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Economically Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women

Middle aged woman in a headscarf standing next to her tall, adult son in a home kitchen.

Guest contributor Marjan Nadir, Women’s Economic Empowerment Manager at Refugee Women’s Network (RWN), shares the story of Sahar, an Egyptian asylee who came to RWN at the beginning of the pandemic for assistance and how RWN’s program helped her to become a flourishing business owner. RWN is part of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee…

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Leading by Example

This year we have three amazing Board Members whose service is coming to an end after six years and we want to highlight the wonderful work they accomplished on behalf of AWF. The three Board Members are Kristin Adams, Cari Dawson, and Jennifer Hightower. Kristin Adams When Kristin Adams joined the AWF Board, she had…

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Normalizing seeking support for mental health takes collective action

As we are all aware, the pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives, including on our mental health. That’s why this year it is more important than ever to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Guest contributor Asia Hadley, Director of Partnerships for Candid, writes about the mental health crisis the U.S. is…

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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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A New Way to Support Mothers

A new addition to AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee cohort is Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta and we’re incredibly excited about their two generational program that is helping girls to continue their education while allowing their mothers to continue to work during the pandemic, even with school closings. Guest contributor Shanita Miller, Director of…

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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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Staff Spotlight: April Castro

This month we are spotlighting the newest member of the AWF staff – April Castro. April joined AWF in December 2020 as the Director of Philanthropic Operations. As Director of Philanthropic Operations, April is responsible for reporting and database management, gift management, donor relations/stewardship, and prospect development. This role provides strategic direction and guidance to…

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Georgia Women Bear the Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic

In recognition of Poverty Awareness Month, this month’s guest contributor is Taifa Smith Butler, president and CEO of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), a grantee of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success Program. Last year, GBPI produced AWF’s Women Powered Prosperity in Metro Atlanta report that outlined the economic status of women. The report…

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Together: Our 2020 Word of the Year

As we close out 2020, AWF’s CEO Kari B. Love shares how AWF and our community of supporters helped to make a positive impact for AWF’s grantees and the women and girls they serve during a very challenging year. “To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that’s what I think…

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