"The choices for Afghan women are extraordinarily restricted: Their family is their fate. There is little chance for education, little choice about whom a woman marries, no choice at all about her role in her own house. Her primary job is to serve her husband’s family. Outside that world, she is an outcast." Continue Reading.
Next month, Dining for Women will be reading The Blue Sweater, a book by Acumen’s founder Jacqueline Novogratz. The first 15 DFW Chapters to register using this link, will have the opportunity to have an Acumen representative join by phone or in person for your book discussion. Sign up now to participate!
This past weekend I was honored to participate in the DFW Leadership Summit in Atlanta, spending many hours with amazing, passionate women of like mind. I was exhausted (14 hour days), but more than that, I was energized and excited about the future of this organization and the change we can make!
Dear Dining for Women advocates and members,
I want to write with the deepest appreciation. I am the executive director of Nest, a nonprofit agency that you collectively funded last June.
Leadership Summit, Sunday, September 26th 10:30 AM
Leadership Summit, Sunday, September 26th 8:30 AM
Dollars for DFW: Thinking Caps Smokin’ and Sizzlin’
Leadership Summit, Saturday, September 25th 3:00 PM
I am in choice. I am chosen.
As women, we frequently focus on the world around us. We think about everything from world peace to our neighborhood block party to whether or not we remembered to unplug our curling iron. But how often do we think about ourselves- what WE want, what WE need, how WE feel?
Leadership Summit, Saturday, September 25th 1:30 PM
Our newest Board member, Hammy Aklilu, recently completed our first-ever Impact Report, and gave a presentation of the encouraging results. It gives us our first measured glimpse into the numbers of lives DFW has directly impacted, as well as the lives indirectly impacted by our work. Hammy sent out detailed questionnaires to 20 of the 44 programs that we’ve supported since our inception, and and so far has received back 9 reports, which gives us the following heartwarming data (if numbers can be heart-warming!)
Leadership Summit, Saturday, September 25th 8:30 AM
Saturday morning’s program started with a very enlightening and inspiring presentation on the travel program from March 2010. Two groups of DFW members traveled to Africa – one to Kenya, which included 18 women, and a second trip to Uganda, which included 10 women. The trips were planned back-to-back, and some of the travelers from the first trip continued on and joined the second trip.
Leadership Summit, Friday, September 24th 8:00 PM
Leadership Summit, Saturday, Friday 24th 7:15 PM
DFW had a very special Awards Ceremony to recognize all the amazing individuals that spend countless volunteering hours to continue to grow and strengthen DFW for today and its future.
There were three different awards given out: DFW Heroes, Five Year Chapter Award, and Outstanding Chapter Leaders of the Year.