General Editorial, NonProfit and Charities, Women's Interests

Bellevue and Seattle Communities Raise Money to Help Washington Women In Need

Author: Washington Women In Need
Dateline: Bellevue, Washington State (BELLEVUE, Wash.)  | Fri, 13 May 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Washington Women In Need (WWIN), a local non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington, today announced that it raised more than $370,000 at its annual spring luncheons held in Seattle and Bellevue. Representing a 10 percent increase over funds raised at the 2010 luncheons, all of the money raised will directly go to establishing grants for women who need assistance in education, health care and counseling.”



A R T I C L E:

Washington Women In Need (WWIN), a local non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington, today announced that it raised more than $370,000 at its annual spring luncheons held in Seattle and Bellevue. Representing a 10 percent increase over funds raised at the 2010 luncheons, all of the money raised will directly go to establishing grants for women who need assistance in education, health care and counseling.

"With WWIN's 20th year anniversary around the corner, more than 5,000 women's lives have been impacted for the better thanks to WWIN. The Seattle and Bellevue benefits luncheons were a testament of the community's strong commitment and desire to continue that legacy," said Susan Stead, President of the Board of Directors for WWIN. "I am honored to be part of this community and want to thank our donors, volunteers and partners for their contributions and continued support over the years. Their commitment to WWIN helps to build a bridge to brighter futures for women in Washington - one woman at a time."

Emceed by Susannah Frame in Seattle and Lori Matsukawa in Bellevue of KING 5 Television, the luncheons featured testimonials by former WWIN clients - Donel Pederson, an education grant recipient, and Kristine Medea, an education and counseling grant recipient.

"In all of my life, I had never worked with an organization that treated me so well and so humanely," said Medea. "WWIN is an amazing organization, and being their guest speaker is the least I could do after all they have done for me. I honestly don't know where I'd be today without WWIN."

"Walking into WWIN's offices was humbling for me since I was the one who was always giving back. The title alone didn't seem where I was in life, but I swallowed my pride and applied for the education grant. I was treated with respect and dignity, and got back on my feet thanks to WWIN," said Pederson.

A combined total of 841 people attended the luncheons to support and help raise money for the organization. The Seattle luncheon was held on April 1 and the Bellevue luncheon took place on May 4.

As always, every penny of the money raised at this year's fundraisers will go directly to financial assistance for education and health care for low income women determined to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.

Following is a full list of partners for both the Seattle and Bellevue luncheons:

Partners: $47,500

DIAMOND PARTNER - $10,000

Community Funding Group.

PLATINUM PARTNERS - $5,000

Anonymous
Charlie's Produce
Polygon Northwest.

GOLD PARTNER - $3,500
Overlake Hospital Medical Center.

SILVER PARTNER - $2,500
Nintendo of America Inc.

BRONZE PARTNERS - $1,500
Charter Private Bank
Theresa Cheng, DDS
D. A. Burns & Sons, Inc.
Foster Pepper PLLC
Owners Services, Inc.
Parker, Smith & Feek, Inc.
Stafford Frey Cooper
Sterling Savings Bank
Union Bank
Valley Medical Center
Washington Federal.

In Kind Partners:
Art Manti, A&A Printing
John Scholl, BIGink
Claudia Marks Larkin, CMJ Design
Elliot Bay Productions
Peggy Watt, Lancer, Inc
Miriam Lisco, Walsh Design.

About WWIN (Washington Women In Need):

Founded in 1992, WWIN provides education and health care assistance to low income women who are at least 18 years of age and are residents of Washington. Washington Women In Need provides funding to more than 300 women each year, and has provided grants to more than 5,000 women since 1992.

For more information please visit: http://www.wwin.org .

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Books and Publishing, Women's Interests

‘No Longer Silent’ Documents Journey from Victimhood to Recovery

Author: Tammy Gagnon
Dateline: Alexandria, Virginia (ALEXANDRIA, Va.)  | Tue, 26 Apr 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Tammy Gagnon announced this week the release of her new book, 'No Longer Silent' (ISBN: 978-0578068954), an autobiography that depicts years of emotional and sexual abuse, culminating in forgiveness and rebuilding.”



A R T I C L E:

Tammy Gagnon announced this week the release of her new book, "No Longer Silent" (ISBN: 978-0578068954), an autobiography that depicts years of emotional and sexual abuse, culminating in forgiveness and rebuilding.

