Night O' Chocolate 2009 Huge Success!
October saw the IWDC's second annual fundraiser, Night O'
Chocolate, held in partnership with WREI (Women's Research
and Education Institute) at the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C.
Casablanca Travel and Tours, Fieldstone Marketing, Boston
Harbor Hotel, Southwest Airlines sponsored the event, and
due to the generosity of Denise Ferguson, IBEW, Kraft Foods,
Marathon Oil, Allied Media, Chico's, Wisdom and Wililam and
dozens of other local businesses, we had a truly fabulous
night, complete with a silent auction and a raffle. The success
of the evening was enough to solidify this event as a must
do again, so keep your calenders open for next October
7, 2010! Click
here to be a Night O' Chocolate Sponsor!
The Pipeline Project is
gaining ground once again all over the US. In partnership
with Duke University, IWDC will lead the Pipeline Project
in Raleigh Durham November 21-23. Pipeline was established
to train young women how to stand as candidates for elected
office, run campaigns, and move into leadership positions
in both the private and public sectors. It is the goal of
the IWDC to prepare the next generation of women leaders with
the tools and skills to ensure they have a voice in the policies
that affect their daily lives.
In 2005, IWDC conducted a Pipeline Project at Southern Methodist
University's Women's Center, which has developed into a more
extensive program. Partners now include SMU, the University
of Texas-Dallas Women's Center, Richland College, and the
Texas Muslim Women's Foundation. IWDC is working with its
wonderful partners to develop a three-year Pipeline Project
in Dallas to build upon the network of women leaders who have
already participated in Pipeline, and who will stand as candidates
for elected office in the future. For more info on the Pipeline
We are already gearing up for CAMP-Middle East 2009! It was
only a few months ago that our CAMP 2008 delegation was in
Washington, D.C. and it was a resounding success. Our group
of ten women leaders from Israel and Palestine gained a variety
of experiences during their time in D.C., ranging from meeting
their professional counterparts, spending a day on Capitol
Hill, and learning the ins and outs of non-profit and NGO
funding. The delegation came away newly inspired to tackle
the issues of co-existence and democracy building in their
respective home countries.