WIL Events

Winter 2021

Online Programs

Registration is required for all programs.

There is no charge for most programs.  Zoom information will be sent to registrants.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY….

Wednesday, January 20 at 5:00 PM

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.  Based at MIT and anchored by a network of affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL’s research received the Nobel Prize for Economics.  Priyanka Varma, a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL, and Maike Pfeiffer, a Policy Associate at J-PAL Global, will share policy-relevant lessons emerging from the global evidence in gender, highlighting key studies relevant to WIL on topics ranging from education to microfinance.

BE HEALTHY:

WIL’S Program in Cambodia

Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM

Join WIL for an evening with the Community for Khmer Villages, highlighting the Health Literacy Advisors program which WIL has funded.  Adapting a rural health curriculum and outreach model to the Khmer culture, WIL’s grant piloted a certification training program that involved training six women from various Khmer villages in basic health care.  The mission of The Community for Khmer Villages is to develop culturally-appropriate programs to improve the health and wellbeing of Khmer families living in the remote Cambodian villages and to alleviate extreme, chronic poverty in Cambodia’s rural populations.  The program will also feature the well-known psychologist Dr. Gail Brenner, who will share her personal volunteer experience in Cambodian villages.

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Past Events

June 20, 2018 World Refugee Day

WIL members volunteer for Philadelphia World Refugee Day

June 6, 2018 Member's Summer Party

WIL Members celebrate the 2017-2018 successful season of programs and events

May 5, 2018 Fundraiser

WIL presents the 2018 Women's Global Empowerment Award to M. Night Shyamalan Foundation and LEWA Wildlife Conservancy for their work to improve lives of women and their families around the world.

FUNraiser - November 5, 2015

WIL's first fundraising event celebrated the organization's tax-exempt status.  Linda Resnick, former president of the organization, received the Bobbie Gohn Inspiration Award for cofounding WIL, as well as dedicating her nonprofit experience and activism for women’s rights to WIL. Leigh Carter, founding director of Fonkoze USA, received the Microfinance Innovator Award on behalf of Fonkoze for providing services to over 200,000 clients in Haiti. KPMG received the Corporate Supporter Award for serving as WIL’s principal corporate sponsor at that time.

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