As I think about the upcoming Giving Tuesday, I feel compelled to share my experience as a contributor for Women for Women International.
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that making a difference for women, and supporting women throughout their career journey, is what I’m all about. It’s what inspires me, it’s what drives me, and it’s what gives my career meaning.
Two years ago I embarked on a research project, to find an organization that I could align with and support. Before I began my career as an Executive Recruiter, and long before I became an Executive Coach, I was working in economic development. I know the research shows us that women in developing nations do amazing things when they’re given even just a little support. Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and many other top-tier companies and organizations have made the choice to invest in women in developing nations, because women make a difference, in their communities, for their children, and for the economic growth of their country.
So when I came across Women for Women International, I was so excited to become a contributor. The program provides women in developing countries with education and training, so they can earn an income, participate in financial decisions at home, understand their rights, use family planning methods, and share their knowledge with other women. It’s a ripple effect that begins with sponsorship.
Once you sign up as a sponsor, you’ll receive a packet, and you can actually write your sister a letter, and get to know her better. It’s a year-long experience that will be personally rewarding for you, in addition to being life changing for the woman you support.
So if you’re thinking about where to give this year, I encourage you to consider Women for Women International. Click here to go directly to their sponsorship page. If you’re not sure you want a year long commitment, know that there are many options to support.
Thanks for listening – and if you do decide to sponsor, I’d love to hear about your experience!