Women's Philanthropy Board to host self-care workshop for women featuring star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta Lori Allen

Published: January 07, 2022

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The Women’s Philanthropy Board, or WPB, will host “Say Yes to You,” a luncheon and winter women’s workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Saying yes to you, otherwise known as self-care, is not about turning back the clock on aging. It is about learning how simple changes to daily routines can help women look and feel better. Self-care gives women the confidence, strength and energy to fulfill the multitude of roles that they have in society.

The luncheon will feature Lori Allen, star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and author of Say Yes to What’s Next: How to Age with Elegance and Class While Never Losing Your Beauty and Sass. The workshop sessions will feature experts in self-care including nutrition, sleep, exercise, skin, hair and fashion.

Allen is one of the world’s foremost experts on bridal couture with her store Bridals by Lori regarded as one of the premier bridal salons in North America. In 2012, Allen made the courageous decision to share her personal battle with breast cancer in the TLC special Say Yes to the Cure: Lori’s Fight. She was recently named to the Forbes 2021 list of “50 over 50” influential women.

The workshop portion of the day’s events will be held from 1:30-4:15 p.m. and will focus on taking care of the inner and outer you, especially as you age. Workshop panel experts include: Donna Burnett (nutrition), Dawn Schueller (exercise), Bridget Wingo (sleep), Amy Camp (skin and makeup), Linda Arnold (hair), and Brook Slezak and Laura Kirkpatrick (fashion).

Tickets and sponsorships are available at aub.ie/wpbwinter2022 and include lunch, all workshop sessions, a post-event “prosecco and purses” reception and a Bunco tournament. For more information about WPB’s “Say Yes to You,” call the Women’s Philanthropy Board office at 334-844-9156 or 334-844-3524.

WPB is an outreach organization in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences and the flagship division of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. WPB provides educational programs focused on financial wellness and philanthropic engagement, sponsors mentoring programs for Auburn students, and practices collective philanthropy through the awarding of scholarships and grants in the College of Human Sciences.

Submitted by: Kim Walker