Healthy Woman Anniversary Celebration praised the incredible success of their second year of empowering women with knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and loved ones through the Healthy Woman Program with over 3000 women involved, a Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Resource. The event included a health expo, Art + Fashion Show, and keynote speaker Kathryn Childers’s unforgettable speech on Blowing A Hole in the Glass Ceiling!
Healthy Woman partners at the expo ranged from physical therapists, estheticians, to jewelry booths with giveaways, resources, and discounts on future visits. One of the jewelry designers showcased pieces from Chile and Argentina at the Woworx Jewelry booth, Teresa Basa. “These ladies have such positive energy and a clear message about encouraging and empowering one another.”
Nationally recognized Kathryn Childers mesmerized the audience with her personal story of how far women have come since 1970 when she was issued a .357 magnum and American Express card, in that time only given to women by their husbands, when hired as one of the first five women agents of the United States Secret service. Childers told of her experience protecting foreign dignitaries, Caroline Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr., traveling with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and her personal mantra of “Do It Scared” with the message of embracing unexpected and unique opportunities. After a fluke Christmas Eve snowstorm hit the Gulf Coast of Texas in 2004, Childers took a huge risk , founded her own publishing company, and authored a book about what took place that went on to sale more than 100,000 of these books. In addition to her successes, Katheryn Childers is an award-winning community advocate who has founded an organization to date has provided more than 13,000 free mammograms to women in need.
Adding to the glam of the evening’s festivities was Austin-based designer Rachelle Briton and her unique collection with clever silhouettes used for all areas of a women’s life including lifestyle, cocktail, and evening wear. The designs combined femininity, vintage, elegance, and rock star chic to wearable masterpieces. The looks were accented by bold artwork from New York City native John Guerin who describes his work as “thematic expressionism”. Guerin is excited to be collaborating with Briton to add his signature impressions to the line.
For more information on how to join the Healthy Woman online community, find out more about the free resource to help empower women ages 25-65 to make informed health and well-being decisions, other local Healthy Woman events in the area, and more visit www.healthywomanonline.com
By Monica Pena
Austin Times Staff