Mui, Wells Fargo
I attended the WLC for ethnically diverse Wells Fargo women leaders in
June 2004. 20 of us from all over the US got together. I felt WLC was
a very unusual type of leadership training. For one thing, it was very
emotional. Being able to fully be ourselves was liberating and we learned
many things in the course and from each other. More
Column- For the Sake of What?
…Regardless of your religious orientation or geographical location
on the earth, I’d like to offer the recent solstice as an opportunity
for reflection. Personally, I find that as one year ends and
another begins, and the days, once again, begin to lengthen, my
mind and heart start pondering such questions as… More.
Success - Dr. Colleen Brophy and IWL Coach, Victoria Castle
…Why would someone as successful as Dr. Brophy engage
the services of a coach? According to Dr. Brophy’s coach,
Victoria Castle, “although she is a remarkable achiever, she was
not fully feeling joy in her life. Colleen was smart enough to know that
something was missing and decided to fix that.”
When Dr. Brophy noticed her sister, Tracey Warson, a graduate of IWL’s
ELSC program, was ‘totally energized,’ Dr.
Brophy ‘wanted what she got’ and enrolled
in ELSC where she met up with Victoria Castle, an IWL coach.
When something as incomprehensible as the recent disaster in Southeast
Asia occurs, sometimes donating financially seems like a small way to
participate. In this case, it’s what’s needed in large measure,
Oxfam and its partners are distributing food, temporary shelter, and clean
water in Sri Lanka. In Indonesia, they will soon be providing much-needed
water and sanitation. Oxfam teams are busy assessing needs in India and
other countries affected.
Red Cross: The
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation),
along with national societies like the American Red Cross, are partnering
with numerous international humanitarian and non-government organizations
to coordinate relief efforts. American Red Cross personnel will assist
in conducting disaster and needs assessments, in addition to providing
direct relief assistance to those affected by the disaster.
Save the Children:
mission is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children
in need. Save the Children is mobilizing its response to children and
families who, having survived one of the world’s most powerful earthquakes
and a wall of water, are now in desperate need of food, clean water, medical
care and temporary shelter.
South-east Asia Earthquake
and Tsunami Blog: Real-time help needed, help offered, missing
persons information and updates.
is seeking an initial $81 million appeal, which will be revised upwards
as new information arrives, to support urgent humanitarian aid for the
estimated 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of which have
been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need
of basic care and support. UNICEF has estimated that children account
for more than one-third of tsunami deaths.
Health Organization: WHO is seeking an initial $41 million
appeal. The immediate concern is to ensure the health of the survivors.
B. U.S. Women’s
Chamber of Commerce
The USWCC is creating economic and leadership opportunities for women
by building a strong community voice, lobbying for women, and providing
programs and benefits to support the growth of women across America. More
There are also
regional USWCC councils across the U.S.
USWCC will host a National
Women’s Leadership Summit on February 1 and 2 in Washington,
C. Working Mothers
magazine celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best
efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood
and family life in the development of the full human potential.
Department of Labor: Federal vs. State Family and Medical
5) Upcoming Events
IWL 2005 Programs:
We invite you to attend, visit, review, or send a friend or colleague to our public programs.
Women Leading Change (WLC) 2005
Executives Leading Sustainable Change (ELSC) 2005*
Prerequisite: Women Leading Change Program or one-day Contextual Leadership Intensive Course
* Six-months of executive coaching included.
Note from Rayona
I wrote the rest of this note prior to the unprecedented devastation
in Southeast Asia. I am finding it hard to fully comprehend the
enormous losses of those who experienced this natural disaster. Each
of us can count our blessings AND dig deep in our pocketbooks to make
an appropriate financial contribution. More