Shyne Awards Foundation Founder to Host Fireside Chat at Women’s Empowerment Summit


PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orlana Darkins Drewery, co-founder of the Shyne Awards Foundation, will be in Puerto Rico September 28-October 1 for a We Mean Business conference to support women in business. Darkins will host a fireside chat with former Michelle Obama communications director and current Popular, Inc. executive vice president and chief communications officer, Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera. This discussion will be an opportunity for women at all career levels to get a glimpse of a woman who has achieved incredible success in her field.

“I’m thrilled to moderate this discussion with Maria and give businesswomen the opportunity to learn from such an incredible communications professional,” Darkins said. “When women come together, we can accomplish incredible things. This Women’s Empowerment Summit is the perfect opportunity for us to learn from each other and continue to succeed in our fields.

Darkins founded the Shyne Awards Foundation to restore the light that is dimmed in adolescents from underserved communities who have been hurt due to violence, crime, high school dropout rates, lack of parents or tutors and media representation. This summit provides a new opportunity for Darkins to further its mission of uplifting young adults and empowering them in their careers.

The We Mean Business Women’s Empowerment Summit is presented by the National Women’s Collaborative and will be held in Puerto Rico from September 28-October 1. The summit features a mix of professional women from the United States and Puerto Rico. Speakers will cover a variety of topics ranging from the economy and the impact of COVID-19 to STEM education and public relations.

Learn more about the Shyne Awards Foundation or donate to help youth futures at

About the Shyne Awards Foundation

Founded in 2007, the Shyne Awards Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates public platforms to celebrate the achievements of young people between the ages of 13 and 24. The student empowerment organization recognizes young adults who excel in academics, visual and performing arts, science, community service, young adult groups, service in ministry, entrepreneurship and the ability to overcome adversity. The foundation is dedicated to uplifting young adults and providing a positive and nurturing platform to help young adults gain confidence. For more information on how you can support the Shyne Awards Foundation, visit

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