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May 31, 2010

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May 31, 2010

I volunteered with CEO Women last summer, and I had a great experience. Through the interviews I could see the positive impact that this organization has on the lives of its clients. The women, that I interviewed, explained to me that going through the program not only helped them build their confidence, but also it made them realized what were their strengths.

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

in the different successful businesses that resulted from the program.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 31, 2010

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May 31, 2010

I started volunteering after my sister asked if I could do some general office work during my free time. I was amazed at the friendly attitudes of all the employees there. Even though I was just volunteering, they were very supportive and always provided a smiling answer to my questions about the work I was doing. As an indication of their tech-savvy program, I also helped them implement their text message update program, which helps clients stay informed. Several times I got to meet clients stopping by the office for various reasons, and I never met one that wasn't thoroughly impressed with the services they were receiving. Overall a great place to volunteer, and they are providing an invaluable service to the community!

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

Meeting clients, and seeing their progress through their "Store Front Presentations"

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

Meeting new people

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

Energetic and helpful

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

Hire more staff, and serve more clients throughout the Bay Area

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

Before I even met a staff member or client at C.E.O. Women, I was impressed by their mission of improving lives of women. When I met Farhana Huq and the other dedicated staff members and volunteers, my admiration just grew from there, and continues to do so. This orgaization is made up of only the best and brightest dedicated employees and volunteers. It shows in the faces of the women who come here for guidance and training and inspiration. I am proud to be a part of this amazing organization.

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

Meeting C.E.O. Women's clients.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

I have been connected with C.E.O. Women from the first day I came to the Bay Area, going on five years ago. I volunteered through AmeriCorpsVISTA for two years with C.E.O. Women. The typical service length is one year, but I felt so connected and knew what an amazing mission this organization has, that I extended my service to two years. And for the past two and a half years I have been volunteering in other ways, such as advising on event planning. I came into the organization when it only had 4 full time employees (two of which were AmeriCorpsVISTA) and it is now an organization of 10 (maybe more - they keep expanding their services which means more people!). This organization impacts the lives of so many women through their business entrepreneurship training program. I witnessed first hand the connections that refugee and immigrant women made with their classmates, instructors, volunteer coaches, business owners from the community and the list goes on. It's a very powerful thing to witness a women enter a program from a place of "I can't" and graduate with an attitude of "I can and will". I would highly recommend getting involved in this organization, whether it's volunteering or donating, to help them expand their reach impact on the community.

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

many ways. I was able to work directly with women entering the program and learn their stories. The transformation of the women was amazing to witness!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

I worked with CEO Women for about 6 months in 2007 and they are a really wonderful group. They really inspire confidence in their clients. One woman told me that her husband and children now see her differently too: as a stronger, more accomplished person. I love the staff here, the close connection they have to their clients and the community, and the creative ways they find to address education for women with limited time and resources.

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

I am not a client, but I interviewed clients who started their own businesses as a result of their classes with CEO Women. I also helped with the outcomes survey and found that the women really increased their confidence after the classes.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

May 19, 2010

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May 19, 2010

As someone whose own mother immigrated to the US and opened a business still operating successfully 30 years later, I was honored to teach a class for C.E.O. Women. Their staff members together make an intelligent, organized, and dedicated team that is passionate about empowering women. Recognizing the pivotal role women play in immigrant communities, C.E.O. Women is working hard to create a model of change that, as the organization grows and matures, can have an enormous impact on the economic, cultural and psychological health of immigrant women and their families. They are young, still, as an organization, and like all nonprofits now, must adapt to the changing landscape. However, of the many nonprofits I've worked with, from one-time volunteer to long-term board member, C.E.O. Women has been the most responsive and supportive in helping me contribute in a way appropriate to my skills.

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

hearing the stories of their clients and seeing the successful growth of their businesses in the Bay Area. Catering companies, copy shops, custom tailoring, jewelry design: the women who benefit from the programs seem to apply concretely what they learn.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 15, 2010

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May 15, 2010

I love volunteering with this group because the women who participate come from such diverse backgrounds and I learn so much about so many different cultures. As a volunteer in the initial sessions, it's pretty neat to see the instructors work their magic and make all the women feel comfortable in an uncomfortable setting. They do a wonderful job of promoting classroom interaction, having open discussions about common issues that each of the women face. It's amazing how much warmer the room feels after that initial day and the women show a willingness to interact more.

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

Being invited back as a guest speaker for a workshop that they conducted. Financial literacy is an area that the organization focuses on and they do all they can to connect their women with professionals in the community.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 13, 2010

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May 13, 2010

CEO Women is such a great bunch of people to work with. I was an intern for them and my main job was working with the database. Back then, I was really interested in learning about the structure of nonprofit agencies and they were definitely open to answering any questions I had. My supervisor was even able to refer me to another mentor I could converse with to learn more about nonprofits and specifically what she did in her career. I was even able to talk to her over some coffee! I overall liked that the staff was pretty small, close-knit, and very friendly. There was such a strong bond between the staff and the women participants, and you could see the amount of care that the CEOWomen staff had for each individual who came into the office. I love how the organization is filled with such a diversity of different businesses and ethnicities. Although I was only there for a summer, I still felt like I was part of a team and family that was really making a difference in the lives of these women.

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

seeing the actual female participants in the program and had the opportunity to survey them about their story and their businesses, and listen to how helpful CEOWomen was to them.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

May 7, 2010

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May 7, 2010

It was great getting to help out CEO Women as they prepared for their annual fundraising event. The work that they do is phenomenal because by educating a woman and providing her with a concrete way to support herself, she in turn supports her family and her community. The training that CEO Women provides is really unique because it leverages technology and gives immigrant and refugee women access to capital that they would not have access to otherwise.

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

provide comprehensive training programs for its students and potentially connect thousands upon thousands of women with the technology and capital they need to start their own business!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 6, 2010

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May 6, 2010

I have worked with CEO Women for over a year and my experience has enriched my life in profound ways. I got the opportunity to volunteer in their program and assisted one of their client from business planning to launch of their childcare service in El Cerrito in 2009. It was amazing to be a part of the transformation of client who had a dream of providing high quality childcare to realizing her dream and becoming self-sustaining herself. I highly recommend CEO Women as a great place to give back to the community but also to experience personal development as a volunteer. I continue working them because I believe in their mission because they achieve real positive results for the community. Keep it up CEO Women you are making a valuable difference in people's lives.

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

transforming client into self-sustaining contributors to society.

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

the quality of people that represent the staff and the clients that CEO Women helps on a daily basis. They are amazing passionate positive change makers.

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

Redefine women empowerment and entrepreneur develop across the US. Their model works great in the Bay Area, but there are so many other areas that could benefit from CEO Women program.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to meet with other volunteers more regularly to compare experience and share strategies to help our CEO clients. In other words a volunteer advisor support group.

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

funding and more funding.

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

It takes courage and vision to do what CEO Woman has committed to doing. I am honored to be a part of such as a powerful movement that empowers women to become entrepreneurs and self-sustaining.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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