October 2018 Board Message

The Ultimate Protection System I have been thinking a lot about this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s priority theme. It’s about social protection systems and special systems and infrastructure that can empower women and girls. From all my lived experiences, I have found no greater social protection system that empowers young…

August 2018 Board Message

We Greatly Value the Unique and Contributing Role of Families! We Value Intergenerational Connectedness Summer can be a time, especially here in the United States, when families gather to reconnect and strengthen family bonds.  These family reunions encourage us to make the effort necessary to spend time with our family members, to grow closer to…

July 2018 Board Message

Two Poems and the Power to Choose As a little girl I remember sitting at my father’s feet as he would recall classic poems and teach my five siblings and me the principles that could be derived from each masterpiece. Two in particular piqued my interest as a little girl and have stuck with me.…

June 2018 Board Message

That’s me in the middle – one sister with four brothers.  Actually, I had a big sister, but when I was only six months old, my sister Charlotte passed away.  The government was testing nuclear bombs in Nevada, and many people in Nevada, Utah, and Idaho were victims to the illnesses caused by the nuclear…

May 2018 Board Message

Queen Mothers, You and Me Since coming back from attending the Commission on the Status of Women this year, I have been reflecting on the many incredible women we met from across the globe. One in particular was a wise and peaceful community leader by the name of Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, a goodwill…