"The first step was to love me," says Gagnon. "And, through this self-discovery came this autobiography which serves to provide awareness for other victims of sexual abuse and demonstrates that there is a way to overcome adverse circumstances and to rebuild a meaningful life."

"No Longer Silent" encourages victims to seek professional treatment and blends personal narrative with educational advice. The author includes a discussion of essential goals that need to be met to begin the healing process.

Gagnon details personal sexual abuse accounts by her grandfather at the early age of nine. These experiences quickly led to an adolescent life of drug abuse and rebellion, ending in leaving home at 14 and living on the street.

The book traces her relationships and experiences and illustrates how the author went from being an honor roll student to having several stints in jail and ultimately prison time.

It answers questions about how one woman battles back from the edge and thrives in a new life. It addresses how to stop self-blame and how to learn to forgive and rebuild. She shares her journey from a life of horror to one that she is now grateful to have.

Ultimately, "No Longer Silent" is an emotional read that depicts the pain and suffering that sexual abuse victims endure and documents how they can piece their lives back together again.

The book is available for $14.95 at: www.TammyGagnon.com. It can also be found on major book retailer sites such as Amazon.com.

About the Author:

Tammy Gagnon was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Alexandria, Va. She is the mother of two and currently lives with her daughter and grandson in Virginia, long removed from her tumultuous past. Today, she lectures at rehabilitation facilities, sexual crisis centers and schools around the country. Her mission is to provide a voice to those who have been silenced and to deliver a message of hope. She is also a passionate advocate of psychological treatment to help deal with repressed feelings of anger and resentment.

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General Editorial, Women's Interests

Relationship Website Helps Put Spark Back Into Marriage

Author: Relation-ships.org
Dateline: York Springs, Pennsylvania (YORK SPRINGS, Pa.)  | Tue, 19 Apr 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “A new website, Relation-ships.org, claims to help people to reboot their marriage. It provides useful lessons, tips, advice and most importantly - solutions.”



A R T I C L E:

A new website, Relation-ships.org, claims to help people to reboot their marriage. It provides useful lessons, tips, advice and most importantly - solutions.

"Marriage takes work and marriage counseling can be costly and not always effective," says Jim Angell, owner of Relation-ships.org. "This website is designed to help marriages regain that spark and to help couples get acquainted all over again."

Lessons are designed and written by relationship experts. Some lesson topics address how to make sex drives more compatible; how to improve communication; how to show appreciation; and how to deal with work and money issues.

Couples are also provided with tips on how to reconnect as a couple; how to handle common domestic problems; and how to acknowledge the root of the problem.

The ultimate goal of these relationship lessons is to get people to fall in love all over again. However, these lessons also provide tips to determine if the relationship is worth saving. For example, there are 17 signs that may reveal it's time to move on.

Users will also discover the top nine relationship-fixing mistakes that are sure to doom any chance of reconnecting with their partner. They'll learn about 11 toxic behaviors that could be harming the relationship and teach them how to prevent these behaviors dead in their tracks.

The first lesson is $2.95 and if users like it, they do nothing. In two weeks, the second lesson will arrive via e-mail. After that, lessons arrive weekly.

The subscription fee is $19.95 per month - approximately $5 per lesson - and users may cancel at anytime. And, when compared to the hourly cost of a marriage counselor, that's quite a savings. Plus, no third party is involved. Users are able to work together in the privacy of their homes.

"I know many marriage relationships could greatly benefit from the information provided by this site," adds Angell. "The lessons certainly helped my marriage."

For more information, visit: http://www.relation-ships.org/ .

Editor's Note: As with all online subscription offerings, carefully review, and understand, all fees, your legal rights, and options to cancel/unsubscribe from any such offering. The above mentioned site does not claim to have licensed marriage counselors on staff.

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Business, Regional Events, Women's Interests

Pathbuilders Participates in ‘Women in the Economy Executive Task Force,’ Hosted by The Wall Street Journal

Author: Pathbuilders Inc.
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia (ATLANTA, Ga.)  | Wed, 13 Apr 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Helene Lollis, president of Pathbuilders, was a featured subject-matter expert at The Wall Street Journal's Women In The Economy Task Force April 4-6. The event brought together more than 150 CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers and subject-matter experts for an interactive working session to build strategies for growing the pipeline of female talent.”



A R T I C L E:

Helene Lollis, president of Pathbuilders, was a featured subject-matter expert at The Wall Street Journal's Women In The Economy Task Force April 4-6. The event brought together more than 150 CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers and subject-matter experts for an interactive working session to build strategies for growing the pipeline of female talent.

