Carmen Lidia is the executive director of Significant U, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ‘change the stories of girls lives by changing the conversation.’ She is also your local Fairy Godmother. The Fairy Godmother Project, an initiative within Significant U, provides under-privileged teens an opportunity to shop for a prom dress at no cost.

This all began for Carmen at the early age of 21 when she wanted to help girls who couldn’t afford to attend the big events of their high school career, prom and other formals. She has also hosted an annual empowerment conference that empowers, encourages, and provides a no cost boutique experience. Her main goal through all of her hard work and dedication is to challenge the next generation to eradicate the negative statistic spoken over their lives and to take hold of the opportunities for their future through education, leadership, wellness, and self-worth sessions. Every year she and her team help over 300 girls in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

In her spare time Carmen loves cooking with some Latin music playing in the background. She is convinced that kitchen dancing is what makes her cooking so delicious. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and church family. She believes in Jesus, is a true Texan gal at heart who loves all things spicy and is obsessed with all things H-E-B.

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