WOMEN OF DIVERSITY PRODUCTIONS INC

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 5790 N Park St Las Vegas NV 89149 USA

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Women of Diversity is the consummate source of contributions made by women to the history, community and legacy of this city, this state, and elsewhere. My first experience with this organization was as an audience member of a project they supported for Black History Month. I immediately got involved in all of their projects and productions. I worked the Shower of Stars with popular performers from the Las Vegas Strip; several Black History Month projects, beginning with Sojourner Truth; and the 100 years Centennial project about women - which became a lesson in Nevada History for me as well. I've been an audience member of their ongoing film projects. The conscious, diligent commitment of their founding president, Marlene Adrian, ensures that no major accomplishment by a woman will go unnoticed in our community

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was educated by their Centennial Project and their Black History month celebrations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get more exposure

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I learn something new with every project I participate in.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, dedicated and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a franchise and have one of these in cities all over the country - or even the world all linked together as one - supporting women everywhere.

Ways to make it better...

I have a great experience every time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds for projects and then the marketing and promotion of those projects.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a wonderful group of dedicated women who truly are members of one of the great nonprofits!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

In 2001 I was looking for a job after recently returning to Las Vegas, Nevada. I found Women of Diversity in the phone book and the name alone inspired me to call and seek employment. As a non-profit the organization works on a very tight budget so no paying jobs were available. I was so impressed with the mission of the organization that I became a volunteer. What a wonderful, needed organization here in Las Vegas! There has been so much history made in this community but for the most part only the well-known are highlighted. Women of Diversity sees to it that the contributions of women who have made a significant mark in their community are recognized. This is an organization that needs so much support in order to continue its good work. I am proud to be a volunteer and an advocate for Women of Diversity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the creation of video and print material showcasing the lives of various women of Las Vegas and Nevada so their contributions to their community do not go unrecognized.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide greater exposure for the important work they are doing for the state of Nevada and find creative and effective ways to keep them financially secure.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the drive and ambition of its founder and its volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and hold a true belief in the work they are doing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

inform the country, perhaps even the world of the amazing women who silently, yet purposely build strong, vital communities wherever they are.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to devote to its cause

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

competition for funding with other non-profits.

One thing I'd also say is that...

please support Women of Diversity

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I got involved by helping at all functions. I worked for the Shower of Stars, Hurricane Florence,Sojourner Truth,Black History Month and many more. I met many interesting people and learned a lot about diversity of women in our society.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

People have become more aware of women in our society and all the things they have done in the past.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more women to write about.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I learned so much about the women in the past Las Vegas, as well as the present.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all diversified

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do so much more for the empowerment of women.

Ways to make it better...

I could have helped more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

more time and money

One thing I'd also say is that...

A great organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Because of energetic and dedicated Marlene Adrian, Women of Diversity has enabled this community to discover the important major accomplishments of the local women who have made a difference. I greatly admire Marlene and what she has brought to this community. Women of Diversity should be franchised for all communities across the country, inspiring women and girls of all ages. Margi Mark, member League of Women Voters Las Vegas Valley

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Event honoring specific outstanding woman; exhibit highlighting accomplishments of numerous outstanding women; historical publications featuring specific women in various walks of life, publication of guide for physical, mental and nutritional well-being.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

From behind the scenes work to actual productions I met with outstanding women of Nevada. I found my own hidden skills and through the support and encouragement of Women of Diversity, self confidence emerged and to this day I show my work in various events around Southern Nevada.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I own a vast number of tapes produced by Women of Diversity. My favorite are, "Women Who Shaped Las Vegas" and "Voices of Nevada Artists. I now feel a part of Las Vegas and the Women of the Community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I was greatly empowered by this organization. I met wonderful, sincere friends. As an artist and writer I received great support and have sold my work at exhibitions organized by Women of Diversity. At these events I was able to meet other artists which was very inspiring. Inspiring were also the films about famous women of the past and present. I greatly enjoyed Women's History month.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting my paintings and books to be known. In meeting interesting women and learning about how other women were empowered by this organzation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do more collaborating with other women organization to create a consortium to develop a Nevad Women's Heritage Center. Also to make more documentaries of famous women of past and present.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

wonderful

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and supportive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

go worldwide

Ways to make it better...

