It is often difficult as a woman to develop the competence and confidence to get things done through others, to tell our story, and to become fearless. At TIAW’s annual Global Forum (the next one will be held in October, 2015), you will be inspired by women from around the world who have accomplished those very things. Read the stories of the women honored March 27, 2014 as the latest class of 100 “World of Difference” awardees. They join nearly 300 others that TIAW has recognized over the years.
TIAW also recognizes one woman each year for her legacy to women through our Lifetime Achievement Award. Ten women have received this remarkable honor, and through these extraordinary women TIAW has built alliances and expanded networks that continue to make a difference in the lives of women worldwide.
Building leadership capacity is a continuing focus for TIAW in 2014. You will be seeing expansions of our Entrepreneurship and Women’s Leadership Network programs for this purpose. We will continue our funding of village banks through our Micro Credit program. 2013 was a record year for donations, so we look forward to doing more than ever in 2014.
To see leaders in action, get in touch with the Global Ambassador in your geographic region. Fifteen months in the making, TIAW now has 30 women from all over the world who are there just for you. If you’d like to meet the ambassador in your region, please email Global_Ambassadors@tiaw.org Our ambassadors each have an inspiring story of their own to share with you, and you may consider them to be your personal portal to the TIAW network.
Every successful woman inspires other women. Thank you for inspiring me.
Lisa Kaiser Hickey