“I Was Lost…” How Women of Worth Changed Everything.
We’ve all been through terrible times. Experiences that we thought would break us forever. The women who make their way through the year-long program with Women of Worth have, too. Unimaginable moments that still did not break them. But they find their way to the program for help rebuilding their lives, learning new skills to help themselves and their families, working through a painful history to make sure it doesn’t repeat itself.
These amazing women get a mentor, someone to help them through this process, attending monthly workshops, developing goals. And at the end of the year, they’re dolled up, put on the most beautiful dress they’ve ever owned, stand in front of a packed ballroom and announce, “I am a woman of worth!”
Women of Worth is the brainchild of Judee Guay, who knows what it’s like to get a second chance to live the life you’ve always wanted. Judee found herself in a verbal, mental and emotionally unhealthy marriage of 24 years that was tearing her down. She believed she didn’t deserve any better. Her broken spirit was only compounded with failing health. At one point Judee was part-time in a wheelchair.
This was not the life she had always dreamed of and she wondered how she got there. She had lost all hope. Day by day, she picked herself up again. Over time she became healthy, released over 100 pounds, started to love herself, and left the emotionally abusive marriage. She healed herself. but Judee also realized other women needed a roadmap to get to where she was, and thus Women of Worth was created.
The insidious thing here is that the minute you hear these stories, meet these women, you are hooked. Seriously, how could you not want to help the next generation? This is where the Women of Worth Gala in November comes in. Since this is where this non-profit organization gets the bulk of its funding, selling out that ballroom is really important. Plus, you get to dress up, look cool, have a ridiculously tasty dinner and sit, with tears in your eyes as one woman after another stands to announce with every ounce of conviction: “I am a Woman of Worth!”
The Gala is on November 9th at Venue6SIX9 in Salt Lake City. Find your tickets and more information here.
Use the code GALA to get $10.00 off per ticket. America’s Got Talent superstar Kechi Okwuchi is performing, and you can chat her up in a meet-and-greet before the event, pick up those tickets here.
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