Because hope is the motivation to face difficulties and move forward in life and under the title "Let's meet for Hope" Mrs. Maryam Mogharbel, Vice-President of Motherhood Committee hosted a brunch at Mandaloun Café, Achrafieh. The event was attended by ladies from the community and media representatives, they had the chance to listen to three influencing women that were chosen to share their stories, sacrifices and experiences. The event was presented by Journalist Rita Mansour who welcomed the ladies. Mariam Mogharbel spoke about the idea behind this gathering organized by herself afterbig efforts to celebrate the great women and mothers who raise generations and play an important role in our community.
Her passion for supporting good causes and women empowerment pushed her to choose the ladies: Maysa Raad the great Cancer Fighter and Motivational Speaker, who is inspiring and spreading hope; Rana Harake (Style CoachTM, Hypnotherapist, Thetahealer®, Pranic Healer, Graphic Designer);Nathalie Moukadem specialized in baby, family and maternity photography. Mariam wished that a new hope will blossom for Maysa with the beginning of Spring season.
Rana Harake described herself as a brand and image FACELIFTER; where part of her work is dedicated to giving brands a FACELIFT, while the other part is dedicated to giving people's image a FACELIFT. Her work has spread from Beirut to many countries in Asia, Europe & Africa. She established her company, FACELIFT and in 2015 she found a new passion; Style CoachingTM. With an honor's degree from the Style CoachingTM Institute UK, she started helping people improve their inner and outer image. Her never-ending curiosity to evolve, along with her passion to give her clients the best help, led her to study Theta Healing®, Hypnotherapy and Pranic Healing. Today she utilizes all of these techniques in her practice to help people look and feel their best. She believes everyone is beautiful inside out, but some people do not know how to show their beauty. In 2017, she started a humanitarian project called "Makeovers with a Cause", where she gives people "Life Makeovers". The Candidates for the project are people who are in a dire need of help. She tackles everything relating to their inner self; in addition to improving their external appearance, and she fulfils their dream.
MaysaRaad, the first-class fighter, gave her testimony, her words drew the pioneers of the virtual world as a whole, and left a positive echo in the hearts of the hopeless. When we see her talking, we discover that we are not in front of a woman who is broken or infected with the disease, but in front of a woman who has won the pain with hope and crossed the road to the light and survived. Her posts in social media have earned a prestigious position among the most powerful personalities who have faced cancer in the world. "I was not convinced that I was infected until my hair flew and to avoid the drama before it happened, I got a New Look. It's true that life is unfair, but Maysabelieves deeply that God has chosen her the best. This iron woman has impressed the audience with her courage, strength and struggle of her life and sacrifices in raising her daughter.
The last testimony was given by Nathalie Moukadem, Owner of Too Cute to Shoot SARL, she is Woman Entrepreneur of the Year-BLC Brilliant Lebanese Awards 2013. Too Cute to Shoot brings new meaning to babies, families, maternity photography and souvenirs. It is a revolutionary idea in giving moms a truly fun-filled photo album of their babies to look back on. It is not about classical-style portrait shooting of babies all dressed up in their Sunday best.She talked about her story with her daughter YasminaHilal facing cancer, who discovered her talent as Singer during her treatment. Yasminasung and won three awards and a scholarship, she is actually in Hollywood,United States and will be soon graduated with excellence. The disease gave her strength to face her constant struggle with the help of her mother. The honorary president of Makhzoumi Foundation, Engineer Fouad Makhzoumi, surprised the ladies with his attendance. He highlightedon women constructive role in our society and wished them all more success. Many sponsors offered valuable gifts to mothers: Black Orchid, FAHS Perfumes, GoFit, Gomac, Silkor, Black & White Photography, Nada G.Jewerly.