When you talk about someone who’s “doing it all,” you think of global entrepreneur and chairwoman Dany Garcia.
She’s the chairwoman, founder and CEO of The Garcia Companies; she’s the founder of the fashion lifestyle brand, GSTQ; she co-founded Seven Bucks Productions alongside her producing partner and ex-husband Dwayne Johnson; oh, and she’s the co-owner and chairwoman of the XFL, which makes her the first woman to own a major sports league in the U.S. (No. Big. Deal!)
Last week, the powerhouse business magnate was honored by The Opportunity Network, an organization that ignites the drive, curiosity, and agency of underrepresented students on their paths to and through college and into thriving careers, at the 2022 Night of Opportunity Gala. Garcia was recognized (along with actress Zazie Beetz) for her commitment to “expanding inclusion, opportunity, and access in critical ways.”
“I am honored to be on this stage tonight,” Garcia tells GRAZIA USA. “Thank you to The Opportunity Network for all of the lives you have changed, and for allowing me to share the story of my Cuban roots and how they influenced the diversity across my companies.”
Below, see how Garcia celebrated the day, got glammed for event and danced the night away through her exclusive photo diary.
“All women can hold everything in one hand like this, right? Despite my best laid plans, a meeting often manages to pop up, luckily, I love my job. En route to a quick XFL meeting between glam and getting into this evening’s look.
A moment of tranquility with my glam team, i.e. How an Introvert Prepares for a Gala of 700+ People.
The gorgeous masterminds behind it all! What would I do without my #CEOsofGlam?
In Full Bloom
“Special delivery from the OppNet team waiting in my hotel when I arrived! I feel so honored to be a part of The Opportunity Network community.”
“Chromed out. We love a statement necklace by Bottega Veneta. The bag is also Bottega Veneta and earrings are Melinda Maria.”
“A closer look at the beautiful embroidery on my custom GSTQ. Tonight I feel like I am truly wearing a piece of art.”
New York State of Mind
“Standing on my favorite balcony in top to bottom GSTQ, taking it all in. N.Y.C. is home for this Jersey Girl — arriving here always reminds me how far I’ve come while also inspiring me to dream bigger.”
“Zazie & The Opportunity Network CEO AiLun Ku — this is a sandwich I am thrilled to be a part of any day! What fun celebrating with both of these incredible women. Zazie’s speech blew me away!”
Moment to Reflect
“I am honored to be on this stage tonight. Thank you to The Opportunity Network for all of the lives you have changed, and for allowing me to share the story of my Cuban roots and how they influenced the diversity across my companies.”
The Award Goes To…
“A beautiful moment and honor with AiLun Ku. Thank you, thank you, OppNet team. Excited to ignite change and inspire communities alongside such an incredible organization.”
“Flanked by the incredible VP of The Garcia Companies, Nikki Cuff. This evening was that much more special being surrounded by my team and close partners.”
Bust a Move
“I rarely dance on stage but when I do…. It’s to celebrate The OppNet community!”