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Saturday, April 1
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Enrich Your World & the World Around You!
Happy International Women's Day! As you know
March is the time of year when we celebrate
History Month - our accomplishments and
our past struggles, and our present issues, our
future visions. Although the US it
barely makes a blip on the radar, today, March 8th,
is a day that
is celebrated and recognized in many countries
around the world as a true holiday. Last month we
the voices of three amazing women: Betty
Coretta Scott King and Wendy
honor their work and contribution to our history.
In March 2006, more than 40 years since Betty
Friedan ignited the women's movement with her
book "The Feminine Mystique," women in this
have more choices than they've ever had.
We often forget that there was a time when we had
no choice and were viewed as second class citizens -
we were not allowed to choose who we married,
have our own bank account, vote for
President, live independently or earn our own
Things that we take for granted (and, granted,
things that to this day are certainly not perfect)
to us only
after years of courageous, strong and inspiring
challenged the status quo of what it meant to
woman and the rights we were entitled to as
Where are we now? How do you define
yourself as a woman and use the choices that you
have been given? As we journey
Women's History Month, and on to the
of Spring, it's a good time to evaluate what choices
you have made thus far and what choices you can
make right now in order to create and even better
yourself and others. TWM offers you many ways to
help navigate and experience more of this
smorgasbord of life and the choices you can
make in it - and we we hope that you can show
support for our work, especially during this month
to women's achievement and empowerment.
Our last two events are great examples of what TWM
can do for you - on Tuesday January 31st about
twenty ladies gathered for a private Chinese
Celebration at Chinatown's Grand Harmony
we had a beautiful festive atmosphere and traditional
Chinese foods like "long life" noodles, garlic
chicken on the bone, and lotus cakes to ring in the
new Lunar year with good luck and good fortune. We
also got some great tips from Feng Shui consultants
Julie Anna Alvarez and Jenny
Parra to help us
understand how our environment impacts different
areas of our life and ways to maximize the
blessings and harmony that certain adjustments can
bring to it. Good food,
good company and good information added up to a
was had by all....See below article for details
and a photo of the event.
Our February event, My Life as a Black
Dinner & Discussion held at Amy Ruth's
Harlem on Thursday, February 16th was a huge
success! Sponsored in part by
Stay Strong Foundation and Red Tent
Project, we were so fortunate and honored to
the charismatic and inspiring Terrie M. Williams
our moderator, as well as have panelists Saundra
Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin, Tonya Miller
Wood share their stories.
After a delicious
food meal enjoyed by over 40 attendees, we were
treated to a powerful and moving performance by
Madeline McCray, who opened the event
with a her
poignant portrayal of Bessie Coleman, the
African-American female pilot in the world. After
hearing from the panelists, Terrie opened the floor to
attendees and asked each person to share their
passions, joy and struggles. That tone set the stage
for the evening, allowing
for a profoundly honest and candid discussion of
race, relations between white and black
women,incarceration, bi-racial women's issues, as
other universal themes that we all share as women -
one of which was the
realization that we all feel inadequate at times and
have all experienced pain and suffering in our lives.
The conversation was just the tip of the
iceberg, but it really opened up everyone and allowed
connections to be made in deeper ways that one
might expect in such a short gathering among diverse
women meeting for the first
time. We will certainly continue the discussion so
stay tuned for future gatherings on this topic.
Many thanks to
Terrie Williams, Madeline McCray, and to all of the
sponsors, panelists and everyone who attended
for making this event a truly special one! See
These two events alone show what TWM has to
offer - a
comfortable, congenial, atmosphere for
women of various backgrounds to come together to
learn from and be inspired by each other; to take
what they get back and incorporate it into their own
lives, enriching their world an the world around them.
Won't you please take this time to support our
educating, inspiring and motivating women to create
the best life they can? Please join The Women's
Mosaic today by visiting our Membership Page, or
simply make a donation in any amount via the link at
the bottom of this page. There are many costs
associated with putting the
events together and to be able to offer them at
inclusive admission fees. We urgently need your
financial support to continue doing what we are
doing and eventually grow to offer you even
Membership Drive emails will be sent shortly as well,
can also see below article for more information or
use the Donate option at the end of this email.
Next month, just after the Spring Equinox and Solar
are offering our semi-annual Visioning Workshop
help you check in with yourself and see what your
heart truly desires at this time and then create a tool
manifest it! Many women have found new
apartments, started new jobs, relationships or
careers as a result of participating - these workshops
powerful and popular - last time around we sold out
so be sure to sign up as soon as you decide to
Also, coming up on May 6th, we will once again be
having Team Women's Mosaic participate in the
Revlon Run/Walk for Women's Cancers. Last
year we raised a record $5000 for this cause. Please
contact this year's
Team Captain, Mary
Simmons, for more information and register yourself
via the link
provided in the article below.
