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Women Are Rising & Unmasking Their Stories (WAR) was an idea birthed from a theatrical play written in 2012,

"Ladies Night Unmasked," written and produced by Karen Trimuel. In that story, a question is posed to five friends, leading them through a journey of drama, pain, and unmasking to gain the strength to answer the question truthfully. Through the unfolding of their stories, each character would find their strength to heal. Well, unbeknownst to all, the story went well beyond the stage. Patrons would corner the writer afterward and tell her that they felt their stories were being played out on stage, and for some, they too would be led on a journey of self-discovery and self-healing; this would also include the writer. 


The story would become a published book during the pandemic in 2020, and later a movement, which has now become WAR-Women Are Rising & Unmasking Their Stories and Women's Inner-empowerment movement. Now, a group of phenomenal women who choose to love, support, and embrace one another. 

Our mission, vision, and goals are simple:


Our mission is to empower and enrich women at all levels and age groups to achieve their highest potential and ignite self-empowerment. Through the power of storytelling, women learn to be their authentic selves, build trust, grow emotionally, and enhance not only their personal lives but also those around them. Sharing our stories and having meaningful discussions allow us to educate, protect, and improve the lives of others. 


In addition, we engage with our members by creating and hosting events with speakers, including panel discussions. We also have monthly virtual group discussions and networking opportunities to increase personal and professional capabilities as a support system. 


Our Vision

Our vision is to improve women's lives by encouraging and supporting them nonjudgmentally through thought-provoking discussions regarding individual actions, the exchange of lessons from past experiences, mutual collaborations, and social engagements. 


Our Goal

Our goal is to motivate, encourage, inspire, and facilitate women to:

  • Move beyond traditional limitations and barriers that prevent them from discovering their inner strengths to alleviate obstacles that prevent them from taking control and advancing their lives.

  • Take the necessary actions to expand their reach to achieve whatever they desire in their personal and professional life.

  • Expand their self-love, self-care, self-awareness, and self-determination to gain confidence to achieve the goals they've set for themselves. 

  • Become successful according to the goals they have set for their own lives.

  • Extend their reach and create opportunities to connect with other women to share and learn from one another.

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Our Third Annual Women's Empowerment Banquet
Was A Success!!!!


Our 2023 Third Annual Women's Empowerment Banquet was a huge success!!! We took a poll of the women who attended the event and asked them to provide three words or expressions that described the event, and this is what we received, "It was informative, inviting, and inclusive." "I found it to be friendly, comfortable, and informative." "My takeaways were to love yourself, know you got this, and unleash your strength." "It was inspiring, necessary, and transformational. "Eye-opening, thought-provoking, and inspirational." I could go on and on, but you know everyone enjoyed the event.

It was an afternoon of inner empowerment for all women. The speakers were phenomenal, and the information they shared was well-received. 


I want to thank our WAR members, volunteers, sponsors, and guests. It was a success because of all of you!!! If you weren't at this year's event, no worries. There is always next year.

Karen Abbott-Trimuel

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Women of WAR (Women Are Rising) have chosen to remove our masks, become transparent, share our truths, and RISE to the occasion of inspiring, motivating, and uplifting other women. So please consider becoming a part of the WAR experience. We are a network of women who seek to grow and strengthen our lives through sisterhood.

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