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Emani CEO To Speak on Beauty Empowerment for Female Refugees at Fundraising Event

by Michelle Doan

| Posted on October 16 2019

Hi everyone!

We are proud to share with you that our Emani Founder, CEO and fearless leader Michelle Doan will be speaking on a panel of accomplished female entrepreneurs, beauty professionals and artists at the Dignity not Despair and ORLY Color Labs fundraising event on October 17, 2019 from 7pm-9pm in Los Angeles, CA.

The event will host a panel of accomplished female entrepreneurs, beauty professionals and artists discussing how we can make a difference in the refugee / immigrant crisis, and how we can use the power of beauty to change the world. Dignity not Despair understands that even a seemingly small deed can have a major impact on one’s state of mind.  By donating beauty and hygiene items, they aim to help these women maintain their dignity and a sense of normalcy, and as a result, promote emotional and mental well-being. This is a subject particularly close to Michelle’s heart, as she is a former refugee.

This panel also features Kristen Gibson (Co-Founder of Dignity Not Despair), Peggy Fry (President of Sara Happ Inc) and host Rachel Goodwin (Makeup Artist).

Attendees will also have a chance to make their own nail polish color, with a portion of the proceeds going to Dignity not Despair. 

We would like you to join us! Details and RSVP at www.colorlabs.com

Hope to see you there!

About Dignity Not Despair

Dignity not Despair is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women, supporting resilience and offering hope by donating makeup and hygiene products to female refugees. We understand that even a seemingly small deed can have a major impact on one’s state of mind. By donating these items, we aim to help these women maintain their dignity and a sense of normalcy, and as a result, promote emotional and mental well-being.

Dignity not Despair was founded by Kristen Gibson and Stacy Lee. In March 2016, while they volunteered as humanitarian aid workers in Greece to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis. While handing out donations, two women pulled them aside and shyly asked us if we had any makeup. They were struck by this request, and it continued to resonate with them after we came home. Providing food, shelter and clothing in crisis situations is essential, but they realized that there is a need for goods that help provide something equally important, which is one's dignity.

To date, Dignity not Despair has donated over 1,000 makeup and hygiene kits to women in the U.S., Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Indonesia, Mexico and Tanzania.

 

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