Orange County Indian Women Meet, Celebrate And Bond, Marking International Women’s Day
SANTA ANA, CA – Orange County Indian Women (OCIW) celebrated International Women’s Day on March 10 at Elk’s Lodge, here. The event was attended by more than a hundred women from all walks of life.
The celebration began with an inspiring presentation by the group’s president, Dr. Seema Choudhary, in which she discussed the role OCIW has played in the lives of the 2000 strong Indian women members of the group. She spoke about how the group was initially conceptualized as a nurturing friend group and has evolved now into a powerful platform for the Indian women of OC to come together and share their ideas, resources, and experiences.
Keynote speaker Nada Lena Nasserdeen, a bestselling author, spoke on the topic “Rise up for You – Closing the gap between You and Your Potential”. She focused on the issues faced by women, especially with regards to identifying their innate potential and the subsequent quest to use this ability to empower themselves. She shared her personal stories, which resonated with the audience. During the ensuing brief Q&A session with her, the members were able to ask questions to get a better understanding of how to summon their inner warrior and break the invisible barriers, which often hold them back.
The guests participated in an icebreaker and a sumptuous three-course dinner followed by an award ceremony, to present certificates to the volunteers for their contribution to the organization.
The guests also had a chance to shop at the stalls set up at the event, which included beauty products, financial and academic services, apparel, photo, and social services booths.
The event concluded with a DJ inviting the guests to dance the night away to the beat of pulsating Indian dance numbers.