There’s something really special inside the October issue of the beloved Southern Living magazine: Us!
The issue — on newsstands now — features our founder, Paula, as part of the magazine’s first ever Beauty Awards, which were launched to honor “real Southern women doing extraordinary things.” Each of the 10 women (who run eight companies) who received an award was chosen because she has “a passion for doing good” and is “making waves and proving that real beauty starts from within.” With a circulation of a whopping 2.8 million readers (!!!), Southern Living put GAIA in front of so many potential new customers, each one with a chance to help our refugee women improve their lives.
We are delighted to have been chosen — and to be included among such empowered female entreprenuers as Amy Wright, who founded ABLE to Work USA, which matches intellectually and developmentally disabled people with employers, and owns a North Carolina coffee shop employing the disabled; and Hallie Darphin, whose Mississippi-based company, Dot, funds education for children in developing countries.
What an honor for our brand!