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TWM eNewsletter 
SPRING 2015  
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We're baaackkk! Well, sort of. 


It's been a while since you've heard from us for various reasons (and hello to all those who are hearing from us for the first time!), so it seemed appropriate to let you know we're still here during Women's History Month and remind you that the best way to connect with us on a regular basis is through Facebook, Twitter and CHICKS ROCK.  


We remain committed to making positive change, and are passionate about addressing all that has been happening in the world in regards to race relations, Islamaphobia, violence against women and gender parity. Besides using social media to spread awareness, information and inspiration, we will be producing our own events when possible, but for now we're happy to once again be a sponsor for our friends over at Paradigm Shift NYC on March 19th, where I will be honored to share the stage with feminist icon Gloria Feldt.   


When I founded TWM in January 2001 with the tagline Recognizing Our Unity; Celebrating Our Diversity, it was with the intention of bringing together women who might not normally interact with one another, putting a human face and personal stories to the various differences among us so that we can learn from and be inspired by one another. (Click here for a list of past events.)


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TWM's My Life as a Muslim Woman, September 2002

Click here or on  INSPIRER Issue #1 for full article about this event 

As we reflect in 2015, we acknowledge that as a nation in some ways we have come very far in terms of equal rights for all, but at the same time realize that there is still much work to be done.


We hope to evolve and expand our work connecting women and men to themselves, each other and the world around them by generating awareness of various social justice and global issues as we move through the next decade of our existence.  Stay tuned for more updates about this transition as they transpire...

In the meantime, be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be in the loop with all things TWM, and become a member to support our continued journey. 


As always THANK YOU to those who have already been with us so far -  we wouldn't be here without you! 

In unity and with gratitude,


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Kristina Leonardi
Founder, The Women's Mosaic®
Paradigm Shift NYC Presents "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power" with Gloria Feldt, Feminist Icon and TWM's Founder Kristina Leonardi PS 3/19 event

Iron Jawed Angels


In Fall 2004 we offered a screening of the film Iron Jawed Angels with a speaker from the League of Women Voters to learn about the powerful history of women's suffrage and our current voting rights. 


For the listing about this event click here.


For more information about the film click here

TWM at 14: We've Come Long Way, Baby!
Fourteen years ago, the world was a very  different place. It was pre-9/11, there were still plenty of people without email or cell phones, and the majority of women's organizations were only profession, ethnic or issue specific.  We set out to encompass and embrace all that a woman could be, discovering her own identity by connecting with, learning about and being inspired by the diversity of women around her - and we produced over 100 unique events to help make that happen.

We've come a long way in terms of women's leadership, organizations that have since been created and the more mainstream understanding and hardcore research demonstrating that the empowerment of women and girls are key to making the world a better place. In other words, it's now common knowledge that when women and girls benefit, the entire planet does. It's very rewarding to know that we were a grass-roots part of that effort!

As we continue to transition into our puberty, we hope that you stay connected with TWM through our TWM eNewsletters, TWM Flashbacks both here and in future emails, and especially Twitter and Facebook, which is the best way to get updates on our CHICKS ROCK! posts and any other information, articles, and events we want to share with you.  If you're new to TWM, there are plenty of links in this newsletter to catch up on what we've been up to thus far.

And last, but certainly not least, if you've been on this journey with us especially as a TWM Member or donor- THANK YOU!  We wouldn't be here without you! 


TWM's Visioning Workshop 
TWM's Visioning Workshop

Click here for photos from the most recent workshop


Let us know if you are interested in one this Spring!  


For an article about this event please read one of the articles our INSPIRER Newsletter.   


A big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, joined or renewed as a member since our last



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In This Issue
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Our stories can connect us when we need it most -- wouldn't you love to be part of that connection? So take a look at our guest blogger guidelines and the range of posts our guest bloggers have contributed in the past. Then send us an email with your story.   

 The Women's Mosaic launched CHICKS ROCK!, our blog to provide women a vehicle to express themselves on topics related to diversity and personal growth!
Learn more about us, and check out our posts on travel, stereotypes, personal growth, careers and much, much more! 

TWM In-depth!
Have a look at our four color printed INSPIRER Newsletter online for a more in-depth look at our past programs! Read the PDF's here:

Want to learn more about the origins and history of TWM?   Paradigm Shift logo  









Check out this in-depth interview with TWM's founder, Kristina Leonardi on Paradigm Shift. 

Click here to read Kristina's posts on CHICKS ROCK!
PGG is the email blog of TWM Founder Kristina Leonardi , a career/life coach, motivational speaker and author. Scroll down and click on "Update Profile/Email Address" to get these weekly emails delivered to you directly. 

When traveling by myself in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001, just seven years after the end of apartheid, I had a major aha moment while having tea in the lobby of the historic, old-world luxury Mount Nelson Hotel.

Feeling somewhat awkward in my solo budget travel state, I was in the midst of sipping Earl Grey when something clicked within me on the most profound of levels. It occurred to me that due to the mere fact my skin was white - with the bonus of having blonde hair at the time - I was essentially given free rein to go wherever I desired and do whatever I wanted, and no one would ever question me, look at me strangely, or think I didn't belong. 

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The Women's Mosaic® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates, inspires and motivates women to express their full potential in all areas of life by providing opportunities to connect to themselves, each other and the world around them.  Since January 2001, TWM has offered over 100 unique activities and events that have enabled women to reach across borders and cultures, allowing them to recognize, refine and reactivate their individual and collective power and place in the world. In September 2008, we launched CHICKS ROCK!, a blog that provides a vehicle for women to share their experiences related to diversity and personal growth.

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