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Trinity develops resource for D.C.’s entrepreneurial women!

By Roxana Moayedi on December 4th, 2007

As a recent Stepping Stones Grantee Partner (I’m an associate professor at Trinity University in Washington, D.C.), I partnered with students in three of my courses over two semesters to develop, conduct, and analyze two community-based research projects to benefit D.C.-area women.

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The Women’s Foundation’s got the spirit. Yeah, yeah!

By Lisa Kays on December 3rd, 2007

If you catch the staff of The Women’s Foundation in an informal setting, you’ll often find us joking and teasing certain staff members about their former status as cheerleaders.

Not in a mean way.  Let me be very clear, we have nothing against cheerleaders.  Just in that surprised manner of learning that someone that is now your colleague and in a suit every day used to sport pom poms.

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Phyllis reflects the values, vision of The Women’s Foundation.

By Rubie Coles on November 30th, 2007

For the past six months, I’ve been working with my fellow members of the search committee to find The Women’s Foundation’s next president–a search we understood under the guidance of the executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller.

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What difference do nonprofits make in our community?

By Chuck Bean on November 30th, 2007

This is the question that we tried to answer in our recently released report, Beyond Charity: Recognizing Return on Investment, on how the nonprofit community impacts Greater Washington.  Beyond Charity reveals some of the many ways in which local nonprofits raise the quality of life for all of us, and are the lifelines to our most vulnerable neighbors.

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Phyllis will lead with purpose and passion!

By Deb Gandy on November 29th, 2007

I’m so thrilled to welcome Phyllis as the next leader of The Women’s Foundation!

Phyllis and I share a number of common grounds, from careers in the banking industry, to long-time residency in the Washington metropolitan area, and our personal dedication to the women and girls of our region.

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Announcing our new president, Phyllis R. Caldwell!

By Lisa Kays on November 28th, 2007

The Board of Directors and Staff of Washington Area Women’s Foundation are pleased to announce Phyllis Caldwell as our new President.

Phyllis comes to us from Bank of America where she was President of Community Development Banking. She has broad professional experience in creating pathways of opportunity for low-income people and communities.

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Reponse to D.C.’s HIV epidemic must focus on realities of women.

By Lisa Kays on November 26th, 2007

HIV has reached epidemic levels here in Washington, D.C., reports Susan Levine in today’s Washington Post.

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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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