Participants included Nancy Carter, senior vice president, research, Catalyst; Dr. Julie Gerberding, president of Merck Vaccines; Sallie Krawcheck, president, global wealth and investment management, Bank of America; Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court Justice (retired); and Robert Zoellick, president, The World Bank Group.

"The Wall Street Journal brought together iconic female leaders, major industry players, and experts on women's issues to create an unparalleled opportunity to develop meaningful proposals for change," said Lollis.

The mission of the executive task force was to address key issues that affect not only women and their potential, but also companies and their ability to harness the opportunities offered by this vital segment of the workforce.

The task force's deliberations sprang from original research commissioned by the Journal and conducted by McKinsey & Company. Central to the conference program were dynamic working groups focused on specific industries, as well as on key career stages. Lollis and other participants collaborated to identify the most urgent priorities for business and government, and to create action plans for high-impact solutions.

The task force developed recommendations with a special focus on mid-level women, who are seen as the key leverage point in moving more women into senior leadership levels. Among the top recommendations were the use of mentoring and sponsorship programs, strong talent management programs and holding senior leadership accountable for moving women forward.

Read more about the event at http://online.wsj.com/public/page/women-04112011.html . See "Task Forces" to read specific recommendations.

About Pathbuilders Inc.:

Pathbuilders partners with Fortune-ranked organizations to develop high-performing individuals through mentoring, executive development programs and consulting. Through highly-customized talent management offerings, Pathbuilders accelerates the career growth of individuals and directly contributes to bottom line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its leadership team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential men and women in forward thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with more than 3,000 professionals from more than 300 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, college and universities, and government agencies.

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Fashion, Women's Interests

Spring Designer Fashion is Here – Luxury Consignment Shopping Can Be Fun and Rewarding

Author: DoubleTake
Dateline: Short Hills, New Jersey (SHORT HILLS, N.J.)  | Mon, 11 Apr 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Spring is here, and many smart shoppers have discovered a growing new trend that offers a way to look great in their favorite designer apparel and accessories without breaking the bank. Marci Kessler, owner of DoubleTake boutiques throughout New Jersey says, 'Properly shopping designer consignment can be fun and rewarding.'”



A R T I C L E:

Spring is here, and many smart shoppers have discovered a growing new trend that offers a way to look great in their favorite designer apparel and accessories without breaking the bank. Marci Kessler, an expert on designer fashion and owner of DoubleTake boutiques throughout New Jersey says, "Properly shopping designer consignment can be fun and rewarding. You can indulge in even more of your favorite designer clothing, and then earn extra cash for items you've already enjoyed."

The exclusive fashion shop, a long-held secret of the wealthy, including celebrities, models, photographers and executives sells luxury designer clothing, handbags, accessories and jewelry, splitting the proceeds with their original owners. Products debut at 35 percent of retail, with sales split 50/50 with consignors.

DoubleTake boutiques are nothing like your grandmother's thrift shop. Recently opened stores in Red Bank, Ridgewood and Englewood, look more like a boutique within Bergdorf, Barney's, or Bendels, with helpful personal shopping experts, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Marci recently appeared as a guest expert on national television on "The Nate Show," with Nate Berkus, where she offered some of the following "Tips" about consignment shopping:

1. Shop in Affluent Areas: Women who are seeking high-end designer merchandise such as Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, etc., are more likely to find these items in shops that are located in affluent neighborhoods.

2. Finding Celebrity Fashions: Some consignment shops do business with movie studies, TV shows, actresses and stylists. People interested in outfits that have been down the red carpet or in a recent movie, simply need to ask our stores to put them on a "wish list" when these items arrive.

3. Get Runway Fashions Before the Stores/Boutiques: There are some women who shop with stylists and buy right off the runways and then turn around and consign these items when they are done with them (e.g., socialites who wear an item once). Interested shoppers need to find consignment shops that work with such stylists and let them know that they would like to be notified when these items arrive.

4. Finding Fine Jewelry: It is not unusual for consignment shops to receive fine jewelry and watches and even large quantities of estate jewelry. For those people interested and willing to buy gold and diamonds from a consignment shop, you need to find those shops that provide appraisals for these exclusive items.