In other news, TWM would like to welcome our new
intern, Ana Djordjevic to our organization!
Look for Ana at upcoming events and perhaps hear
from her on the phone over the next few months as
we work on various projects. (She speaks at least
four languages fluently, so pick a language and she'll
chat you up!)
That's it for now....you'll hear more from us about
Membership this month and we'll keep you posted on
any other developments, and about an additional
may be doing in April or May. Please be sure to
out the many Women's History Month events listed
under Non-Mosaic events on our Upcoming Events
Women of the World Unite!
Kristina M. Leonardi, Founder & Executive Director
JANUARY'S EVENT:TWM's 5th Anniversary Chinese New Year Celebration!
Tuesday, January 31st
TWM's Five Year Anniversary Chinese
New Year Celebration! at Grand Harmony Palace
in Chinatown was a mix of fun, food and Feng Shui!
Over 20 attendees enjoyed an authentic Chinese
and mingled with other TWM ladies, and checked out
images and memories of our past five years. We also
heard from Feng Shui consultants Julie Ana
and Jenny Parra who were on hand to
tips on how to start the New Year off right! Also
in attendance were five ladies pictured above who
were also at our very
first meeting, a Chinese New Year celebration in
View a description and photos of this and other Past Events
FEBRUARY'S EVENT: My Life as a Black Woman: Dinner & Discussion Moderated by Terrie M. Williams
Thursday, February 16th
On Thursday, February 16th after a delicious soul
food meal at Amy Ruth's Restaurant in
heard from a diverse panel of women from various
backgrounds about what it is like to be a woman of
African decent. In the spirit of our past series My
Life as a Muslim Woman and Corsets & Corn:
Life as a Woman in 1628, over 40 women joined
History Month for an open, frank and revealing
discussion about how race has affected these
women in their personal and professional lives, as
well as a candid, honest discussion of our personal
passions, joys and struggles which showed that we
more alike than we think we are.
It was an
emotionally charged yet enjoyable and entertaining
mix of women connecting on many levels in positive
and encouraging ways. Thanks to the heartfelt and
humorous candor of our moderator, PR guru, author
and motivational speaker Terrie M. Williams,
as a moving performance byMadeline McCray
portrayal of Bessie Coleman, the world's first
American female pilot, the evening was truly special.
We would also like to thank
Strong Foundation and Red Tent Women's
well as panelists Saundra Heath, Yolanda
Peterkin, Tonya Miller, and Tanya
Wood for making
this an unforgettable, powerful evening for all who
Please note: Due to the inability to secure enough
fiscal sponsorship for this event, there were no
proceeds to give to the organization we selected,
In This Together, a grass-roots New Orleans
HIV/AIDS organization that played a large role in
serving many needs of African-American women and
children post-Katrina. We did however send $50
symbolic gesture of support. Please consider
donating to TWM now to help us with the shortfall on
View All Upcoming Mosaic and Non-Mosaic Events
NEXT EVENT: VISIONING WORKSHOP: Using Your Creativity and Intuition to Gain Clarity, Find Focus and Manifest Your Dreams!
Saturday, April 1st
Come to our popular and powerful semi-annual
workshop for a creative, transformative afternoon
where you will make a collage to manifest your
heart's desire - and you may be surprised as to what
that turns out to be.It's not unusual for participants
to start new businesses, relationships, families or
career paths as quickly as weeks or months after the
workshop. If you are looking for both answers and
results to help figure out where you are right now in
your life and where you want to go next, this could
be thing exact thing you need to push you forward
and take you there...
Click here to see all Upcoming Events
Become a Member of The Women's Mosaic today!
Celebrate Women's History Month by Supporting an Organization that will help you get to where you want to go!
One of the best ways to show your appreciation for
what we are doing is to support The Women's
by becoming a member! We want to expand
grow our organization to become a powerful voice for
women, but we cannot do so without your help.
Besides providing general financial
support for the organization, your membership allows
us to garner funds from other sources such as
foundation and corporations; and gives you
perks like reduced admission to our events,
on various products and services, as well as other
opportunities - the more members we have the more
benefits we can offer. The bottom line is that if you
enjoy what we are doing, please show your
There are lots of exciting things
to do in 2006, but cannot do so
without your help!
The more members we have, the more we can do for
Please join at the highest level
today! A basic Mosaic Membership is only
For a full description of Membership Benefits, please click here
Join TWM's TEAM FOR the REVLON RUN/WALK for Women's Cancers
Saturday, May 6th
Join TWM's Team for this noncompetitive 5k race
that helps raise awareness and critical funds for
women's cancers research, counseling and outreach
programs. Last year's team raised over $5000!
