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Review for Women of Power Network, Inc, Charlotte, NC, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I love WOPN. I lived in New Haven for over 50 years and have never witnessed grassroots efforts like what I have seen here. I have been a volunteer with this dynamic organization since its inception in 2009. I witnessed the vision of WOPN come to fruition before my very eyes. From one discussion on Facebook empowering women to stop complaining and be the change they seek. That power seed grew a harvest of leaders who later became board directors. Their passion and vision drew me in; I had to be a part of it. I remember board meetings at the founder's home, IKIA, resturants and public libraries throughout New Haven County. No matter where they met to plan the future of WOPN they were able to execute their plans to drive them closer to their mission. I volunteered at practically all of their women awarness/ empowerment and recruiting events last year and can't wait to see what's on their agenda for this year! Today I am proud to say that my support along with the relentless effort of their amazing board members, their legacy building mentoring program Developing Leaders Mentoring Platform (DLMP) is moving in the right direction!

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

The results/impact that I experienced were during their women's health and financial literary events at the Yale Community Learning Center in New Haven. The information they presented was not only helpful but life changing for most of the women who attended. What was most interesting though, was the number of women from out of town and neighboring states. They are reaching women from all over the tri state with their mission.

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

With all the work they do, it's unfortunate that they do not have an office or building to run programs and events. They are often limited due to lack of funding. If they had adequate funding behind all their passion and hard work I can only image what they would accomplish for the community.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped recruit high school students ( mentees) and Mentors for the mentoring program and organize awarness events in the community.