State Farm and WME Live Announce Participant in the LAA’s Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program Is Recognized as Atlanta’s “Dream Achiever” Honoree
Check out Adriana’s video at http://st8.fm/Andrade
Andrade-Jenkins immigrated from Mexico in 1998 in search of a better life. With some knowledge in the embroidery industry and no English skills, she fortunately landed a job, in Georgia, at a uniform apparel company.
After years of hard work and dedication, Andrade-Jenkins not only learned English but also diligently climbed-up the career ladder. In five years, she became a plant supervisor. Soon after she became a mother and left the work force.As a stay-at-home mom, she realized she wanted to put her skills and years of experience to use. Andrade-Jenkins created a store in Etsy with a small budget. Early success led to stagnant client growth; she thought about closing the shop.
Andrade-Jenkins decided to join the Latin American Association Women’s Program and she got the push she needed. She received professional guidance and took a risk and started her new venture, Georgia Stitch, an embroidery company that caters to businesses and individuals.
“A ‘Dream Achiever’ is a woman who rejected the status quo and refocused her life to reflect her passion, just like Adriana did,” shared Michelle Hare from State Farm Marketing. “She is a woman who takes chances, follows her heart and believes in empowering others.”
Together is a six-city tour convening women across generations and backgrounds for six nights of storytelling focused on creating community, well-being, purpose and action. State Farm is a primary sponsor of the tour and will honor a Dream Achiever at each stop along the Together tour.
“The Together tour is about bringing women together to celebrate love, build community and take action. Through storytelling, Together aims to help people feel less alone in their lives,” said Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, who leads WME’s Literary Division and is producing the tour. “Our work with State Farm to honor Dream Achievers is the ultimate culmination of the Together mission. Sabrina Lamb is inspiring and courageous — a true example of what it means to live in your purpose and follow your dreams.”
“Together is a movement bringing new ideas, influencers, and organizations together,” shared Hare. “Adriana is the epitome of a Dream Achiever. She personifies what we hope for all the women attending the Together tour.”
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto, home and individual life insurance in the United States. Its 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve more than 83 million policies and accounts – nearly 81 million auto, home, life, health and commercial policies, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 35 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.
About WME Live
WME Live is the conference division of WME | IMG, a global leader in entertainment, sports, and fashion. We are focused on the curation, marketing, production, and merchandising of live event experiences. With a specialty in creating engaged communities, WME Live has toured Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend Tour, Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Life Conference, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive: A Third Metric Live Event, Women of Faith™ (America’s leading Christian event for women for 20 years), the upcoming BELONG tour, and events for teens, couples, children, and leaders.