my experience was and is always good

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

to get other women's organizations to collaborate

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am happy that this organization exists and I hope it will expand.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I worked with Women of Diversity for 13 years. I helped with many projects. I helped get grants from Nevada Arts Council, Las Vegas City Centennial, Nevada History Project, Nevada Humanities, Meyer Foundation, along with others. We made videos of Influential Women and created a Wall of Women that hung in the state Capital as well as libraries throughout Nevada. The mission of Women of Diversity is to enhance the lives of women and therefore of society.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with women of many different ethnic backgrounds.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Several years ago, I offered to maintain Women of Diversity's [WOD] web-site; eventually to reDesign and maintain it. I was attracted to this organization due to the passion I observed by Dr. M. Adrian; a passion for truth and a need for public awareness of women who have and do contribute greatly to our community. The whole organization rings true with a unified passion and their message is presented as documented, personal truth. Those who view WOD's productions are reminded and encouraged to become of aware of one individuals ability to enhance their environment, even over and through the harshest opposition. In particular, I have seen Kim Russell portray Sojourner Truth in a monologue at the library celebrating Black History month. WOD was filming the live performance that captured this impassioned person recapturing a monumental story of a woman claiming and proclaiming herself when at one time she was not her own to claim. The production that WOD released can be checked out of our Las Vegas library and viewed by all. The film reminds me that freedom is not free and that I must assert myself to become the best I can inspite of oppostition. As a participant, I enjoyed a hands-on workshop where Dr. Adrian worked with a group of locals. Her focus, her passion, and her profession, "Women in Motion" [also the title of one of Dr. Adrian's books] took our group through motion. I took home the message that simple and proper motion does not have to be strenous in order to promote health. It was a fun workshop and ended to quickly for me. For the 100 Years project, I helped photograph schools as well as update their web-site. Dr. Adrian gives of her time generously, driven by her passion for the projects she works on. One of the first projects I assisted her with was teaching at the local youth center. Her goal was to give these youth a self-expression in the form of a web-page. And as needed, I helped moved whatever needed to be simply becuase I enjoy the interactions I have with the members of the organization. In short, from President Marlene Adrien to its active members, Women of Diversity is about honoring and empowering women by acknowledging past achievements as well as motivating future accomplishments.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

personal growth and awareness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Women of Diversity Productions, Inc. provided well-received videos of programs presented at American Association of University-Las Vegas, at League of Women Voters, at Nevada Women's History Project-So. Region,and in some university classes. The Wall of Women, produced for the Las Vegas Centennial, has been shown many times since 2005. Their videos also have been requested for special viewings, over and over and in northern Nevada. The women in these videos are governors' wives, presidents of the Mesquite Club founded in 1911.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I quite often attend functions of this organization as I am its enthusiastic supporter.I was interviewed for one segment of "Hurricane Florence" video.The numerous videos enlightened me about Nevada women who made a difference in history.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I was given a voice as an immigrant woman and a political refugee. The documentary made many people aware of the struggles and suffering which transgender women deal with on a daily basis. I always received support from this organization with counseling, referrals, and tips to navigate the red tape system in our society, especially from Marlene Adrian.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Obtaining a stable job, a decent place to live, and a dignifying role in American Society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase their visibility in the media to make more people aware of the great job this organization is doing for women from all walks of life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The results after all the support I received

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very supportive, caring, and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help 10,000 women with very different needs and challenges.

Ways to make it better...

It was the best.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The lack of funds in the present economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They deserve the recognition for the splendid work they do, especially her President, Marlene Adrian. My gratitude for her and her staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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