March 07, 2014
We love this word because it so perfectly describes the incredible women artisans we partner with in Rwanda. That’s why we’re thrilled that the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “inspiring change”!
This phrase encapsulates both the awesome, jaw-dropping, and INSPIRING changes we’ve seen in the communities of women we work with, and the way our artisan partners continue to INSPIRE change by re-investing their income and energy in their communities.
(Phew, that was a lot of inspires. But we’re not done yet…)
Our goal is to inspire change by empowering women. Recently, we’ve followed through on that mission on our own staff! As of January 1st, Karen Yelick has been promoted to CEO, thus making Indego Africa an entirely women-led and almost-entirely-female organization (we love you, Yves!)
We also have big (and we mean BIG) plans ahead for this year that we can’t wait to share with you.
Ok…one sneak preview? We’ll be launching a newly improved version of our already stellar education and training programs that will help women artisans become pioneers of progress in their communities.
So to all our readers out there: what inspires you and how will you inspire change this year? Eager minds want to know.