San Francisco, California (September 30, 2015) – On Tuesday, September 29 at the Park Tavern in San Francisco, the Cambria Estate Winery was pleased to announce Yin Myo Su (“Misuu”) of Myanmar as the recipient of this year’s Seeds of Empowerment grant. The program celebrates exceptional women who have overcome adversity and who have inspired others to do the same. In partnership with Vital Voices, an organization that brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world, Seeds of Empowerment awards $100,000 annually in cash grants to nonprofit organizations that embody these traits to empower “warrior women.” Yin Myo Su will be given $25,000 in grant funds for her on-going efforts to bring growth and prosperity to Myanmar.
“Misuu’s determination to protect Myanmar’s culture, nature and people through conservation and social responsibility made her an easy choice to receive this year’s Seeds of Empowerment grant,” said Cambria Estate Winery co-proprietor and vintner and founder of the Cambria: Seeds of Empowerment giving program, Julia Jackson. “My sister Katherine and I support her vision of improving the lives of those in Myanmar through her efforts around education, job creation and environmental sustainability.”
As part of the Seeds of Empowerment program, Julia has also completed a series of original watercolor paintings that are featured on limited editions of Cambria bottles. Each painting depicts a woman who embodies the warrior woman in her many forms throughout history. Yin Myo Su will be included in the collection.
Cambria Winery’s success relies on the power of women working together to make great things happen. From its owner, Barbara Banke, and her daughters, vintners Julia Jackson and Katherine Jackson, to its winemaker, Denise Shurtleff, Cambria demonstrates the strength and resourcefulness of women.
For more information, please visit http://www.cambriawines.com/seeds-empowerment