From the desk of Diane Vaughan and Annie Warmke…
We’re congratulating ourselves (and you) for spending another year changing the world for women and their families. Women’s Peacepower Foundation is making some big changes in 2019 that might involve some of you.
Through our experience we know that it takes a keen vision for the world we want to live in, and loads of energy to keep going in a world that seems at odds with itself.
In 2019 we’ll still be investing in women activists, but perhaps not in the traditional way. Our first connection and investment (over a couple of decades) has been to provide 235 awards, 155 United States (33 states) and 80 international (17 countries) awards to amazing women who are changing life for the better for women and their families.
Starting this year we are going to use our resources to remind some of our former award winners each month that they are special in this world. Our goal is to help them keep up their energy as a woman working sometimes in environments that can be pretty stressful. We want to send you gentle reminders about self-care.
We’re experimenting with different ideas like a memory box that includes items sent monthly that serve as a reminder that self-care is vital to maintaining the energy it takes to stay positive and to hold on to the vision that we are all working towards.
In exchange we would like to hear from you. Join us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will periodically post helpful information and inspiring photos. We know you’re experts at lots of things, wearing many hats so we want to find ways we can nourish the activist in you.
Our ultimate goal is to form a small community of women like you who will join us in telling stories about how women change the world one step at a time. We’ll do this through some podcasts, and perhaps webinars plus eventually a virtual conference.
Let us know your thoughts and ideas. We appreciate you!
P.S. If you’d like to have a Woman of Peace pin to share with another amazing woman please let us know.