Olga Maria Czarkowski (nee Vargas) is a woman entrepreneur and PR specialist. She works with industry leaders in fashion, media, and entertainment as well as partners with nonprofits that focus on social issues that women and poverty stricken communities face.
A fashionista, reporter/writer, model/stylist, and community developer, with 6+ years of experience in NYC media and PR. Late 2011, Olga founded "DREAMS in HEELS PR" her very own Public Relations Boutique Firm; where her and her team work and has collaborated with English and Spanish NGO's, companies and personalities, including: Latin Fashion Week, House of Style by Monique, Jay-Jill Cosmetics, En La Escena TV, iVive H2O, JS Jose Santamaria Enterprises, Unique Syrups, Chef Adrain Harrow, United Colors of Fashion (UCOF), Fashion, Art & Beauty (FABNYC), Shoe Week, Premae Skincare (London Based Line), famed designer Simone Rodrigues of Sisa Designs, What's the Buzz LI, My Lifestyle Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine and PopImpressKa Journal.
An avid fashion maverick, Olga styled for fashion designer Shekhar Rahate at the Brooklyn Wave Fashion Week and went on to judge the preliminary for Miss America assisting with the selection of Miss Long Island Metropolis, Miss Southern NY and Miss Westchester. She is not only a fashionista, but a published poet and model. Serving as campaign model for Huntress Stiletto Fragrance by Epiphany and Body Up Pro hairbrushes. For her contribution to the fashion industry, Olga won the Glam Sense Award on December 2011. Poised and focused, no wonder her personal mantra is " I am Living my Dreams in Heels".
Olga also belongs to the JCI (Junior Chamber International), and has been nominated to Public Relations Officer for 2013. JCI is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive change. Olga also enjoys assisting non- profit organizations including the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, United Colors of Fashion (UCOF), Real Beauty Real Women (RBRW), Milagros Day Worldwide, Beating Cancer in Heels, Casa Esperanza NY and Brushes of Africa. Olga recently became one of the brand ambassadors for the Red Shoe Movement (RSM). RSM is a movement of women supporting women for career success and their mission is to help increase female representation at the highest levels of decision-making across all kinds of organizations. On May 14th, 2013, Olga received the Award of Excellence for Clientele Management and Business Development in NYC and the following month on June 27th, 2013 she received an Image Distinction / Humanitarian Award.
As a role model, mentor and leader, Olga loves to impart her words of wisdom.
"My goal is to empower women, especially Latina women to follow their hearts, pursue their dreams, find their purpose, and ultimately leave their footprint on this earth. Nothing is more beautiful than having a powerful reason to wake up to every morning. I want to demonstrate exemplary inspiration for other women. Always go above and beyond to find your niche, and leave this world in a better place than you found it. Branding your image, and company is an art form, but God Brands that special human being that lives inside of you, that's your Masterpiece!"
Dreams in Heels Blogazine
Company website: www.dihpr.com
Tune into Olga Maria's Interview on "The Sasha Marina Show"
Thursday, January 23rd at 3pm EST!