In very powerful opening remarks, Judge Melisa Skinner discussed the #METOO movement. “This last year has been both a mighty and painful year”, she said “Women have come forward in a way that they have never come forward before to say, “NO MORE.” As painful as the struggles have been and still will be, we move forward. With the examples set by the women that we honor tonight and ALL women in action, it is my hope and prayer that we move forward to a future world where a girl, a woman, a sister, a daughter, a friend will type in #METOO and, instead of being a message of pain and embarrassment, it will be a message of pride and accomplishment”. Judge Skinner served as La Prensa Women in Action Awards Gala on Tuesday October 23rd.

The gala supports educational empowerment by raising money for scholarships. Honorees discussed real issues affecting women within our community, and shared how they have overcome obstacles within their personal lives. It was an inspiration for other women to do the same. They encouraged us all to give our younger generation of women positive self-esteem, empowerment, and professional development.

La Prensa Foundation, Inc. hosted its 29th Salute to Outstanding Women in Action Awards Gala at the San Antonio Zoo from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. The Foundation honored 6 community members who, through their outstanding commitment, dedication and hard work, have enhanced our community.