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  -  Events   -  Illuminating Empowerment: A Night of Inspiration at the Women Who Shine Gala

In the resplendent halls of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, beneath the twinkling allure of crystal chandeliers, a transformative evening unfolded at the 2nd Annual Women Who Shine Gala. The event not only celebrated the spirit of women but also served as a beacon of support for Girls Inc. of Los Angeles, all involved found themselves immersed in anticipation. The stage was set for an unforgettable celebration — a celebration of resilience, determination, and above all, empowerment. As guests arrived, there was a sense of excitement with the promise of an evening filled with inspiration and connection, little did they know that they were about to embark on a journey leaving a mark on their hearts and minds.

Arriving at the foyer, guests were greeted by the sight of a pink step and repeat. Attendees paused to capture moments of connection and camaraderie, their smiles reflecting the shared sense of purpose.


As guests made their way into the Astoria Ballroom, they were met with a soft glow of sunlight, florals, palms, and enchanting peacock feathers. Our keynote speakers, Candace and Jamie, took center stage. Their words resonated deeply with all in attendance, igniting sparks of inspiration and possibility in every heart. As the room filled with the echoes of their stories, guests couldn’t help but feel inspired by their ability to overcome adversity and triumph against all odds.

As the evening progressed, guests were invited to explore cocktails and culinary delights at Espelette. Attendees savored delectable appetizers and libations generously provided by our beverage sponsors. Against the backdrop of Espelette’s warm ambiance and intimate charm, conversations flowed freely, forging connections and friendships that would endure long after the gala had ended. As glasses clinked and laughter filled the air, guests couldn’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to come together in celebration of empowerment and possibility.

Displayed at the after party, renowned artist Ash Beheshti (Instagram: @ash_artist) captivated gala attendees by generously donating the proceeds of his art directly to Girls Inc. His mixed media style blends newspaper scraps, vintage photographs, and Xeroxed text, enhanced with acrylic paint and original macro photography. Through adept manipulation of lines, shapes, and colors, Beheshti transforms his vision into captivating compositions, embodying the spirit of empowerment celebrated at the event.

The collaborative efforts of sponsors, supporters, and attendees crafted an occasion not merely to applaud the accomplishments of women, but to ignite inspiration in all that attended.

Looking ahead to the future, anticipation brimmed as thoughts turned towards the next iteration of the Women Who Shine Gala. With each passing year, the event promises to evolve and grow, amplifying its message of fostering even greater collaboration among those dedicated to championing women’s causes.


To our esteemed sponsors, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and commitment to the Women Who Shine Gala and more importantly, our charitable partner, Girls Inc. of Los Angeles. Your generous contributions have been instrumental in bringing this vision to life and empowering women and girls in our community. Your belief in our mission has not only made this event possible but has also enabled us to make a tangible difference in the lives of countless individuals. Thank you for standing with us and for your invaluable support.

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