As November marks the celebration of National Entrepreneurship Month, New York based non-profit organization Women On The Move (WOTM) presented famed media maven, entrepreneur and philanthropist Karen Civil with an award in recognition of her immense strides within the industry.
“I’m beyond happy to honor Karen Civil,” says WOTM and Ravenel Agency founder Amber Ravenel, who helped spearhead the event. “We first invited her to speak on a Women On The Move panel four years ago and now she’s able to pack the same room by herself. I’m honored to have her as friend and work associate.”
Currently engaged on her “Live Civil” college tour, the event was held at New York University and attended by students, peers and media alike including Yandy Smith of VH1, Roc Nation’s Lenny Santiago and StuffFlyPeopleLike.com bloggers Rae Holliday and Gabriel Williams.
Known for her promotion of positivity and philanthropy, Civil shared her emotional journey of faith and self awareness; as well as tips that can be incorporated into everyday life including daily affirmations and the use of a “blessings jar” as a way to document positive moments.
“Have patience and understanding to know when it’s your turn, and your light will shine,” advised Civil.
Chosen to present Civil with the “Women On The Move” trailblazer award, Tahiry Jose stated: Words cannot begin to express how truly inspirational tonight was for me. It’s always an amazing experience to see other women fighting to make a name for themselves in a male dominated business, and even more powerful to see them breaking down walls, and opening doors for other women to walk through! Tonight was a perfect example of what happens when hard work and girl power is combined!”