5. Frequent Visits and/or Calls for the Most Desirable Merchandise: Since most consignment shops receive new merchandise daily, it is important to either visit or call your favorite shops frequently. At DoubleTake, we notify our clients by text or IM when special orders or a large cache of new merchandise arrives.

6. Get the Inside Scoop on Sales and Special Events: Make it a point to become friendly with sales staff, since they will let you know about upcoming sales and special events. Some consignment shops even have special private sales.

7. Ask About Extra Discounts at End of Season: Many consignment shops mark down their merchandise at the end of a season, so it is smart to ask the salespeople about markdowns on interested items. Smart shoppers can save an additional 25 percent if their timing is good.

8. Politically Correct Furs: For those women who value the luxury and warmth of a fur coat, but have an issue with buying new, consignment shops present a way to get a beautiful fur at a great price without directly impacting the demand.

9. New Merchandise from Local Boutiques and Manufacturers: Some boutiques prefer to consign their end of season merchandise as opposed to running deep sales, since they are concerned with the image of running such sales. Additionally, some manufacturers prefer to work with consignment shops vs. discounters for the same reason. The best consignment shoppers know that the higher end consignment shops tend to get this type of merchandise.

Here are just a few examples from thousands of amazing values recently available:

Prada Vest Retail: $800 DoubleTake: $270
MaxMara Dress Retail: $520 DoubleTake: $176
Gender Bias Retail: $350 DoubleTake: $135
Tory Burch Pant Retail: $250 DoubleTake: $80
Shoshanna Top Retail: $175 DoubleTake: $29
Roberto Coin Earring Retail: $98 DoubleTake: $25

Not near a store? Request a home visit or go to www.edoubletake.com .

Marci Kessler and other expert employees have flown across the globe as part of the store's unique consignment concierge service. They'll visit a home, TV studio or movie set to review and pick up preferred high fashion clothing and accessories.

If you have items or full wardrobes you'd like to turn into cash, visit www.edoubletake.com .

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Business, Women's Interests

Pathbuilders ‘Women of Influence’ Panelists Discuss Opportunities, Challenges for Women in Leading Organizations

Author: Pathbuilders, Inc.
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia (ATLANTA, Ga.)  | Thu, 24 Mar 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “With more than 100 women in attendance, Pathbuilders presented a program entitled 'Women of Influence - Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders.' The sold-out event was held on Friday, March 11 and featured lively and thought-provoking conversation among panelists, along with energetic audience Q&A.”



A R T I C L E:

With more than 100 women in attendance, Pathbuilders® presented a program entitled "Women of Influence - Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders." The sold-out event was held on Friday, March 11 and featured lively and thought-provoking conversation among panelists, along with energetic audience Q&A.

Panelists included Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard; Kris Wooten, SVP, Finance at CNN Worldwide; and Sharon James Jordan, SVP, Operations & Systems at Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc. The conversation was moderated by Laura Lee Gentry, Vice President, Talent, Strategy & Implementation, CSM Bakery Supplies North America.

Gentry asked panelists to comment on topics ranging from professional development to work-life integration to career planning.

"One of the most impactful learning experiences of my career was participating in an individualized leadership development program," said Wooten. "The opportunity to have access to a network of my peers opened the door for me to shared resources, effective feedback, and new learnings."

Panelists discussed the opportunities and challenges facing women in male-dominated organizations, as well as the role mentoring plays in moving women forward to reach senior-level leadership.

"It is important to seek female and male mentors from across functional areas and various levels," said Jordan. "I have benefited tremendously from these experiences, and I now passionately work to pay it forward as a mentor to others."

The Continua® program, which sponsored the event, is designed for women who have graduated from one of Pathbuilders' external mentoring programs. Through Continua, graduates benefit from exposure to leading-edge business practices and speakers, access to a diverse network of business professionals and the opportunity to share experiences with peers.

About Pathbuilders Inc.:

Pathbuilders partners with Fortune-ranked organizations to develop high-performing individuals through mentoring, executive development programs and consulting. Through highly-customized talent management offerings, Pathbuilders accelerates the career growth of individuals and directly contributes to bottom line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its leadership team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential men and women in forward thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with more than 3,000 professionals from more than 300 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, college and universities, and government agencies.

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Business, Regional Events, Women's Interests

Pathbuilders President Helene Lollis Selected as Subject Matter Expert for The Wall Street Journal’s Women In The Economy Conference

Author: Pathbuilders, Inc.
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia (ATLANTA, Ga.)  | Wed, 16 Mar 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Pathbuilders is pleased to announce that Helene Lollis will serve as a subject matter expert for the Mid-Career Stage Working Group for The Wall Street Journal's Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy.”



