On Tuesday, April 11th, Park City Women's Business Network was proud to "crown" this year's Woman of the Year to Kirsten Fox. The incredibly, amazing, well deserving community woman was nothing short of inspiring. PCWBN recognizes business women throughout Park City who routinely inspire others, make the community a better place, possess impressive intelligence, commitment, talent, and compassion. Each year, many women are nominated for the Park City Woman of the Year distinction, an annual recognition of a standout woman in business, created in memory of Candy Erickson, a Park City Councilwoman and steadfast PCWBN participant who passed away in 2011.
This year's event had an incredible turnout with nearly 100 guests, joining us to mix and mingle at the ever so gorgeous Stein Lodge. The three course lunch was simply divine in the beautiful new ballroom. We nearly met our annual fundraising goal between 15+ new member sign-ups, and Opportunity Raffle drawing.
Our keynote, Beth Lawrence was phenomenal, which included some song-writing, humor, but overall inspiring and powerful words around using your voice and standing up for what you believe in and your worth. Enjoy some pictures below, and more recap to come soon.
Kirsten's original nomination and more information about her is below:
Kirsten Fox has been an integral woman in the Park City Community for years. An ambassador to Deer Valley and skiing as well as the entire wonderful town. Kirsten launched a very successful business, Fox School of Wine, which if you have ever attended, Mistress Fox combines the fun of wine tasting with humor (using many parochial school tools, like gold star stickers, detention slips, etc.), and captivates her audience. Fox School of Wine and her wine expertise continues to educate and entertain this community. She opened the Culinary Wine Institute in 2012 to help restaurants help their servers gain confidence in talking about wine. She's an amazing woman who has much to offer and has done much for this community! She is a breast cancer survivor, and was inspired by her journey to launch a third business, Uplift Gift, which creates comfort for women going through life's challenges. Kirsten has overcome cancer with a sense of humor and gone on to create this phenomenal loving company to serve others. She has taken her passions and turned them into her love of business from the Fox School of Wine, to the Culinary Wine Institute, to her latest business Uplift Gift. She is an entrepreneur with a capital E. Words that come to mind to best describe Kirsten are courageous, innovative, bright, kind and exceptional. Kirsten is also a great mom!
(Tanzi Propst/Park Record)