Contact Team Captain Mary Simmons at
Mary.Simmons@HarperCollins.com or call
(212) 207-7818 work
(718) 624-1296 home if you have any
Click here to register for our Team!
TWM Needs YOU!
Lend your voice, passion, talent, or time to make The Women's Mosaic the best it can be!
* Want to share your culture or other passion?
a TWM event!
* Volunteer for TWM! We've got many ways
for to you
to help out depending on the skill set you have or
want to develop, and the time you can give.
*Spread the word about TWM! Forward this
email newlsetter on to friends so they can sign up
and become part of our dynamic and diverse
*Become a Member of TWM! Support an
organization that enriches your life and the lives of
others! The more members we have, the more we
can do for you as well as be a force for women both
here and abroad.
*Donate to TWM! Besides actual cash
we need in-kind donations of supplies, copying,
items to help us cut down on costs. (We are in
current need of a DIGITAL CAMERA - so if
you got a
shiny new one for the holidays and not sure what to
do with your old one - we can most certainly use it!)
We are also in need of donated OFFICE
If interested in any of the above contact us directly,
or if you just wanted to be a general volunteer you
can check off the "Volunteer" category
box through the Update Profile/Email Address
the bottom of this page. For information on
internshops we have available please click below.
Volunteer and Internship Listings
Who's Saying What About TWM...
"The Secretary-General has asked me to thank
you for having sent to him the most recent issue of
INSPIRER. You know the importance which he
attaches to efforts undertaken by inter-
governmental and non-governmental organizations
alike, as well as by individuals, to promote inter-
cultural understanding. He has read with interest,
therefore, the account of the recent activities of the
Women's Mosaic in this field." - Special
Assistant to Kofi Annan, Secretary-General
of the UN
"....so happy to have a report on your work - it is
such important work - you are inspiring and
result-producing." - Helen Gurley Brown,
founder of Cosmopolitan Magazine
To read quotes by Past Partcipants click here
KNOW YOUR TWM LIST OPTIONS
Make sure you are in the know about everything TWM!
We have some exciting opportunities and projects we
want to bring to you but need the time, energy and
resources - including financial ones - to do so. We'll
be contacting you periodically about changes, and
ways for you to get more involved. The best thing to
do if you want to be in the innermost loop is to be
sure you've checked off the "Volunteer
box of the Interest Category section through the
Update Profile/Email Address link on the
Since we have a lot of new subscribers, here is the
full breakdown for you:
*PLEASE CLICK ON THE "UPDATE PROFILE/EMAIL
ADDRESS" LINK AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS
EMAIL IN ORDER TO VIEW AND/OR MAKE CHANGES
TO YOUR SUBSCRIBER PREFERENCES*
Please check off ALL lists that you would like to be
included in. To help you know which lists you want to
be on, please note the interest category descriptions
NEWSLETTER This TWM eNewsletter
highlights the past, present and future events and
any other news or information that we need to bring
to you. This email goes out approximately every
other month, and
provides a general overview of what we are doing, so
we recommend that everyone be on this list.
EVENT INVITATIONS & OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
list is for separate emails and reminders about the
events themselves or other information that we may
need to let you know about from time to time. The
frequency of these emails will vary depending on how
many events are happening, how many reminders or
updates need to be sent, etc. You should be on this
list if you want to be the most informed about and
current with what TWM is doing.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES This is a
for emails that will go out to all of you who want to
get more involved by lending your time and energy to
The Women's Mosaic. These emails and reminders are
sent out on an as needed basis for events and
programs we need help with. You should check this
off if you want to know when and how we might
need might your help, energy and input.
CO-ED Events (when men are invited!) If
you are a
MAN, you should definitely check this list off. If you
are a woman, please note that everyone on the
Events List will always get these emails, so if you are
on that list, there is no reason to be on this one,
unless you ONLY want to know about events that
men are invited to....
A NOTE ABOUT SPAM BLOCKING: Obviously,
are not interested in being on any of our lists, please
be sure to unsubscribe below. If you have an email
blocking system, please be sure that you allow email
to come through from any of these addresses:
TWM has the utmost respect for your privacy, and
only wants to have people on our mailing list that
absolutely want to be on it. We do our best to limit
the amount of emails we send, and do not send out
any unnecessary or inappropriate solicitations, nor do
we make our list available for sale.
Please don't forget to take a look at your profile,
make any changes or updates, and feel free to
contact us with any questions!
INSPIRER Newsletter Online
Read all about what we've been doing!
.In addition to the eNewsletters and announcements
you have been receiving, we have a printed annual
newsletter called INSPIRER that you can
to read articles and see photos of some of our past
INSPIRER Newsletter - PDF Format Link
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