Archive for the 'Leadership' Category
Friday, February 20th, 2009
Pat Summit reached 1,000 wins last week – the first coach, male or female, in history to reach this milestone.
She has coached 12 Olympians and 18 All-Americans and has a 100 percent graduation rate of student athletes – an amazing summary of success.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
On the day after President Obama was sworn in just a few blocks from our office, the staff of The Women’s Foundation thought we’d offer our congratulations, along with (of course) a few items for our wish list of action on the part of the new President.
Friday, January 9th, 2009
I’m so thrilled to hear of Doreen being recognized as a 2008 Washingtonian of the Year! This is so well-deserved.
I recall first meeting Doreen in an early round of the Rainmakers Giving Circle, and was so impressed by how thoughtful and engaged she was in the circle’s work, which was fairly demanding, time-wise. Knowing how complicated her schedule was, her example motivated me to strengthen my commitment to The Women’s Foundation.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
It is just like Doreen to accept an honor as huge as being named Washingtonian of the Year by turning the attention back to The Women’s Foundation and the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo—two community efforts she supports tirelessly.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Last Friday, several District of Columbia students, myself included, filed onto the 8th floor of the Watergate building. We were all interns with The Urban Alliance Foundation, and were there to get professional help from newspaper editors, lawyers, and other successful people, including my mentor Lisa Kays, on our college essays.
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
In an election guide released this week by the DC Women’s Agenda, DC Council candidates were challenged to find solutions to staggering issues confronting women and girls in DC, including the facts that 12% of DC women lack health insurance; 25,000 individuals, primarily women, are on the DC Housing Authority wait list for affordable housing; and, 9% of babies born with HIV/AIDS nationwide come from DC.
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
After taking a few weeks off this summer, I’ve returned to The Women’s Foundation re-energized and excited about the coming months.
Monday, August 11th, 2008
I didn’t do it because I had the perfect body.
I did it because I didn’t.
I was just recovering from the birth of my second child, and needed to shake a bit of baby fat, in fact.
Monday, July 28th, 2008
A few weeks ago, Phyllis blogged about being a guest editor on Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty site.
And now, her post is live. "From Orphan to Millionaire: The story of an amazing woman," discusses a woman who has been a source of inspiration to Phyllis, both for her business saavy and her philanthropy.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
The Women’s Foundation is proud to report that four staff members of Grantee Partners have been selected for the 2008-2009 class of Future Executive Directors sponsored by the Nonprofit Roundtable.
We congratulate each of the leaders selected for this year’s class (and noted that 20 of the 24 are women!). And we extend a special salute to the following staff members of Grantee Partners of The Women’s Foundation: