WIL sponsors several educational events each year. You can also read about our past programs.
Empower and inspire WIL members, through educational programs, to take action and become agents of change in furthering WIL’s mission. Build a common sense of purpose and community through networking and interactive program discussions at meetings.
WHEN WOMEN CONNECT, LIVES CHANGE: A call to empower marginalized women in Casamance, Senegal
Karine Sar from Deline’s Gift (www.delinesgift.org) will present how their organization equips disadvantaged and underserved women with tools and opportunity to emerge and stay out of extreme poverty. Their work gives disadvantaged women a voice, profitable skills, resources and the opportunity to create better futures for themselves, their children and communities.
They are run by a group of passionate and determined professionals dedicated to making a positive impact on the world and driven by the vision of disadvantaged women as producers of solutions to their problems, not mere consumers. They want to be known for creating unprecedented opportunity for the women of Senegal to rise above poverty and meet their critical needs.
Rather than give handouts, they design training and financially based solutions that promote self-reliance and enable women to continue scaling impact long after completing their two-year graduation program. Through this integrated approach, women are able to improve their condition, climb out of the poverty trap and avoid falling back into it.
Following the program there will be an optional dinner with the guest presenter at Gran Caffe L’Aquila, 1716 Chestnut St. Separate checks will be provided.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
at KPMG, 1601 Market Street (NW corner of 16th & Market Streets), Philadelphia
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Check-in and Networking Hour
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Educational Program
Cost: WIL Members and First Time Guests this program year attend free
Student Guests: $15.00
View information on some of our past programs.
Jacquelyn Crutchley, Co-Chair
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