A parade of empowered women smartly outfitted from head to toe, inspiring speakers with moving stories, and a bounty of bid-worthy auction items benefitting a supportive sisterhood all united at Sophisticated Woman’s Hats Off Luncheon, held on April 5 at Vintage Court in Covington.
Ingrid Rinck, owner of Sensible Meals, was voted 2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year by readers’ popular vote. Runners up were Missy Hymel of Accelerated Hand Solutions and Celeste Hart of Creating U Academy. Lisa McKenzie, Founder and President of You Night and Ooh La Bra, delivered the keynote address sharing the life-changing experience that You Night provides for women facing life beyond cancer. Gina Pausina Cherry offered a poignant testimonial for You Night detailing her personal challenges and the uplifting support that she received from the community of survivors, and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jules A. Walters explained the importance of treating the whole patient when going through breast reconstruction after cancer treatment.
A runway show presented the 2018 Enterprising Women paired with the You Night ladies as they proudly sashayed down the aisle. Proceeds from the silent auction went to You Night. The day’s festivities culminated in a colorful balloon release celebrating the inspiring life of Sophisticated Woman Magazine’s founder Joanne Gallinghouse.