Some may know Yvonne Savoji as the owner of the new , but most know her as a community servant.
Savoji, who has volunteered for various parts of the Poway Unified School District for a number of years, is currently the 1st vice president of leadership on the Palomar Council PTA, where she serves 36 district schools and 34,500-plus students.
Despite her contributions, Savoji said she’s the one who is fortunate.
“We are so very fortunate to live in a community where education is so important and to be part of a district that strives to have all our children college ready,” she said. “I encourage every parent to become involved, if not PTA, then volunteering on campus, making copies, helping out wherever possible. The little things our volunteers do every day help our teachers and staff keep up their extraordinary work.”
Her success as a mother and businesswoman didn’t come without challenges, though.
“The biggest challenge I have as a woman is trying to balance it all,” she said. “Making time for myself by working out or grabbing a Starbucks are little escapes that keep me going.
“I would say try to prioritize. There are times when my calendar is too busy, but I just decide what’s most important and make it happen.”
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
“Women’s History month means to me that we acknowledge all the amazing women who have sacrificed so much. We salute then for being fearless and following their passions to make a difference.”