Some companies have a mission, others create them. We decided to do the latter.
If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes many villages to raise a community and numerous communities to raise a cohesive and interactive cultural society.
But what do you do when these communities seem to exist and yet not coexist? As a community of diverse cultures lacking true diversity, South Florida is a melting pot that never melted and a salad that was never tossed. For two South Florida social entrepreneurs the answer was simple- get them all connected and do so in a way that will get them to work together, build together, and thrive together.
For Gladys Mezrahi – founder and CEO of the prominent event firm, Indigo Events – and Stacey Schrager – founder and CEO of the award-winning marketing and communications company, Stacey Schrager & Associates – this became a mission they both had a burning desire to create. So it’s safe to say these two award-winning firms know how to get the word out and make a movement happen.
Individually, they share a common goal in life- to contribute and be an agent of change to make the world a better place. They both do their part individually and through their respective companies and civic engagements, and though they knew they were already contributing to a greater good, they wanted something more. They were looking for that big idea- one that would solve a social problem but on a much larger scale.
So instead of creating seminars, symposiums, cultural fairs, or fundraising carnivals, they decided to build a social movement that would transcend cultural boundaries and be the catalyst to create a truly interactive, tightly knit, melting pot of a society. Hence, the birth of Connecting Our Cultures.
The name, Connecting Our Cultures, became more
than a title on a letterhead, but rather the battle cry of their undertaking,
a Better World, One Block at a Time became their goal.