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Women of Distinction to be Honored at International Women Celebration

On March 8th, a lively and engaging press conference took place at the Saigon Center in Chandler, Arizona in advance of the highly anticipated 4th Annual International Women Celebration taking place on March 30th. The event is organized by the non-profit International Women Celebration (IWC), which aims to empower, celebrate and unite women from diverse backgrounds.

The press conference included a video montage showcasing women from Filipino, Korean, Black American, Vietnamese, Mexican, and other vibrant communities expressing what being an “International Woman” means to them.

During the press conference, several remarkable women set to be honored as “Women of Distinction” at the March 30th event were announced as nominees. Mai Le, founder and chair of IWC, described one nominee as “a dedicated community leader who has made a significant positive impact” and praised, “These remarkable women who will be honored as Women of Distinction have made a significant and positive impact in their respective communities.”

Another nominee, Dr. Richelle Miller, a Filipino-American nurse practitioner and activist, was lauded for her advocacy work: “She was one of the first Filipina to get awarded the World Marathon Majors Certificate raising over $50,000 for charity between 2009-2021.”

A co-chair representing the Filipino-American community remarked how the IWC provides an important platform, stating “I am humbled and honored by the nominations of these exceptional leaders.”

One honoree shared, “I want to thank all of you for continuing the work that you do and leaving the door open for future generations.”

Throughout the press conference, the overriding theme was recognizing women who embody strength, vision and the ability to create positive change. As one speaker proclaimed, “These achievements exemplify the spirit of the international women’s celebration and the positive change that is possible when women empower and celebrate each other.”

The IWC has been hosting this annual celebration for four years now, each year bringing together an inspiring collection of “Women of Distinction” from the greater Phoenix area’s diverse communities. The upcoming March 30th event at the Saigon Center promises an evening of cultural performances, honorees’ stories, and plenty of empowerment.

Remarks frequently highlighted how the IWC provides a unifying force across cultures, generations and backgrounds. As Mai Le shared, “The International Women’s Celebration has become a symbol of unity, strength that brings women from all diverse backgrounds together.”

With powerful words, cultural pride, and a spirit of solidarity, the March 8th press conference drummed up great anticipation for this year’s International Women Celebration later this month. People who are interested should come out to support the organization and event.

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