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March 2013


In This Issue

1. President's Message
2. World of Difference Award Nominations
3. One Empowered Woman at a Time
4. Does Pregnancy Fail When Walking Fails?   5. Powerful Women in Business Continue To Influence Other Powerful Women

2013 Global Forum

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Virtual Coffee Chat May 2013

News Around the World:

Reflections on International Women's Month 2013 (from Marijo Bos, Pres. of EPWN)

History of International Women's Day

New Members of the TIAW Board of Directors

Terri Hall

Vice President of Marketing


Maxine Westaway

Interim Chair of the

Micro-Credit Program

Powerful Women in Business Continue To Influence Other Powerful Women

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President's Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

March is a month of calendar milestones for the world’s women. On March 8, the world celebrated International Women’s Day with front page stories in many of the world’s publications and bell-ringing in world cities such as Istanbul, Reykjavik and Paris. TIAW in particular joined Global Board Ready Women in celebrating the opening of the GBRW database to Executive Search Firms and Global Corporations around the world as well as giving access to Board Ex for all women in the GBRW database.

TIAW’s board met in New York City on March 8 and appropriately considered the work yet to do in terms of advancing the economic empowerment of women worldwide. Canada’s Globe and Mail ran a story on the creative women who have inspired and led others to success, and I was very pleased to contribute comments on behalf of TIAW for the article.


2013 World of Difference Awards Nominations Open April 1st

Each year, the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award recognizes women and men who advance the economic empowerment of women, whether on a small scale in the developing world, or effecting change in the boardrooms of the business capitals of the world. Started in 2008, the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award has garnered worldwide attention for the high caliber of achievement and change leadership demonstrated by its recipients, the impressive reach the awards throughout the world and by their growing impact. Each year, the awards celebrate the inspiring, courageous, tenacious and creative achievements of the extraordinary champions of women’s economic advancement. By 2012, the word had spread globally and TIAW received nominations from 75 different countries on six continents.


One Empowered Woman at a Time

On March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD). This year the United Nations choose a theme with a focus on decreasing violence against women. Although the theme changes yearly the basic message remains the same. Collectively we want women of the world to live a life of equality and freedom. Freedom and equality will find their place within economic empowerment. Economic Empowerment will only exist once women have developed Self Empowerment skills.


Does Pregnancy Fail When Walking Fails?

Earlier this month we celebrated International Women’s Day but every day we encourage everyone, especially women, to be their neighbor’s keepers in all spheres of life. Every woman is special and deserves the same treatment, love and attention as another. Women with disabilities have the same feelings that other women have. So it is important that we do not look at women with disabilities with awe when they get pregnant or make any sort of funny comment about them. Some have their own fears about what they are carrying in their bellies. I guess this happens to all women the moment they get pregnant, but in the case of women with disabilities,we need to be sensitive so we don’t we add insult to their injury.


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