In the Spotlight
Global Women’s Peace Network
The Global Women’s Peace Network (GWPN) was founded by Dr. Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on July 16, 2012 at the Cheongshim Peace World Center in Seoul, Korea. The GWPN brings together leaders, organizations, and governments to solve pressing social issues and secure an environment for equitable human development.
World Connections Foundation
Collaboration between some of the WORLD’S BEST INSTITUTIONS AND EDUCATORS is happening right here on the World Connections Foundation platform. This is where individuals have the means to capitalize on the strengths of diverse learning institutions throughout their...
Career Connectors is a non-profit organization which has served over 24,000 people in job transition, is recognized as a major Valley networking group and has garnered attention as far away as the White House. The original mission of “helping people with their resumes for free” has grown to serve a newly formed demographic born of the Recession—the midlevel professional who . . .
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
At some point in our lives we all need a “new beginning or fresh start.” However, those facing life’s biggest challenges probably need that fresh start the most. We are blessed with . . . organizations such as Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Their founders saw a need and filled it, and the community . . .
Global Chamber® Around the World
The Global Chamber is the first Chamber of Commerce that is dedicated to support business growth collaboratively everywhere in the world. It debuted on November 5, 2014, in a launch ceremony with Mayor Greg Stanton and business leaders at Phoenix City Hall. Now, it has become a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives, and professionals in 500
University of Phoenix “Phoenix Focus” | “What is your CQ?”
For this “spotlight,” we have selected the University of Phoenix, Alumni Association Magazine. It shares tips for improving your cultural intelligence, offers a wild kingdom leadership quiz, and discusses great leaders (born or made) as it relates to environment and circumstance. And that is not all! We know that you will benefit from their Winter 2014 edition. Follow our link to read their magazine.
Girl Scouts around the World
Founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 59 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. From their willingness to tackle important societal issues, to their commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, Girl Scouts is dedicated to
The Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America was founded in the United States in 1910, based on the concepts of a similar organization founded in England by Lord Baden Powell. This organization, now over 100 years since its founding, was established for boys to build character and leadership skills until they reach the age of 18 by focusing on the Scout
Opportunity Advancement Innovation (OAI)
Educating Individuals and Communities
to Live Safe and Sustainable Lives …
Headquartered in downtown Chicago, OAI, Inc., (Opportunity Advancement Innovation in Workplace Development) is a nonprofit training and education agency founded in 1976 by current president Tipawan T-Q Reed. OAI values innovation, respect for all peoples and their cultures, a passion for quality, dedication to hard work, and commitment to
Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity
Students are our future. In addition to concentrating on their academics, many are rebuilding lives. Robert Monge, finance and economics student at the University of Iowa, recently posted Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity. (I learned of this posting via my LinkedIn connection with Professor Joyce Berg). “Tippie Build” is an organization made up of students and
Animal-assisted therapy programs are recognized worldwide. An animal’s powerful influence in the healing process ranges from giving prison inmates a purpose to helping an abused child bond with a new foster family to putting a smile on a hospital patient’s face. The types of animals involved in therapy programs are countless. This “In the Spotlight” is devoted to Gabriel’s Angels. The mission of Gabriel’s Angels is to deliver healing pet therapy to
Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center
The Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center (spofit.org) is a fitness center with wheelchair-accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more! The SpoFit mission is to provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic and fitness programs that promote the independence, health and overall well-being of people who acquired their disability from birth, during a war, involvement in an accident or as the victim of a senseless act of violence. Jennifer Longdon is
Kiwanis: “Serving the Children of the World.”
The name “Kiwanis” was adopted from an Otchipew American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis, which translates in a variety of ways, such as “we meet,” “we trade,” and “we share our talents.” Kiwanis International founders translated it as “we build.” In 2005, Kiwanis chose a new motto, “Serving the Children of the World.” “Kiwanis” was not the original concept or name. The idea for the organization originated
Phoenix Sister Cities
Sister Cities International was created at President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1956 White House conference on citizen diplomacy. President Eisenhower envisioned an organization that could be the hub of peace and prosperity by creating bonds between people from different cities around the world. He reasoned that, by becoming friends, people of different cultures could celebrate and appreciate their differences, instead of
The Formation of P.E.A.C.E.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness” month. Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry was a beautiful, vivacious, artistically talented young lady. Her ambition was to make the world a better place; however, her goal was cut short when she became the victim of a boyfriend’s rage. She is not alone. It is a global issue. And you can help! This month we are spotlighting the Sudberry family’s fight to help prevent others from experiencing a similar loss through P.E.A.C.E.—Patience, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Equality. Did you know that 81 percent of parents admit that they had no idea their teen was experiencing dating violence? Plus, a national study by
The World Academy for the Future of Women
The World Academy for the Future of Women is a bold and rigorous leadership training program for women committed to acquiring the skills and confidence needed to develop as campus, community, national, or global leaders. The Academy, which was inspired by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, was announced at the Annual Women’s Symposium on the SIAS International University campus in Xinzheng, Henan Province, China, on May 3, 2009. The Academy opened in September 2009 (academic year 2009–2010) at SIAS and is now celebrating its fourth year of operation. The purpose of the Academy is
A Tribute to Letitia Baldrige
In November, 2012, the world lost an amazing role model and etiquette and protocol advisor, Letitia Baldrige. Her 86 years included serving as social secretary to the first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the early 1960s. Following her years with the Kennedy administration, she started her own public relations and marketing firm. In 1978 she updated The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette. She then took those experiences and translated them into a
The Foundation for Living Medicine
Gladys Taylor McGarey, M.D., M.D.(H), has been a family physician for more than sixty years. She is board certified in holistic and integrated medicine. She is internationally known for her pioneering work in holistic medicine, natural birthing, and the physician-patient partnership. She was the co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Foundation. She is known as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. Her work through her foundation
The Sisterhood of Super Women
Catherine Anaya is a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchors CBS 5 News weekday evening news, an award-winning magazine writer, and an avid marathon runner She pushed forward and overcame every personal and professional obstacle that confronted her. As a result of this passion and her own experience, she started an organization called, “Sisterhood of Super Women.” To learn about Catherine’s personal journey that led to her good works and charities continue reading