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Celebrating Eight AWF Volunteers

Since April is National Volunteer Month, we want to introduce you to eight of our wonderful volunteers and volunteer leaders, spotlighting their amazing support and thanking them for all they do for AWF and the women and girls in our community. Deborah Goodman AWF Board Alumna Deborah Goodman recently retired from First American Title Insurance.…

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Amal Yusuf

Continuing with our Women’s History Month theme “Choose to Challenge,” we’re hearing from AWF Inspire Atlanta alumna Amal Yusuf, who is the project manager for the Employee Relations Center of Expertise at Delta Air Lines. Amal’s story is personal, harrowing, and inspiring, and demonstrates the strength women have, especially when they unite and support one…

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The Courage to Sit at the Head of the Table – AND yet…

Ann Cramer

Choosing to challenge any barrier a person faces takes courage. Taking the first step can be the most courageous one of all. AWF Board alumna Ann W. Cramer shares how she found the courage to find her seat at the table as the only woman on a public board and how having the courage to…

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Holiday Volunteering with AWF Grantees

You can show your holiday spirit this season by helping out one of our grantee organizations. We’ve created a list of volunteer opportunities this holiday season with AWF grantees. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis as we receive information about opportunities to give back. Our House Our House is one of our…

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Finding Your Voice Through Volunteer Leadership

Education activist Malala Yousafzai said, “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” This month’s guest writer is a graduate of the 2020 class of Inspire Atlanta, Nicole Hill. Nicole shares how the program helped her to find her voice to inspire positive change in her community and take the bold step…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tonya Cook & Melodi Ford

This month we’re highlighting two of our wonderful longtime Numbers Luncheon volunteers – Tonya Cook, MS-HRD, CLC and Melodi Ford. Tonya and Melodi have been involved with AWF for at least ten years each. Tonya is a program specialist at The Multicultural Center at Georgia State University. She a native of Atlanta and a class…

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A Dynamic Duo!

Mother-daughter duo Dr. Shelia Payton and Bethani Payton-Thomas are dedicated AWF volunteers. Dr. Payton, a board certified Chiropractic Physician and founder of Wellspring Health and Wellness, was a member of the inaugural Inspire Atlanta class in 2018. Through her mother’s involvement with AWF, Bethani also became a volunteer and they’ve both been active and avid…

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Finding Inspiration to Fundraise During a Crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic began significantly impacting the U.S. in March and leaders started issuing shelter-in-place orders, AWF’s current class of Inspire Atlanta participants were in the middle of their six-month program, which includes a personal fundraising campaign. Questions arose if fundraising would even be possible not only during a pandemic, but during a massive…

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How the CARES Act Impacts Women

Thank you to Kim Hartsock, CPA and Megan Randolph, CPA from Warren Averett for helping to breakdown and explain the recently passed federal relief package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). While men are more likely to be physically and medically affected by COVID-19, much conversation has been had…

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Women’s History Month 2020 Events

For Women’s History Month 2020, we’ve put together a list of events happening around Metro Atlanta to celebrate.  We’ll be updating this list as needed.  If you have any event you’d like to share for this list, please email us at info@atlantawomen.org. Ongoing throughout March Every Wednesday at 6 pm, Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL)…

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