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Reminding Women That Their Voices Deserve to be Heard at Miami Swim Week

MIAMI, 2022

On July 16th at Miami Swim Week, the 5th Annual Wonder Woman Initiative shows were held at The Kimpton Angler’s. Hosted by DJ ReRe the initiative reminded attendees that all women are powerful and that their voices deserve to be heard. Held on the Rooftop at the Kimpton Angler’s, overlooking the Miami Skyline, a little over 200 people attended this powerful event.

Guests were greeted with step & repeat photo opportunities, Essentia Water, complimentary bites by Chef Amina Ly, and elite swag bags from Leovard Beauty and MOP Haircare, and a beautiful lyrical dance opening number from Nairobi Christinez.

This year’s Honorees were Gloria Ward of the I’m Loving Me Project; Victoria Vesce, a brain tumor survivor and mental health advocate; Stichiz, a motivational speaker and iHeart Radio host; Christine Handy, an internationally published model, breast cancer survivor and motivational speaker. Each of these honorees shared their story, their challenges and what they continue to do to not only push themselves but to push and remind other women that they are stronger than they think.

In addition to the Awards reception, the Initiative also held a panel discussion on art, entrepreneurship, and sustainability hosted by VCREATIVE Miami's Creative Director, Vania Portilla. Panelists included Tayo Ishola, Gianna Dunand, & Marsha Elle.

Last but not least, the show provided a platform for designers to showcase their stunning collections. The designers this year included Xocal Biquini, Culture Trees, VIP Queen Collection by Jennifer Nicole Lee, I Am Eido, Dieo Collection Resort Wear, Allure Novembre, Vairy Vintage x Sol to Soul, and Aryea Kolubah.