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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatinehttps://www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is a community-wide, county-wide charitable organization actively working to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy. For more information about applying for grants or establishing your own fund for granting purposes, call the Community Foundation at 563-264-3863 or visit the website at www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org.

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MUSCATINE, Iowa–The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine partnered with Aligned Impact Muscatine County and Muscatine Community College to host a Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, bringing together 100 local leaders and middle school students to share a story of mentorship and inspiration.

Local leaders in attendance came from a variety of professions such as teachers, engineers, social workers, health care professionals, administrators, business owners, attorneys, non-profits, and more. Middle school girls attended from Louisa-Muscatine, Muscatine, West Liberty, and Wilton Schools.

Shalimar Adorno, Assistant Vice President at Global Infrastructure Partners, joined as the featured speaker. Adorno serves as a senior advisor to the firm’s Vice Chairman and Muscatine High School graduate, Dr. Jim Kim.

Adorno recently contributed a chapter in Rene Carayol’s new best-selling book “SPIKE, a guide to Strength-Based Leadership” for executives and leaders across industries. In her chapter, titled “Have Faith in Opportunities,” she shared moments of triumph, despair, and faith from her life and career, which received critical acclaim for its authenticity and lessons for success.

Attendees at the event received a copy of the “SPIKE” book, thanks to the author, who generously shipped the books from the United Kingdom so they could be provided to everyone.

The event created connection and empowerment to reach for our dreams, support others on their journey, and have faith in opportunities. Many community leaders in attendance indicated they plan to continue the conversation and mentorship with the middle school students after the luncheon.

“Shalimar brilliantly shaped the afternoon through her words and her stories of her lived experiences. She brought energy and vision to the students and professionals alike, emboldening confidence and aim in reaching their dreams and mentoring others along their path,” observed a representative of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.

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