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May 22, 2012

The Women's Global Empowerment Fund is literally a life-saving game-changer for so many women in the post-conflict, northern Uganda region. Through founder Karen Sugar's vision, innovation, dedication, and passion, the organization has been instrumental in helping women re-discover their entrepreneurial spirit and acquire the skills and education to support themselves and their families in a region mired in recovery. WGEF gives a collective voice to the northern Ugandan women it serves, not only to stand up for themselves as people, but to embrace their power as women in a traditionally male-dominated society. It's rare to see an organization with such compassion, heart, and soul.

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A plethora of Colorado events that let the public see how the women of northern Uganda have personally experienced the results; witnessing personal speeches and stories from women in this region who have turned their lives around through the programs of WGEF.

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Find a way to get more donors, funds, and employees on board to allow WGEF to continue doing the amazing work it does.

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Through 5280: The Denver Magazine, in which Women's Global Empowerment founder Karen Sugar was featured as Denver's Top Humanitarian in the annual Top of the Town issue.

General Member of the Public & I have learned so much from Karen and WGEF about what it means to be passionate about something; she is inspiring in her dedication to the women she serves in northern Uganda. I have helped her put together a book that highlights these phenomenal women wi.