A few months ago I had the honor of working with the non profit Sol Sisters to coordinate their first annual Woman of the Year Award event. Sol Sisters wanted to celebrate one phenomenal woman in our community, a woman who reflects what it means to have courage, strength, humility and a woman who is an overcomer of trials.
Sol Sisters was honored and SO excited to celebrate the one and only Ms. Chayla Gibson!
Chayla has been instrumental in the opening of two community based charter schools in her community. Among so many other selfless acts of kindness and generosity, Chayla attends hearings on behalf of these charter schools to fight for the student’s right to learn and grow despite their circumstances. Chayla’s mission to shift the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically undeserved communities is a HUGE testament to her strength and determination to defend others in need.
Don’t you just want to give her a hug?
I know.. Us too. So we did! Plus a day of pampering and a full styling makeover, clothing from Taylor Jay in Oakland, a photo session, goodie bags and unbeknownst to her-- a scholarship from Sol Sisters Inc. To surprise Chayla with her scholarship, we invited all of her closest family and friends to surprise her and celebrate her upon her reveal. Want to see how it all went down? Check out the video below!
To Ms. Chayla Gibson, you are extraordinary. You are SO deserving of this honor and I cannot wait to witness what you conquer next.