Tis’ the season for joyous celebration and merry festivity, but also a great time to give back and do good! The annual Tuesdaynights holiday party, held on December 6, 2016 at Jennifer Lang’s beautiful home in Beverly Hills, is a true testament to the community’s generous hearts and dedication to support each other.
As an invite-only collaborative community of female executives and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, Tuesdaynights provides opportunities for professional women to connect and form lasting relationships. Each event features a different nonprofit that has taken great strides in improving the lives of women and girls, and this time, we had the pleasure of hearing from Yasmine Delawari Johnson, Co-President and Co-Founder of the Alliance of Moms (AOM).
Founded by five LA moms in 2014, AOM is a membership-based auxiliary group that supports the work of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. By creating educational programs to empower and inform young moms and dads, the organization hopes to break the intergenerational cycle of babies born to teens in foster care. The success and inspiring mission of AOM have garnered passionate support from celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, and Jordana Brewster, all of whom have participated in Raising Baby, AOM’s biannual flagship event that holds educational parenting workshops for pregnant and parenting foster youth. To become an AOM member, simply make an annual donation of $250 or more to the Alliance for Children’s Rights. You can also be part of this great cause by volunteering at their events, helping them grow their community by recruiting friends, and mentoring teenage mothers.
Jennifer Lang, who graciously offered her home for the party’s venue, is a committed supporter of Cure Cervical Cancer (CCC), a nonprofit that is “dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer to the women around the globe who need it most.” Its founder Patricia Gordon, MD, first realized that many lives could be saved and suffering prevented by establishing effective population-wide cervical cancer screening and treatment clinics, especially in developing countries that lack adequate screening equipment and treatment programs. Since then, Dr. Gordon has vowed to make this goal the focus of her career. CCC clinics are now operating in six countries (Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, and Vietnam) across three continents, and have screened thousands of women. By donating to Cure Cervical Cancer, you are helping them get one step closer to clinic creation and sustainability, and saving women from cervical cancer.
We would like thank Tuesdaynights co-founders Justine Lassoff and Melinda Moore for an incredible evening, and for their continuous efforts in connecting and helping female professionals. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the party’s Platinum Sponsor Google, Gold Sponsor IDA Ireland, and Silver Sponsors Style Union by Kym Gold, iConsumer, Berkshire Hathaway, and Xcelerate Financial, and of course Akasha for catering the event!