About this pro-senal news business we teased you with...

At long last, "it" has been announced finally and I can now talk about it!! 


On to the news that made you quiver with curiosity I am sure: I was nominated for an award and to my great surprise, I won. 

I thought it an incredible honor for me, Antoine Didienne the president of Vavavida, to be recognized by San Diego Metro Magazine as one of the winners of the 40 under 40 young leader award for the year 2015.

Every year, San Diego Metro Magazine recognizes 40 "men and women who represent some of the best and brightest minds of San Diego." That felt pretty good to be amongst people whom I feel have achieved way more than I have. I guess we must be doing something good to be placed among the royalty of San Diego, even if just for a year.  

And no, I don't take this award too seriously and yet I am nervous about it. We have been in the trenches for the past three years and it feels odd to be going to a big lunch reception to receive an award for the work we are happy doing everyday. Not complaining mind you. Just odd. I am also nervous because I want to represent Vavavida, my partners and the people that support me well. I want to represent the work we do to empower women and I hope to provide others an example to take action and make this world a better place, even if it's just by the seemingly benign action of just clicking a few buttons on a website. The thing is, these clicks do make a difference. 

If you want to check it out, you can read the September issue online by directly clicking on the magazine below. I am on page 15 but I would encourage you to look at all of the other winners of this year, and especially at my personal friend Windus Fernandez Brinkford on page 14. 



Antoine Didienne
Antoine Didienne


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