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Soroptimist International Women Helping Women Soroptimist International is a vibrant organization of professional and business women who volunteer their time and financial resources to improve the lives of women and girls in our local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimists work together to create opportunities that transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international projects. We are committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realize their aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. The Soroptimist International signature project is the Women's Opportunity Award, which provides scholarships to women heads of household who are pursuing their dream of achieving an undergraduate degree. Our current focus is "Educate to Lead". Woodbridge Virginia Chapter Today's guests are: Sparkle Raymond, President, SIOW Laura Jones, Vice-President, SIOW Melora McVicker - Corresponding Secretary, SIOW Contact: www.si-woodbridge.org UNBOUND: Uniting the Movement To End Human Trafficking. Saturday October 5, 2013. * Fundraising - Laura Jones, Vice-President, SIOW - Annual Spring Fashion Show - April 5, 2014 - Christmas Gift Wrapping - December - Potomac Mills Mall Books-a-Million - 4th Annual Art Auction with Wine Tasting November 9, 2013
Join us as we talk with journalist and author Victor Malarek about sex trafficking and his speaking engagement at the July 2010 Soroptimist Convention. Malarek’s most recent book: The Johns – Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It gives a frank look at the other side of the worldwide flesh trade: the men who fuel the demand for purchased sex. Lori Blair, Soroptimist’s Senior Director of Program Services will also speak with us on what is called today’s slave trade. Blair has given numerous workshops and presentations on sex trafficking and administers the Soroptimist STOP Trafficking project.
December brings the spirit of giving out in most of us. This month we will talk about women as powerful players in philanthropic giving. Join us for our conversation with Deb McKinnon, Soroptimist and co-founder of the International Theos Foundation and Andrea Pactor, Associate Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.
Join us and we’ll welcome Soroptimist International of the Americas 2009-2010 president Cathy Standiford to talk about her role with Soroptimist and the power of taking risks. Formerly the assistant manager of the City of Santa Ana, Standiford is also a member of the Preparing the Next Generation Task Force for the League of California Cities.
Today we'll welcome Soroptimist International of the Americas president Alice Wells to tell you about our phenomenal organization.
She oversees strategic planning and program development for the Soroptimist organization and has held a number of leadership positions in her nearly 30 years of volunteer service. Alice is also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the International Reading Association.
Then, we'll be joined by our special guest Linda Joy Goldner. After 27 years of managing her own graphic design office, she is returning to school and transitioning into a new realm and passion of healthcare chaplaincy. Linda is also the designer behind our wonderful Live Your Dream logo.
We'll wrap up with Renee Gordon, Vice President Client Relations at CEO Chef in California. She's a high performing real estate broker, past consultation for Donald Trump International in Australia, and a successful entrepreneur. She will also present at the Soroptimist Women's Leadership Institute in Chicago July 3-4. She stops by to talk about what attendees can expect at her workshops.
Join us one-on-one with Soroptimist International of the Americas Executive Director Leigh Wintz as she shares her journey to top female executive on an international association that literally spans the globe.
We'll segue into a discussion on the field of association management and its viability for entry to 'C' level professionals (contemplating potential careers.
Anne Blouin, CAE, Chief Learning Officer and Catherine Lux, Program Director, Career Services and Endorsed Programs will join us from the organization at the forefront of association leadership -- American Society of Association Executives (ASAE & The Center).
Join Award Winning Life and Business Coach Caprice Smith and her amazing guest. UnCuffed is a new show focused on helping women to find and understand their purpose for achieving greatness. Special Guest Bridget Everett
Bridget is a wife, mother, works full-time at Ocean County College, blogger of Around The Way Girl~Evolved, Volunteer Senior VP of Brothers Making A Difference; Social Media, Web Page Admin and member of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Soroptimist, OCC Organization for Black Unity; Professional Member of FBLA-PBL; Content Curator, and a Non-profit and Social Media Enthusiast.
Bridget has more than 25 years of experience in the administrative profession, mainly with non-profit organizations. Her main mission is to encourage, enrich, empower, and enlighten people by sharing her personal and professional knowledge through mentoring, coaching and connecting people of all ages and professions. She uses innovative technologies, ideas, and resources to help people achieve their personal and professional goals. Bridget is an Around The Way Girl~Evolved, meaning she is a girl from the inner city who now lives as an empowered, vivacious, optimistic, lovely, valorous, enthusiastic, dreamer.
Remember Coach Caprice Smith's motto: If you are not living your life UnCuffed, You are just not living!
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Our guests this morning are Monica Frey, Karen Block and Helen Block of Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach.
Monica Frey has been a member of Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach since 2008 and Chairperson of Lunafest for the 5th year in a row.
In addition to chairing the event and serving on several other committees, she has served on the SIMB Board of Directors as VP of Programs, and 1st and 2nd Year Director.
Monica is currently the Assistant General Manager for the Manhattan Village Shopping Center and has been associated with the mall since 1986. She currently oversees all of the Operations of the shopping center and is an active team member working on the proposed redevelopment.
Karen Block has been a member of Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach for 6 years. In that time she has served in numerous positions including President from 2010 to 2012.
Helen Block has been a Soroptimist for over 25 years and is currently serving as President.
She has chaired many of the various projects, including the public service project, the screening of the documentary film “Miss Representation.”
She also chaired the recent art exhibit “The World Through the Eyes of Women” which featured 27 women artist from Turkey.
This morning, the ladies are going to tell us all about LunaFest which takes place this Sunday, March 30 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and is sponsored by Soroptimist International.
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Join us and as we mark November as National Adoption Month by looking into the plight of girls in China. Guests will be Darlene Friedman, adoptive mother and author of Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles, Beth Nonte Russell, author of Forever Lily, an account of her unexpected adoption of an infant from China and co-founder of the Golden Phoenix Foundation, and Dr. Jane Liedtke, founder of Our Chinese Daughters Foundation.
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In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, join us for a chat with leadership strategist Cynthia D’Amour, MBA. The president of People Power Unlimited, LLC., she’s also the author of seven books including The Lazy Leader’s Guide to Outrageous Results. We’ll be talking about Cynthia’s unique approaches to recruitment and retention, valuing volunteers all year long, and her upcoming speaking engagement at Soroptimist’s 41st Biennial Convention this July in San Francisco! Also, as a special treat, we will open up the phone lines for your questions!
Suzy Manning, CEO of SUZYMANNING LLC and host of "Women Living Empowered Lives at Midlife" BlogTalk Radio interviews Phyllis Walker. A professional speaker and woman of resilience, Phyllis triumphed over domestic violence as a young married college student. She underwent eye surgery to correct rapid blindness, and turned her passion for photography into Hummingbird Studios. A percentage of profits from the sale of Phyllis’ Hummingbird Studios prints is allocated to her 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope, providing scholarships for job skills upgrade to Georgia’s survivors of domestic violence.
On behalf of her organization, she is a former recipient of the annual “Making a Difference for Women” award from Soroptimist International of Atlanta. Just this month, Phyllis was awarded a new Toyota Prius as part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program for organizations impacting the lives of individuals in their communities. Moving her world through art, advocacy, and entrepreneurship, Phyllis engages in motivational and inspirational speaking on topics encompassing “Resilience”, “Overcoming Adversity”, and “The Healing Power of Nature.”
Suzy Manning, CEO of SUZYMANNING LLC and host of "Women Living Empowered Lives at Midlife" BlogTalk Radio interviews Mary Ellen Burke, President of the Grosse Pointe, Michigan Soroptimist. Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.
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