Newsletter No. 25 - June 2021

Broken Chain - Heal Heart
There has been so much uncertainty, challenges, obstacles, along with COVID-19 for more than a year which we cannot control. Our lives have become a broken chain. Mentally, emotionally, and physically we may feel exhausted., stressed, or depressed. It is likely you've heard people say, "When are things going to be normal again." "I am feeling overwhelmed." "Times are really hard now." Although many people returned to work, their lifestyle has not returned to normal.

The pandemic unlikely did not create all challenges, some existed before COVID-19. What we are experiencing could probably be an image identified as a rusted broken chain. It has been broken for a long time. Realistically, there are some things we will never control regardless of what is happening in our environment and the world. However, there are situations we can control.

What is the solution? It begins with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Changing our perspective, our eyes open to find amazing benefits. Believe, there is " hope". Take actions, be strong, bold, and knit together with others for power and support. A broken chain can be mended. Thus, we can prove that "a cord of three strands" is not quickly broken. Positive thoughts, words, and deeds can lead to a healing heart!

Let's review a broken chain from a "Freedom" point of view for a different perspective.
Break that Chain

Since we may not have control over what happens around us, we can control what happens within us. Here too It begins with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Our thoughts becomes a pattern and dictate what we say and how we act or react to situations. Negativity, fear, doubt, hate and more leads to making us prisoners. Quickly change the narrative (perspective) to positive thoughts, which energizes and helps to clear our minds to lead a better life. Sometimes professional help is needed.

Change the narrative (perspective) controlling your situations:
New horizon, learning, and opportunities
come when we say yes to new possibilities.
Networking Events
Say yes to new possibilities...

I am excited to learn, change, and grow.

"We are making a difference
one life at a time".


11:30 AM. - 12:30 PM.
 (Indiana Eastern)
Where: Zoom

You are cordially invited to participate in our monthly Knowledge Sharing Events via Zoom Webinar.
June 2, 2021
"Strategies to Overcome Overwhelm"
You will learn how to identify the stages of burnout and much more
Speaker: Angela Demaree
Angela Demaree
DVM, MPH, CEO & Principal Consultant LLC

Dr. Angela Demaree is a veterinarian with a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. She has strategic planning training and experience as a military officer and a certified high-performance coach. She served one deployment to the Middle East and recently retired as a MAJ in the USAR.

Preregister in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Points of Contacts
Barbara Davis Bass, (317) 797-3644, and
Lolita Hyche, (317) 212-6866
WIN Information
Mary Aurtrey
Network Director
Indianapolis, IN
GWWN Information
FREE Webinar

Understanding Your Period

Hear from leading experts and advocates for informative and engaging conversations

June 2, 2021

June 9, 2021

FREE Webinar

7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Flexibility: Recommitting to & Reimagining Flexibility in 2021

A complimentary, non-member webinar providing a framework for reimagining flexibility and preparing for the future of work.

June 8, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Sunshine on a Rainy Day
Johns Hopkins Medicine

"Empowering Women to Make Informed Health Care Decisions"

Conversation That Matters:

7:00 PM. - 8:00 PM.

Live one-hour Zoom conversations with Johns Hopkins on the second Tuesday of each month
Complimentary. Registration required.
June 8, 2021
Sunshine on a Rainy Day — Avoiding Melanoma
William Sharfman, M.D.
Director, Cutaneous Oncology
Associate Professor of Oncology

See more below


Health Is Infrastructure:The Impact on Women’s Health Care

A discussion of the importance of health to our country's infrastructure and the policy impact on women's health.
Webinar: June 10, 2021

Women in Technology International (WITI)

Celebrating Ingenuity

The WITI (Women In Technology International) 27th Annual Summit — a virtual event to be held June 22-24, 2021 — will feature insights, inspirations, and action items from tech-savvy women worldwide.
Suited for Change

Suited to Celebrate
June 24, 2021
Live: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Virtual: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Arts Club of Washington
2017 I (EYE) St NW
Washington, DC


Multicultural Women's National Conference
July 21-22, 2021

Save the Date


Celebrating Women's Health, Research, and Innovation
October 7, 2021

WorkBeyond Summit
October 19-20, 2021

Women Reimagine
December 9, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Reflect. Reimagine. Recalibrate. Paving the Way to Inclusive Flexibility.
Save the date and make sure to join us for our 2021 virtual annual conference! Our conference is open to members and non-members. Agenda and speakers to be announced soon!
Community Engagement
Say yes to new possibilities...

I am invigorated when I open my heart to care and serve others.

Darfur Needs You Now
More Than Ever!

Darfur Women Action Group, says "no to the silence and conspiracy surrounding the genocide of Darfur. "

"We choose to speak up, remain vigilant and continue to empower and amplify the voices of the victims as we share the stories of those who have been silenced."
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Share and get involved!
Achievements and Recognition
Say yes to new possibilities...

I never know what the future holds;
I dream with great expectation.

All Graduates

Congratulations on this happy occasion.
GWWN is proud of your graduation and special honor achievements. You kept focusing on your dream which outweighed challenges. You have reached a significant milestone in your life. Keep believing, achieving and setting higher goals to fulfill your purpose.
GWWN Volunteers and Supporters

Thank you for every hour, task, contribution, your love and commitment given to GWWN over the past 25+ years. GWWN operates by volunteers without salaried staff. You have impacted and empowered women, men, young adult, and youth.

