There is a local organization called the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. A nonprofit that supports and aids in the empowerment and development of women and girls. A little snippet from their website:
We stand for social change for women and girls.
We are all bound to this purpose – and to one another – by these simple but powerful beliefs.
Potential is what you make of it.
Every woman and every girl holds hope within her. She just needs time, energy and support to make it real.
When you empower women and girls, all of society benefits.
We believe, and research shows, that empowering women and girls impacts entire families and uplifts entire communities.
I was asked by them to help promote their big event!
Each year the Women’s Fund puts on their Keyholder event which is all about celebrating women and girls by recognizing them as keyholders of change in the community. This year the event is a big one and features Whoopi Goldberg as the keynote speaker!
Here’s a little snippet from The Women’s Fund:
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is excited to welcome special guest Whoopi Goldberg to Nationwide Arena on Friday, June 29th for Keyholder 2012. The Women’s Fund’s annual Keyholder event is a preeminent gathering in the central Ohio area, attracting thousands of people to honor the women and girls who have made a significant impact in their lives. Tickets are on sale now for $50 each and all proceeds are used to provide grants that promise social change for women and girls. Call 614-225-9926 to purchase tickets or stop by http://
womensfundcentralohio.orgfor more information. Connect with The Women’s Fund on Facebook and Twitter (@ WomensFundCO).
The women’s fund also asked if I would answer two questions related to their mission and their event
1. What woman or girl has made the greatest impact in your life?
Hands down my paternal grandmother. She was a strong and caring woman who lived a life full of ups and downs. She taught me that creating food with love will always be the best option. Not to let someone stand in your way and always be yourself no matter what.
2. What is one thing your readers can do this week, month or year to spark change in their community?
I’m sticking with food related suggestions and I’m going to say start shopping at your local markets more often. By shopping at your local farmers markets and business you are helping to keep your community thriving while supporting others just like you.
If your local area doesn’t have one, perhaps start the efforts in order to bring one to you! Everyone benefits from local resources!
Again if you’re interested in going to the Keyholder event please go the the Women’s Fund of Ohio’s website or call to purchase tickets!