The annual Gratitude Summit & Awards
by Pina De Rosa
Have you ever heard of the Gratitude Summit & Awards?
As far back as I can remember, since I was a young girl on the school playground, I have always loved connecting people; as an adult now, I especially love connecting people who can help, support and elevate one another.
The purpose of The New Hollywood (TNH) is to inspire everyone to Rise Higher, Shine Brighter and Give Back! The four pillars of TNH are: goals, support, education and charity, which are all fully present at the annual Gratitude Summit & Awards, an event for women to be honored and celebrated!
It is with that specific intention in mind that every year now, my company, Gratitude International, hosts the Gratitude Summit & Awards: Women Honoring Women, and many of the TNH members attend each year now.
The first year I hosted this event, it was such a leap of faith and I had no idea where it would go. I just knew I had the innate desire to bring women together from all the different facets of my life, celebrate them and elevate them. It was an evening party that left me both frustrated and in inspired action because I felt it was not long enough and I had not connected all the women I wanted to connect. The following year, I turned it into what it is now: an all-day, all-white, garden-event. Here you can see the women in attendance the first time, as well as the Awards that were given.
Since then, it has now become a highlight of the year, and a wonderful annual event to look forward to on the week of #WomensInternationalDay (March 8th), with generous sponsors such as our local Whole Foods, who donates healthy and delicious food for the event. It has become such an uplifting and collaborative experience; one year I thought of skipping it and the women said, "No You Have To!!"
The main intention for the event is:
- to highlight you, because you are significant and you make a difference
- to pause from the go-go-go of life and... 22000 breaths/day - this is about you taking those breaths for you today!
- to celebrate you - what ever you celebrate you attract! (what we resent we repel)
- to connect you with other women and grow deeply from that
Whether you have coached with me or not, whether I have had the pleasure of knowing you over a decade or just in the last few days, what I know about you is that you are key element to peace in our world - you may each go at it differently; some of you show your light through your children's books, some of you through putting amazing events on, your TV shows, or selling your product or service... whether you are aware of it or not, each of you is a crucial aspect to building an even better world, and this event is about you celebrating your light. I celebrate your courage.
*Please note that not all experiences, beliefs and ideas are shared by each member of the “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.