CARLSBAD — Celebrate the success of several graduates of Leap to Success’ training programs. Learn how these woman have overcome their personal hurdles and recently started their own businesses.
The public is invited to a benefit reception, “Celebrating Courageous Women,” benefiting Leap to Success from 2 to 5 p.m. April 19. The event will be held at Hera Hub, 5205 Avenida Encinas, Suite A, Carlsbad. Reservations can be made by e-mailing HYPERLINK “mailto:email@example.com”firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be live music, a silent auction, brief presentations by graduates, and by elected officials. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a Leap supporter, will open the program.
Come and learn more about Leap to Success and help launch Leap’s Empower 100 Women Campaign for those who are on the waiting list to leap to success. Leap to Success is a women’s empowerment organization that works with women rebuilding their lives from domestic violence, homelessness and other major life challenges.
One recent graduate, Angelica, said, “For me, Leap to Success teaches how to rebuild broken lives and opens the doors to infinite possibilities. We are empowered to live our dreams, not just to survive, but to thrive. We become women who are giving back and paying it forward.”
Executive Director Dana Bristol-Smith, said, “We all have tough times in our lives. Our graduates have literally been beaten down, hopeless and broken. Guests at “Celebrating Courageous Women” will get to hear their inspiring stories of how Leap to Success helped to transform their lives.”
Women-owned businesses are sponsoring the event, including Hera Hub, a spa-inspired, co-working space for women; FemmePowerU, a women’s empowerment enterprise, and Hay House, the Carlsbad-based publisher of self-development books founded by Louise Hay. Leap to Success was founded in 2008 by Dana Bristol-Smith. Since that time, more than 250 women have graduated from Leap to Success’ training programs. These programs are free to the women who are referred by domestic violence and homeless agencies. The programs are offered in North County in Vista and downtown San Diego.