Inspiring, Encouraging, Empowering
The Ravishing Women pageant is unlike other beauty pageants. It is focussed on making women confident, helping them reach their full potentials, and making a positive impact in helping them realize their own strengths and making connections. Countless women have been positively impacted by Ravishing Women's dedication to highlighting Asian women of Washington state. Menka has designated the motto of the Ravishing women beauty Pageant as “Making a Difference.” She encourages her contestants to get out and volunteer in their communities. She also sets up several events throughout the year, that provide opportunities for her contestants to charitably serve others.
The Miss India WA/OR pageant is a tool to support, uplift and encourage women to become the best version of themselves. There are various workshops conducted during training to help them improve on interview skills, confidence, public speaking, personal style, and public presence.
Menka Soni is the President & Founder of Ravishing Women. After spending 17 Years in IT with corporates like Microsoft, Starbucks, and General Motors. During her forced break due to visa issues and maternity leave, she realized that work-from-home women often put their dreams and passions on second priority and lose a sense of their individuality. She then left a promising IT career and embarked on a new journey to becoming an entrepreneur and help other women grow and come out of their comfort zones. Ravishing Women is a 501c(3) non-profit with an effort to motivate, inspire, encourage, appreciate and empower women.
Menka is also the official Washington and Oregon state director for the Miss, Mrs, Miss Teen India & Asia Pagent. Menka Soni is also involved in various other community projects and cultural initiatives. She is the founder of North America Fashion Week, an exclusive fashion event featuring international and local designers and supporting local clothing brands and entrepreneurs. Menka is also a Board of Director for One Redmond Foundation in Redmond City and works with the City of Renton Mayor's special Inclusion Task Force. Her interest is deeply rooted in promoting arts and culture and also working towards women empowerment. She organizes many cultural events throughout the year such as Lohri- Punjabi festival of Harvest and Holi- Festival of colors.
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