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IWDC Events

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 Project: Pipeline.

CAMP-Fall 2009

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.