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Our Minds Our Voices is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established in the state of North Carolina. Our mission is to bring together a diverse group of women who lead by example to empower and promote wealth, opportunities, and leadership for women.

Our mission is achieved through

  • The annual “Our Mind Our Voices” Awards and Expo Event.

  • Social and economic vignettes for women.

  • Life-coaching for“Sistas of Promise”.

  • Advocacy against interpersonal violence.

Women Of Influence

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OMOV Award

Since 2016 Aura Galleria sponsors the “Our Mind Our Voices” (OMOV) Awards in recognition of a “Women of Influence” and “Women of Distinction.” The birth of this event began with visionary Gia Wilkerson Peebles, owner and operator of Aura Galleria. Ms. Wilkerson Peebles vision is a result of what was instilled in her by her grandmothers, which was to be strong, stay focus, and know your craft!

From behind the salon stylist chair, Gia has mastered her craft. In addition, she has given and received pearls of strength and wisdom—to and from hundreds of women. The OMOV legacy is intentional. It is the drive to empower and promote the wealth, opportunities, and privileges within society for women and their families. The drive to help develop happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise women fuels OMOV. Gia creates a beautiful environment and cultivates attendees self esteem through authentic acknowledgement and words of wisdom .

So from Gia, now it is time as coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight, to “pay it forward.”

Former Honoree's

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