Your love and imprint were done seamlessly but not unnoticed!
Since you cared, when least expected, benefits will show because you gave from your heart, asking for nothing in return. We honor you!
June Highlights in US Women's History
  • June 1, 1993 – Connie Chung becomes the second woman to co-anchor the evening news, 17 years after Barbara Walters became the first in 1976
  •    June 9, 1949 – Georgia Neese Clark confirmed as the first woman treasurer of the United States
  •    June 10, 1963 – Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” (PL 88-38)
  •    June 11, 1913 – Women in Illinois celebrate passage of a state woman suffrage bill allowing women to vote in presidential elections
  •    June 17, 1873 – Susan B. Anthony’s trial starts for illegally voting in Rochester, New York, on November 5, 1872
  • June 20, 1921 – Alice Robertson (R-Oklahoma) becomes the first woman to chair the House of Representatives
  •    June 21, 1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) plays its first game
  •  June 23, 1972 – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important legislation initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920. This legislation guarantees equal access and equal opportunity for female and male students in almost all aspects of our educational systems
  •  June 25, 1903 – Marie Curie defends her doctoral thesis on radioactive substances at Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, becoming the first woman in France to receive a doctoral degree.
Health and Wellness
Say yes to new possibilities...

I embrace and act on information for healing and wholeness.
Are you in a crisis? Call 800-273-8255 or text TALK

If no. then educate others, share information and get involved.
Start early to...
Raise Awareness to Promote:
"September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness."

Mental Health and COVID-19
Employment, Career, and Resources
Say yes to new possibilities...

I believe the highest and best
experiences are unfolding now.

FCS First
Quantum Research International

Use and Share
Women lost $800 billion in income last year. That's more than the combined GDP of 98 countries

Working Women Face 'Perfect Storm,' Study Finds

A Guide for Women in STEM: Closing the Gender Gap

Closing the gap: How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur

Women & Financial Literacy: A comprehensive, easy-to-read guide on financial literacy for women by women.

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan
This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

See additional information about SBA.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Each year Mayor Muriel  Bower's administration distributes $7 million dollars in funding to qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) in the District of Columbia through the outreach offices of the Mayor’s Office on Community Affairs (MOCA)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Offers relief to landlords on behalf of renters and tenants experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0202 awarded to Prince George’s County, MD Government by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE's service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant.

  • Round 2 opens May 5 and closes June 16
  • Round 3 opens September 1 and closes October 13
Book to Empower
"It's All About Showing Up"
"The idea of this book was created by author Robbie Motter. She has dedicated her life to empowering woman to reach their potential both personally and professional. She is a true living legend and a catalyst for change. She has helped thousands of individuals both men and woman as a master connector. This book attributes just a few ways, what she has taught has made a big difference in the lives that she has touched."

"Every reader from any walk of life will be happy they have stumbled upon this book as there is so much knowledge and value within the pages that will enhance the readers personal development and perspective."
"It's All About Showing Up: The Power is in the" Asking" is an anthology of 45 Individual heartfelt stories written by 46 authors. The purpose of this book is to provide examples of how implementing these important mantras can be life changing."

In addition to Amazon, you can purchase copies from Target, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Good reads, eBay, Atlantic Books and more.

What’s amazing is funds from this book go back to Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs (GSFE) a 501 (c)( 3) nonprofit organization. GSFE uses proceeds to help empower, Inspire, mentor, train and connect women so they become successful Entrepreneurs. Robbie Motter is the founder and CEO of GSFE. Also, she served as NAFE
Global Network Coordinator.
Businesses Organization Changes
Working Mother (magazine launched in 1979 by founding publisher Milton Lieberman, who was succeeded by Carol Evans), National Association for Female Executives, NAFE (1972, founder Wendy Rue), and other sectors previously under Working Mother Media has transformed into Seramount.

Working Mother Media now Seramount, is no longer offering NAFE benefits to individuals. GWWN was an affiliate of NAFE over 25 years. GWWN welcomes your membership. Let us know how we can help you. Read more about Seramount.
Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Jennifer Lockwood -Shafer, President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation steps down this summer.

Jennifer declared: "It is with a heavy but joyful heart that I share with you my decision. The work of the Foundation has been very personal for me and will always hold a very special place in my hear t."

Now is the time for our next leader—someone who is deeply committed to our mission and our community and who will build upon our accomplishments while forging new paths and realizing the potential before us."

Source: Jennifer, President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation

Through the years GWWN has collaborated and supported the Washington Area Women's Foundation's mission in impacting women and girls.
New Interim President & CEO

Jacquelyn Lendsey selected as our Interim President & CEO.

"Jackie is a native Washingtonian who brings more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, most recently serving as the Interim Executive Director at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute."

"Jackie will begin her service with The Women’s Foundation on June 1 and will work closely with our outgoing President & CEO, Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, over the course of the month to ensure a smooth transition."

Source: Pinkie D. Mayfield, The Women's Foundation Board Chair, Chief Communications Officer & Vice President - Corporate Affairs.

GWWN looks forward to working with Ms. Lendsey.
Empathy and Compassion
Say yes to new possibilities...
I envision my potentials multiplying to uplift others.

Condolences to All of You
Let nature speak and comfort you during the loss of your loved ones.
Somewhere in its beauty, you will be overpowered with precious memories and love. Keep them etched in your heart and there you will be at peace.
Pearl of Wisdom
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."
~ Rosalynn Carter, an American writer and activist, former First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981 as the wife of President Jimmy Carter

"Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back." ~ Anonymous

"Challenges sometimes appear dark. "Suddenly", hope brings light, as the dawn of a new day." ~ Mary Greene, GWWN Executive Director

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