FIRST LADY OF SAN ANTONIO ERIKA PROSPER NIRENBERG TO PRESENT
LOCAL RECOGNITION PROGRAM, THE OUTSTANDER AWARDS
Today, Harlequin announced additions to Feel Good Day programming on October 5 in San Antonio, TX, including Emmy Award-nominated actress Melody Thomas Scott as Host and author panel moderator, and First Lady of San Antonio Erika Prosper Nirenberg as presenter of The OutStander Awards. Harlequin Feel Good Day—an extension of the Follow along on social mediathat launched last fall—is a day of immersive experiences that celebrates women feeling their best, doing their best and being their best selves. In addition, United Way of San Antonio will be a presenting partner of the Community Catalyst presented by Women United, United Way.
Melody Thomas Scott is best known for her Emmy Award–nominated role as Nikki Newman on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless, and this year she celebrates 40 years in the role. As host of Feel Good Day, she will moderate the panel discussion with New York Times bestselling authors Robyn Carr, Brenda Jackson and Susan Mallery, share opening and closing remarks, and lead the Energizer sessions, which are designed as short bursts of activity to help build a strong sense of community and excitement.
“We’re so thrilled to have Melody Thomas Scott as the host of Feel Good Day. For years, she’s played a beloved character in many women’s lives, from generation to generation—much like our stories, which have been shared by mothers, grandmothers, daughters and friends for decades,” says Merjane Schoueri, the Feel Good project director. “We know Melody will add fun and excitement to the day, and will help women be transported in this new immersive experience we’re launching.”
Serving as local Feel Good Day Ambassador is First Lady of San Antonio Erika Prosper Nirenberg, wife of Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
Prosper Nirenberg will help present The OutStander Awards, which shine a spotlight on outstanding San Antonians who champion the message at the heart of the Feel Good mission every day. “I believe that San Antonio residents deserve to have their passion, commitment and outstanding achievements be recognized not just in the city, but on a national and international scale,” Prosper Nirenberg said. Prosper Nirenberg is a former chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and in that role she helped establish the Latina Leadership Institute (LLI) to help women learn more about how to be engaged civically and politically.
“Harlequin fans and authors are an incredible community that believes in the power of positive stories. We’re excited be working with Erika Prosper Nirenberg and United Way San Antonio to build Feel Good Day enthusiasm on the ground,” adds Schoueri.
Nominations for The OutStander Awards are being accepted through August 16 in five categories:
- Community Catalyst presented by Women United, United Way
- Person of Positivity
- Harlequin Hometown Hero
- Cultural Champion
- Millennial Groundbreaker
To submit a nomination and learn more about The OutStander Awards, and for more details on Feel Good Day and to purchase tickets, visit.
The Harlequin Feel Good Project is a four-part initiative including the Harlequin Creator Fund, the Feel Good Challenge, Feel Good Day and Feel Good Sciences, designed to explore the power of positive experiences that fans expect from their stories. For additional information about the Harlequin Feel Good Project, please visit.
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