Diana Diaz, Deanna Martinez and Claudia Varquez
Chloe Worden and Laura Sandler
Lisa Strong, Kim Somers Egelsee and Susie Augustin
Tracey Tigges, Malin Dellamico, Nikol Shuart and Kelly Walsch