Global Cottages: Models of Powerful Impact

While each cottage and its members are models of powerful impact, we encouraged our global cottages to report on their recent gatherings and how Big Ocean Women tenets have affected them and their members. We have responses from three of our international cottages. Their responses are heartwarming, especially given the unprecedented challenges many of them…

Retreat: Lighting the Way from St. George, Utah

When leaders for the St. George, Utah, cottage attended the global retreat in Fairview, Utah in August, they were inspired. Since most of their members couldn’t attend, they organized their own retreat three weeks later  with a light that is uniquely theirs. They described their purpose this way:  As members of Big Ocean Women, we…

A Discussion on the Global Status of Women

Written with contributions from Marin Bryce A contingent from Big Ocean Women attended a wonderful event on February 19. The event, organized  by Utah Valley University’s Women and Leadership Project, featured Dr. Valerie Hudson, a political science professor, and Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities and second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency…

Building Community and Achieving a Vision – An Interview with Leslie Grossman from the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

One of my favorite things about attending the Commision on the Status of Women at the U.N. is the chance to make real connections with women from around the world who are passionate about their vision of the future, and are working hard to make those visions a reality. At CSW 2019 I was able…

Global Connections

The 64th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women will not be proceeding as planned this year because of “the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).” All side events and parallel events were cancelled. We hope that the virus will be contained, and look forward to being able to be involved with…