A R T I C L E:

Pathbuilders is pleased to announce that Helene Lollis will serve as a subject matter expert for the Mid-Career Stage Working Group for The Wall Street Journal's Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy (www.womeninecon.wsj.com).

This unique, highly interactive working session takes place on April 4-6, 2011 in Palm Beach, Fla. The invitation only event will bring together CEOs, policymakers, and industry experts for an action-oriented discussion about how to fully utilize the talents of women in the economy.

The program consists of dynamic working groups focused on specific industries (finance, technology, science and health care, law, government and media) as well as core career development issues (education, entry level, mid career, workplace culture, entrepreneurship, and glass ceiling). Top Journal editors will moderate each session, and participants will collaborate to develop concrete, actionable solutions.

Lollis will join 150 influential men and women who will participate in the task force, including:
* Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court Justice (retired)
* Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank
* Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania
* Dr. Julie Gerberding, president of Merck Vaccines.

The Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com will publish a special worldwide report discussing the task force findings and original research after the event.

About Pathbuilders Inc.:

Pathbuilders(R) partners with Fortune-ranked organizations to develop high-performing individuals through mentoring, executive development programs and consulting. Through highly-customized talent management offerings, Pathbuilders accelerates the career growth of individuals and directly contributes to bottom line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its leadership team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential men and women in forward thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with more than 3,000 professionals from more than 300 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, college and universities, and government agencies.

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Women's Interests

Pathbuilders Welcomes Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard to ‘Women of Influence’ Panel

Author: Pathbuilders, Inc.
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia (ATLANTA, Ga.)  | Thu, 03 Mar 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Pathbuilders® is pleased to introduce its distinguished panelists for the Continua® 'Women of Influence - Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders' program on Friday, March 11. The panel will include Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard; Kris Wooton, SVP, Finance at CNN Worldwide; and Sharon James Jordon, SVP, Operations & Systems at Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc.”



A R T I C L E:

Pathbuilders® is pleased to introduce its distinguished panelists for the Continua® "Women of Influence - Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders" program on Friday, March 11. The panel will include Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard; Kris Wooton, SVP, Finance at CNN Worldwide; and Sharon James Jordon, SVP, Operations & Systems at Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc.

Continua is designed for women who have graduated from one of Pathbuilders' external mentoring programs. Through Continua, graduates benefit from exposure to leading-edge business practices and speakers, access to a diverse network of business professionals and the opportunity to share experiences with peers.

According to studies by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, 58 percent of all bachelor degrees earned in the United States are awarded to women, and 50 percent of management and professional roles are held by women. In spite of this progress, females represent only three percent of CEOs and 15 percent of board directors at Fortune 500 firms. Women hold 14 percent of senior executive positions and eight percent are top earners in their companies. These numbers have remained largely unchanged for several years.

Join Pathbuilders as we bring together seasoned executives who will share their experiences and insights as female leaders in male dominated industries and organizations. They will discuss their career paths, keys to success, and lessons learned as they beat the odds.

What: Continua® Women of Influence - Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders

Where: Villa Christina
4000 Summit Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319

When: Friday, March 11, 2011 (7:30am - 9:30am).

RSVP on or before March 7, 2011. The cost to attend is $30 and guests may register for this event at www.pathbuilders.com .

About Pathbuilders Inc.:

Pathbuilders partners with Fortune-ranked organizations to develop high-performing individuals through mentoring, executive development programs and consulting. Through highly-customized talent management offerings, Pathbuilders accelerates the career growth of individuals and directly contributes to bottom line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its leadership team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential men and women in forward thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with more than 3,000 professionals from more than 300 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, college and universities, and government agencies.

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NonProfit and Charities, Women's Interests

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Girl Scouts of the USA

Author: Gingrich Foundation
Dateline: Washington, District of Columbia (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  | Wed, 02 Mar 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “In honor of Women's History Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected Girl Scouts of the USA as its Charity of the Month for March. Girl Scouts of the USA has become a premier leadership experience for young women since its founding in March 1912 when founder Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low saw the need to mentor and encourage girls.”



A R T I C L E:

In honor of Women's History Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected Girl Scouts of the USA as its Charity of the Month for March. Girl Scouts of the USA has become a premier leadership experience for young women since its founding in March 1912 when founder Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low saw the need to mentor and encourage girls to embrace their talents and make their mark on the world.

