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Dallas September Luncheon

Sarah Conner Polished Dallas

Sarah Conner is the Vice President of Programs and HR at H.I.S. BridgeBuilders, a poverty alleviation ministry in Dallas, Texas. She oversees programs that serve hundreds of individuals per year on their path towards self-sufficiency and flourishing. Sarah graduated from Baylor University with her degree in Human Resources Management and Marketing. She earned her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2014. 

For the last 5 years she been living her passion of unleashing and equipping women by serving at Polished, most recently as the Director of Dallas. Her own story is one of overcoming heartache through faith in God and some great community! She’s a big believer in having lots of good girlfriends, laughter, and a great cheese plate. 

Her favorite things to do include cheering on her Baylor Bears, photographing her friends' biggest life moments, eating her husband’s cooking, and drinking ALL the coffee. Sarah and her husband of five years are currently in the process of adopting their first child.


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Dallas August Luncheon

Quiana Pickney Polished Dallas

Quiana Pinckney began her journey as Quiana Grant, hailing from Newport News, Virginia. Quiana was raised in the church, and her faith plays an integral role in every facet of her life. At the tender age of 13 she accompanied her cousin to a model search in Hampton, VA. Quiana had no aspirations of rising to the top of the fashion industry, but was selected out of thousands by one of the world’s top model scouts, Dwight Agnor. Quiana would join the elite modeling agency Wilhelmina. By the age of 16, she received her big break courtesy of a Gap campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel.

Her career continued to blossom as Quiana utilized her God-given talents, sincere compassion for others, and resolute work ethic to win the hearts of her clients. Modeling provided opportunities beyond imagination. Quiana has traveled the world working with major fashion houses including Gucci by Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, and Tommy Hilfiger. She has graced the pages of major fashion magazines including, Italian Vogue, Teen Vogue and Allure. She’s shot with world renowned photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, and Annie Leibovitz to name a few.

Blessings continued to flow as Quiana transitioned from fashion to commercial clients. In 2003, she landed her first beauty contract with Maybelline, elevating the young Ms. Grant to supermodel status. From there her career took off on a trajectory that only her parents could have predicted. Quiana shot for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2008, one of the many highlights of her illustrious career. Campaigns with Macy’s, Target, Loreal, and Clinique are a few places you may have seen Quiana’s work in recent years. Quiana is represented by IMG models worldwide.

Quiana truly loves the fashion industry, and loves to encourage our youth. She is passionate about volunteering with children and has given several inspirational speeches over the years to groups of young women all over the country. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. James Pinckney II, anywhere there’s a beach and honing her culinary skills. Quiana is an avid wine enthusiast, loves to watch the NFL after church on Sundays, and participates in several philanthropic ventures. She is currently designing an apparel line for her husband’s innovative healthcare delivery model, Diamond Physicians. Quiana aspires to be a beacon of light for those who do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

*Registration is closed for this event but we do accept walk-in's. We only accept credit/debit card at the door and the walk-in price is $28.

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