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WOMEN, WORDS, & WISDOM

Women, Words, & Wisdom

We are professional women who also are moms and now most are grandmoms. We are or have been a college professor, a business executive, an owner of a high-end women's clothing store, a PanAm stewardess, an executive coach, an international tour guide, an owner of a video production company, and a graphic designer, who is also a pilot. We didn't all know each other then, though we live within miles of each other, but what we had in common was both a love of reading and a yen for making new friends in the process.

In 2011 one of our members joined with a friend to start a website, www.goodbooksgoodworks.com and encouraged us to read the book, Half the Sky. After reading Half the Sky, we were so touched and unnerved by the plight of the girls and women in the real stories the authors shared, it moved us to donate to help women and girls in need. It is now something we do once a year. We always had a holiday festive end-of-year party and exchanged fun little gifts. But now we donate too. We each take turns being the one to choose the charity or organization we give to. The past 4 years we have given to centers for Children in Need, La Casa de la Madros who help women at risk of physical abuse, the Fistula Foundation, and a direct link to a foundation in Haiti: St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, where one of our member's relatives has worked for 30 years. No one need see what the other gives. It is totally voluntary and up to each of us what we give.

We hope our book group will inspire other book groups to do the same. They can go to http://goodbooksgoodworks.com and its Facebook page for more ideas. There are thousands, probably millions of women in book groups. We can make a huge difference!!

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