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Voice and Vision Forums inspire discussion, direction.

By Sherell Fuller on November 26th, 2007

As The Women’s Foundation’s Stepping Stones Phase 2: Voice and Vision forums come to an end, many wonderful, enlightening thoughts on the future of Stepping Stones and women and girls in our region have been shared.

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The sister next door, in Prince George’s county.

By Lisa Kays on November 21st, 2007

Deborah Avens asks us to take a thoughtful, real look at our sisters next door on her new blog, Sister Table Talk.

Avens is the founder and president of Virtuous Enterprises, Inc., a Grantee Partner that provides programs and services designed to give women and girls of all walks of life the skills they need to succeed in academic, business, and work environments.

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Giving thanks by giving, or, some Thanksgiving reading recs.

By Lisa Kays on November 21st, 2007

On this final day before the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems appropriate to look at ways to give thanks by, well, giving. Buddha says, "Wise [wo]men appreciate and are grateful. Wise [wo]men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else."

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Impact of funding for women goes far beyond fairness.

By Lisa Kays on November 20th, 2007

Abby Disney, president and co-founder of the Daphne Foundation, spoke today on NPR’s Tell Me More about the power of women to move communities by moving millions in the direction of women.

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From Texas to Tchad to Takoma, investing in women works.

By Lisa Kays on November 19th, 2007

Becky Sykes, Executive Director of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, wrote in the Dallas Morning News last week that when you help a woman, there’s a ripple effect.

Spoken like a true international development specialist, often quoted as saying, "To educate a woman is to educate a family," or other statements that tie the welfare of women to the welfare of families, and, by default, entire communities.

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Fun Friday Reading: The global (or your local) gender gap.

By Lisa Kays on November 16th, 2007

For some fun Friday reading, the World Economic Forum  has just released its report on the 2007 Global Gender GapFeministing is hosting a dialogue in comments about the strengths and shortcomings of the report.

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From single mom to nonprofit CEO…a journey of perseverence.

By DeVonna Petree on November 15th, 2007

This post is the first in a series from DeVonna on her experience as a single mother and the joys and challenges of starting a nonprofit.

In the summer of 2002, I discovered that I was pregnant.  My child’s father made it very clear that he would take care of his responsibilities but he did not want to be in an exclusive relationship.

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Women Moving Millions: What giving a million gave me in return.

By Julie Jensen on November 13th, 2007

Today marks a huge day in women’s philanthropy—the official launch of the National Women Moving Millions campaign.

This campaign is the first time that women’s funds from around the world have come together—through the Women’s Funding Network—to raise more than $150 million for women’s funds around the world.  From women giving $1 million each.  In all, the campaign is designed to infuse women’s philanthropy with enough money to bring its totals to the $1 billion range.

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The mighty hearts of Washington 100 profiled in Capitol File!

By Lisa Kays on November 6th, 2007

Mighty hearts indeed.  The title Capitol File chose for their November profile on the launch of Washington 100 couldn’t be more a propos.

Washington 100 is certainly a network of philanthropic leaders with the mightiest of hearts–with many giving not only of their treasure, but of their time and their talent to truly learn about, dig into and understand their philanthropic commitment to the women and girls of the Washington metropolitan region.

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Fall doesn’t have to mean a child care crunch for parents in Fairfax.

By Lois Kirkpatrick on November 6th, 2007

In Fairfax County, more babies are born in August than at any other time of the year. Working parents who added children to their families this summer face tough choices this fall. 

Will they be able to find child care that will allow both parents to go back to work?

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