425 Magazine Citizen Of The Year 2020
Congrats to our founder and president, Tika Smith on receiving such honorary award from 425 Magazine, a Premier Media Group publication in Washington State.
"Life has thrown me many curve balls, but it was Faith, Community and a Tribe of positive women that kept me going. I want to give that same support that was given me, to any woman and child that has lost hope."
~Tika S. Smith~
BAWSE (Brilliantly.Awesome.Women.Support.Eachother) is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization that was founded in 2017 by Tika Smith, a single mother of four children. She quickly formed a group of volunteers, whom she refers to as her tribe. "It takes a village..." Together, the tribe host dinners at local shelters, as well as birthday and holiday celebrations, among many other events for women and children in need. What great joy it brings us to see their beautiful faces light up.
IN THE NEWS
Highlights from #EquipHer18
Thanks to our Amazing Village of Partners, Donors, Supporters, Volunteers, and of course our BAWSEOME Panelist/Guest Speakers, our 2nd Annual Women Empowerment Conference #EquipHer18 was nothing short of Magical! We couldn't not have been blessed with a venue more suitable than The Riveter! Our partnership with Dress For Success-Seattle was right on! The models (pictured left with BAWSE lady Tika Smith) looked dapper in their Interview ready looks. Faces beat by the best Make Up Artists in the industry for that extra boost of Confidence, thanks to our partners at Sephora. Our queens were served mouth watery appetizers and refreshments from our sponsors at Starbucks, followed by a scrumptious meal, courtesy of our sponsors at Thai On 1 Seattle. They all left fully equipped with tips from our BAWSEASS Speakers, and goodie bags from Sephora. Our hearts are full! We love our village! Last but most certainly not least, special thanks to our sponsors at Hello Fresh, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, John Howie Steakhouse, Seastar Restaurant, and Patrick Tak Photography!
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Mary's Place, Seattle
Thank you sooo much for serving dinner to our guests at EFS on Mother's Day! You truly made this day special for our families, especially the mothers staying with us.
Ethan Stowell, Owner & Chef - Ethan Stowell Restaurants
"It's organizations like BAWSE Movement, and people like Tika Smith that are really doing great things in our community! Thank you!
A Phenomenal Woman
The Class of Confidence was lovely, extremely empowering, and fun! Everyone there was happy and helpful with a smile. I learned so much...how to properly apply make up at 56...I was wowed! I felt like a princess!