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Woman Receives Hand-woven machine

In May, 2016 at the Voices of Women Conference, 4 Real Women International Inc. was able to partner with There is No Limit Foundation to purchase a hand women machine for a woman in Ivory Coast.

Kabore, seen in this photo was the recipient of this machine. In June, the co-founders of There is No Limit Foundation, sisters Aissata M/B Camara and were able to donate this very valuable resource to Kabore. This machine will ensure that Kabore and her family have food, clothing and much needed materials for their survival.

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Parental Abduction


November 2015- 4 Real Women International, Inc. has established Sundays as #jadaday in honor of Jada Danielle and representing children who are missing due to parental abduction.

According to HealthResearchFunding.org an estimated 203,900 children are victims of a family abduction and biological fathers are responsible for 53% of the parental child abduction cases. No mother should have to suffer the disappearance of her child. For 4 Real Women International, Inc. this issue is very close to home.

Join in the efforts to let Jada Danielle know that her mother loves her and wants her home. Show your support for #jadaday by visiting our social media pages
Facebook- 4 Real Woman International Inc.
Twitter- @4RealWomen
Instagram – 4realwomen
Like, share, or comment on our #jadaday Sunday postings to bring awareness to the issue of parental abduction.

The attached image is the last photo of Jada Danielle before she was abducted.


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Voices of Women (VoWCon15) Open Heart Award.

For Immediate Release

March 2015 – 4 Real Women International, Inc. is pleased to announce Noris M. Matherson as the first recipient of the 2015 Voices of Women Conference (VoWCon) Open Heart Award.

In January the members of the Organizing Committee for VoWCon15 voted to establish the organization’s first Open Heart Award. This award honors individuals whose year to date financial contributions to the organization exceed $500. The Open Heart Award will be granted each year to the donor with the highest financial contributions.

This year’s Open Heart recipient, Noris M. Matherson, is a Client Strategy Manager in the Marketing & Sales Business Development Groupof PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Noris Matherson has made generous contributions to signature 4 Real Women International, Inc. programs as well as volunteers annually as afacilitator for the Leadership Academy 4 Women: LEAD.

Noris will be awarded the Open Heart Award on May 17th at the 2015 Voices of Women Conference to be held at the Roulette Events and Performance Space, Brooklyn, New York.

Space is limited and tickets are currently on sale. In celebration of Women’s History Month, early bird discounts apply (-$3 per tix) with use of code: HERSTORY

4RWI Inc. salutes all its donors, sponsors, and supporters.

Submitted by :Shonelle George, Communications Director for 4RWI Inc.

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So, just came back from presenting a day of workshops with my ‘little sister’, Rasheedah, at the “Leadership Academy 4Women: LEAD“, in Brooklyn, NY!  I trust Rasheedah, impeccably, so I knew it would be both rewarding and beneficial.

Whoah! No words can describe!  Having been out of the traditional workplace for almost a year, it really felt good to be amongst…like minded folk (don’t get me wrong, I love being at home w/my little Kaylee, but sometimes I long for some ongoing, ‘adult’ two-way conversation!).  While the participants, undoubtedly, thought that we were there to share words of wisdom and empower them, what they didn’t know, is that they were doing that very thing for me!  For us!

Our workshops, focused on “Giving Yourself the Edge Over the Competition” and encompassed targeted discussions and exercises around Branding (BYOB, as we call it), Networking 101 (including title=”How to…60 Sec Elevator Speech” href=”http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/students/Interviews/60secondElevator.html” target=”_blank”>how to construct a 60 Second Elevator Speech), and Emotional vs. Intellectual Intelligence!  Now we all know, or should know, that these are critical areas of the work world, no matter the race, age or gender, that plaque the success or unsuccessfulness of many a career, time and time again.  And will continue to plague it!  In fact, I personally shared stories of the results of my NOT having learned the importance many of these nuances or having learned them too late, in some cases.  I gave REAL examples of how those missteps may have derailed my career, at one time or another.

Having arrived at the same destination, but taking 2 different paths to get there, Rasheedah & I were the perfect combination.  I have tremendous gratitude then, for the opportunity to continue to share!  I only hope, that we were as rewarding as we were rewarded!  Where was this organization (of women) when I was growing up?  Don’t get me wrong, my mom is an awesome role model, as are many other woman I am extremely close with. But too many of those relationships came later in life.  Today, I saw woman, ages 18-60, sharing, nurturing, uplifting!  Where would some of us be, without it?  Where are some of us now, without it?  Be clear, the competition IS NOT your teammate!  It’s the other guy, on the other team, in the other like-niched company!  So when your whole team succeeds, everyone wins!  Too many companies don’t get that and set up some awful individual performance ratings that create inter-competitiveness that will eventually cause the entire company to fail!  My 2 cents!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Find 1 women/man to impart some “words of wisdom” to, just once this week!

Now, if this is you, on a normal basis, then great!  You’ve got it!  You understand, “each one, teach one!”; however, if you’re 1 of most, and you’ve joined the rat race, doing your thing and could care less about your tub mate…in other words, you would rather watch him/her walk from the restroom with toilet paper hanging from the back of their clothing for the laugh, rather than share any words of wisdom, then, I’M TALKING TO YOU!

Or maybe you just want to give back!  Consider contributing to this organization!  I was there, so I saw the input & the output…in that building today were some of America’s FUTURE LEADERS! Below are some of the references we shared during our presentation, in the event some of the ladies just happen to peruse this blog.


Source: minimees4.com/weeks-challenge-empower-someone-other-than-yourself/

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