Quaversal delivers Cisco Webex to support empowerHER’s annual Mother’s Day retreat

Quaversal delivers Cisco Webex to support empowerHER’s annual Mother’s Day retreat

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Quaversal partnered with empowerHER® to support its 2020 virtual Mother’s Day retreat. 

empowerHER‘s mission is to empower, support, and connect girls and young women who have experienced the loss of their mothers. Founded in 2013 by Boston native Cara Belvin, who was nine when she lost her mother, empowerHER provides events, mentorship, and virtual programming for girls and young women up to age 24.

Each year, empowerHER’s Mother’s Day retreat is one of its key events, supporting girls and women during what can be a challenging weekend, and encouraging supporters to donate to its cause.

In light of COVID-19, the team needed to change the structure of its event and run it virtually.

“Cancelling our Mother’s Day event wasn’t an option,” explained empowerHER founder, Cara Belvin. It can be an overwhelming time for girls who have lost their mothers, and we must be present, connected, and there to support them.”

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empowerHER was looking for a technology partner that could help deliver a secure, virtual event, and selected Quaversal, a Cisco partner. Quaversal recommended the empowerHER team use Cisco Webex to produce and stream the weekend’s activities comprising of a day of events for its community, and a remembrance luminaria. 

“Security was key, as we need to protect the privacy and details of the members we serve,” added Cara Belvin. “We met virtually with Quaversal and talked about Cisco Webex, its security, and how Quaversal could support us to produce the event. We were impressed with Quaversal’s commitment to support us, and to work with us in a tight timeframe.” Quaversal was named the Presenting Sponsor for the luminaria, where lanterns were lit on behalf of donors in memory of loved ones. More than $40,000 was raised as 1,000 lanterns were lit up along the New England coastline in Scituate, close to where Cara Belvin founded the organization.

Paul Campbell, CEO, and founder of Quaversal, added: “It was an honor and privilege to support empowerHER and to work with Cara and her team. The message and community are powerful and compassionate, and in the current circumstances, it is so essential for us to create human connections.”

About empowerHER®

Headquartered in Norwell, MA, empowerHER was formed in 2013 by Cara Belvin with a very specific mission—to empower, support and connect girls and young women who have experienced the early loss of their mothers. empowerHER currently serves 200+ girls up to age 24 by providing group events and retreats designed to build a supportive community in tandem with a mentoring program with caring community volunteers, many of whom have themselves experienced this profound loss. All programs and activities are provided at no charge to the family. empowerHER is the only program of its kind in the country and operates with a lean staff and hundreds of volunteers.

About Quaversal

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Quaversal is a team of technology experts dedicated to change how organizations think, execute, and adopt enterprise IT projects. With over 15 years of experience in enterprise technologies, Quaversal solves problems so organizations can scale, grow, plan, and be productive. Experience spans collaboration, networking, software-defined networking, wireless networks, and data center solutions. Founded by Paul Campbell, in 2017, Quaversal is proud to be a veteran-owned business. www.quaversal.com