To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Little Market hosted their International Women’s Day luncheon on March 8.
This empowering event took place at Veronica and Brian Grazer’s private residence in Santa Monica with a long list of attendees who all came together to admire women for everything they deserve and represent.
Exemplary activist Dolores Huerta was awarded The Little Market’s Changemaker Award by Stephanie Beatriz and Grace Meng.
In a special program to highlight Huerta’s commitment to looking out for women’s issues and racial injustice, they acknowledged her for her focus on the rights of farmworkers and her vision of a world where workplace and living wages are expected.
“Now more than ever we know we need women in leadership,” Huerta said. “We see that we are in a very crazy phase of our world and our society and we know that if we could have women in leadership that this will be a different world— a world of peace, a world of justice, and a world of equality.”
Huerta also called on the audience to be mindful of the refugees involved in the Ukraine crisis and to recognize all of the women, wives and mothers struggling right now.
Her acceptance speech was wrapped up with a chant that brought an extraordinary amount of energy to the crowd saying “We got the power, feminist power! Si Se Puede!”
In addition to the co-founders of The Little Market, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, the event included Grammy Award winner Camila Cabello, Jordana Brewster, Lucy Hale, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Molly Sims, Lindsay Price, Aisha Tyler and Hannah Brown, among others.
“As a woman myself it’s so important to see how we can love one another and use the resources that we have to be able to support other women doing incredible things,” Brown said, who is best known for her tenure on The Bachelor franchise.
The program also called attention to The Little Market’s success of reaching 1.25 million hours of noble work for their artisans within 25 countries.
"This work is only made possible because of the support from women like you. Everyone here has done something for us and we're so grateful," Conrad said.
If you have not had the pleasure of learning about The Little Market, it has been around since 2013 as a nonprofit organization that advocates for our environment, women’s rights and the equality they deserve in and out of the workplace. They aim to shatter poverty by creating a better, more sustainable future for artisans and everyone in their circle with a trade shop devoted to women and other unmet communities.
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