Last night, 3 1/2 years after the END of the Women Moving Millions Women’s Funding Network Campaign, Women Moving Millions INC. brought together our community for an “Evening of Spark” in New York City. The purpose of the evening was to bring together our existing community members, potential members and special guests, to share our new mission and new purpose to “mobilize unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls.” It was an incredible evening to say the least.
I have so much to say, so much to write about, so much to share but for now let me just tell you about TYRA. Yes that TYRA!! She was our keynote speaker last night she totally, totally rocked it. Her presence in the room for the moment she walked it was powerful and (her favorite word) FIERCE. Of course you know that she is a supermodel, a business woman, a TV personality, a philanthropist, but did you know she is also a HARVARD grad? This is one smart and talented woman. We could not have been more honored to have her as our keynote as her passion for the empowerment of girls is off the charts!
Her speech was heartfelt, touching, personal, REAL and she even wrote and delivered a RAP song she wrote just for us! She called us DUB MM … so cool. We heard her powerful story of SPARK and her lifelong dream to create a space where girls could go and grow to become leaders of tomorrow and how she made that dream come true with TZONE. The TZONE is partnering with the Lower Eastside Girls Club and will be opening its doors in 2013 as a leadership development center within the Girls Club. Her passion became purpose, her dream became a reality and now she is helping hundreds of teen and preteen girls achieve greatness in their lives and prepare for tomorrow through mentoring, counseling and classes at the Girls Club. This weekend I will see it with TYRA!
I have had the opportunity to be in the room with a lot of celebrities over my lifetime. I have NEVER met someone so real, so lovely, so considerate and so BEAUTIFUL.. inside and out. Tyra thank you for being with us and thank you for sharing so much of yourself. Not surprising you have 7 MM twitter followers. And it was a heck of a lot of fun dancing with you…..