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Women That Soar
Gina Grant Rewards
`WoMen that soar'
written by Kristen Grant-Evuleocha, founder of Lipstick Ready
interview assistance by Lafonda Roberson Conley
Photography by danny Campbell
ina Grant founded the Women That Soar (WTS)
organization in 2007 to allow women of all
nationalities to share their stories of overcoming
difficulty and obstacles through education, dedication,
passion, and discipline. Grant had a goal in mind--
to encourage, empower, educate, and enhance the
personal, professional and lifestyle growth of today's
women. She unites women with personal and professional
accomplishments with media. Her platform allows women
to openly discuss issues they faced on their journey to
becoming successful entrepreneurs. On November 9, 2013,
Grant did just that; she held her 6th annual WTS Awards
at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. All the proceeds
from this year's event went to Memnosyne Institute, a
nonprofit organization.
What inspired Grant to start WTS? "I was inspired to launch
WTS after planning a women's seminar for a client. At the
time, I owned a PR agency," says Grant. "I was hired to
create the empowerment seminar for women. About three
weeks out, the client informed me we needed a name for
the event. I told her I would have it the next morning. I
was stalling for I had no clue on the brand name.
Between the hours of 2 and 3 a.m., the Holy Spirit spoke,
[and told me that] `Women That Soar' was the name."
THe name ServeS women weLL and SayS iT aLL
in a SHorT pHraSe. defineS
THe word `Soar' aS:
1. To fly upward, as a bird.
2. To fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions,
as a bird.
3. To glide along at a height, as an airplane.
4. To rise or ascend to a height, as a mountain.
5. To rise or aspire to a higher or more exalted level: You could say
Grant's hopes soared.
"I informed my client during our meeting that morning,"
remarks Grant. "Her reply was, `I don't like it.' I told her to
"Take it up with Jesus. That's what he named it."