A new event organized to encourage and inspire young women to live their dreams kicked off Saturday afternoon.
The first ever Boss Mothers Ball was organized by Aleisha Watson. The idea was to party with a purpose.
“I invited strong, local women with careers and success stories,” said Watson. “They are like fairy boss mothers.”
A fairy boss mother — think of it as a twist on the fairytale classic.
“Sometimes kids from low income or single family homes don’t have the motivation or the role models that they need.” Watson added, “So for them to come out and mingle and network with these women… its the chance of a lifetime to show them that their dreams are possible.”
The group of boss mothers consisted of notable judges, doctors, lawyers, active military members, social workers, and city officials — including Mayor Amy Goodwin, who became the first female mayor in the history of Charleston.
“We want them to know that they can be whatever they want,” said Boss Mother Yvonne Lee, who runs the Grandfamilies Program at West Virginia State University. “It is a message that needs to start at a young age.”
“We want these girls to know that the sky is the limit.”