Today, 2.3 million girls in the United States, from kindergarten to high school, participate in Girl Scouting, composing part of a worldwide family of 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 145 countries. Girl Scouts of the USA has a total of 3.2 million members, including adult volunteers.

"Our family has been actively involved in the Girl Scouting program for many years," said Callista Gingrich, President of the Gingrich Foundation. "Girl Scouts of the USA provides an opportunity for girls to develop courage, confidence, and character. We are pleased to recognize the Girl Scouts of the USA as Charity of the Month and encourage others to join us in supporting their valuable efforts."

"We greatly appreciate the support of the Gingrich Foundation," says Timothy Higdon, Chief of External Affairs of Girl Scouts of the USA. "Support for Girl Scouts provides tremendous opportunities for girls to reach their leadership potential making the country and world a better place. We are grateful to the Gingrich family and Foundation for supporting Girl Scouts and choosing our work as the Charity of the Month."

Girl Scouting underscores the importance of respect and responsibility - of honing a girl's courage, strength, and honesty. Girl Scouts of the USA places a strong emphasis on academics, encouraging young girls to develop an early appreciation for academic excellence and lifelong learning.

The Gingrich Foundation is a domestic non-profit corporation founded by Callista and Newt Gingrich to support charitable purposes.

Support Girl Scouts of the USA: http://www.girlscouts.org/support/ .

Volunteer with Girl Scouts of the USA: http://www.girlscouts.org/for_adults/volunteering/ .

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NonProfit and Charities, Women's Interests

Emerge Scholarships Inc. Announces 2011 Advisory Board

Author: Emerge Scholarships, Inc.
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia (ATLANTA, Ga.)  | Mon, 31 Jan 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Emerge Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to deserving women, welcomes the members of its 2011 Advisory Board. Emerge provides scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant challenges and who give back to their communities.”



A R T I C L E:

Emerge Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to deserving women, welcomes the members of its 2011 Advisory Board. Emerge provides scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant challenges and who give back to their communities.

Advisory Board members will serve as ambassadors to Atlanta's business and philanthropic communities, as well as lend their talents and expertise to Emerge. The community is invited to meet members of the new Advisory Board and Board of Directors during Emerge's annual scholarship luncheon on March 2nd. For more information or to register, visit http://www.emergescholarships.org/whatsemerging/scholarship.php .

The 2011 Advisory Board includes:
* Sarah O'Brien, president and CFO, O'Brien & Company; Advisory Board Chair
* Dan Bauer, CFO, CardioMEMS, Inc.
* Greg Casagrande, Independent Technology Consultant
* Kevin Dotts, Financial Executive
* David Ferguson, principal, D.S. Ferguson Enterprises LLC
* G. W. "Bill" Holden, principal, Holden & Associates
* Sharon James Jordan, senior vice president of operations & systems, Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc.
* Helene Lollis, president, Pathbuilders
* Ellen Macht, nonprofit merger consultant
* Maria Mazursky, founder and CEO, TourDeFIT.com
* Susan Morgan, vice president, Franchise Food & Beverage, IHG
* Sean O'Brien, partner, TWO Capital Partners
* David Panton, partner, Navigation Capital Partners
* Anthony Rabb, CFO and executive vice president of finance, Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services
* Alison Rand, executive vice president and CFO, Primerica
* Pamela Short Jenkins, senior vice president of internal audit, Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc.
* Mark St. Clare, Member of the Board - Websense and Auxilio
* Angela Strickland, director of energy efficiency, Georgia Power
* Jacqueline Welch, senior vice president of human resources, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
* William K Whitner, partner, litigation department, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
* Jennifer Langley, principal, Jennifer Langley Events; Advisory Board Administrator.

Advisory Board member biographies and photos are available at http://www.emergescholarships.org/about/advisory2011.php .

About Emerge:

Emerge was founded in 2001 and was granted 501(c)(3) status in 2002. Through academic scholarships, Emerge supports deserving women who have demonstrated a deep commitment to reaching their educational goals and who are giving back to their communities. Emerge is funded solely through corporate and individual contributions. One hundred percent of those financial contributions are used to directly fund scholarships.

Emerge empowers women to advance professionally and become economically self-sufficient - not only for themselves, but also for the benefit of their families and their communities. To apply for a scholarship, or to make a tax-exempt donation, visit www.emergescholarships.org .

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