Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will host its annual Women of Inspiration luncheon virtually on Monday, April 12. Local entrepreneur Jenny Schatzle, a wellness and lifestyle guide and creator of Bond Fitness (formerly the Jenny Schatzle Program) will serve as the event’s keynote speaker.
Schatzle’s motivation to change the conversation on body image, self-worth and movement stemmed from her own battle with insecurity growing up. According to Schatzle, she spent most of her life displeased with the way she looked, until she realized the outside validation she was constantly seeking would never make her happy, so she set out to accept and love herself first.
From her fitness facility in Santa Barbara to helping people across the globe, Schatzle has crafted a movement that challenges the way people see themselves. Her program is as much about health and wellness as it is about positivity, self-love and letting go of the negative behavior that limits success.
“A key part of our mission at Girls Inc. is to provide girls with opportunities to build their confidence and develop leadership skills in order to be effective leaders in their communities – and we know that confidence to lead rests on the foundation of their wellbeing,” said Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Executive Director Jamie Collins. “Jenny’s holistic approach to health and her passion for encouraging a positive self-image make her a role model for all girls. We’re proud to have Jenny share her inspirational story at this year’s luncheon, and we look forward to recognizing a group of powerful women and girls who embody our mission.”
Schatzle has delivered two TEDx talks and has been featured in dozens of media outlets worldwide. She was named Female Business Owner of the Year in 2015 by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Her newest book, “Breaking the Cycle,” was released last year.
“I am honored to be speaking at this luncheon for Girls Inc. of Carpinteria – an organization that like my mission is focused on changing the conversation for young girls,” Schatzle said. “I look forward to sharing my story and how breaking the cycle and changing the conversation allowed me to discover I am ‘strong, smart and bold’ and how others can do the same.”
The interactive virtual luncheon will also recognize three honorees with the Women of Inspiration 2021 awards: Nirasha Rodriguez, executive chef and owner of The Food Liaison; Natalia Alarcon, Carpinteria City Councilmember and the first Latina woman and the youngest to hold a seat on the council since 2012; and April Nunez, a longtime educator within the Carpinteria Unified School District, and advisor and creator of the Celebrating Adversity, Diversity and Education Club (CADE).
The Women of Inspiration luncheon will take place virtually on Monday, April 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Tickets are $75 and all guests will receive a pre-mailed bundle with the event program, details and swag. All proceeds will support Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the luncheon, call (805) 684-6364 or visit girlsinc-carp.org.