Women Living Leadership: Give. Advocate. Volunteer. The mission of WiLL is to improve women and children’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of women.
WiLL capitalizes on the strength of women as philanthropists, advocates and volunteers. It offers the opportunity to step forward and use heart, head and hands engendering change and making investments at critical transition points where systems fail and life keeps moving.
Amazing 2012 WiLL Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Vicki Clark
She shared her story and her wit, congratulating and challenging women of our community to recognize their power to create beautiful, lasting change.
Vicki Clark is a senior governance consultant for BoardSource. Based in Memphis, Tenn., Vicki has extensive experience as both a nonprofit leader and consultant. Vicki also has her own consulting practice in which she helps build the capacity of nonprofit, government, faith-based, and business sector organizations through training, speaking, writing, and consulting. She has worked with the Leader to Leader Foundation (formerly The Peter F. Drucker Foundation), Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Prevent Child Abuse America, Association of Junior Leagues International, Association of African American Museums, Literacy USA, and others.
Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Vicki filled several roles at The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, including vice president of community initiatives, volunteer services, and external relations. She has also worked on staff with the National Volunteer Center, the Volunteer Center of the Texas Gulf Coast, the Houston Metropolitan Ministries, Foodmaker, Inc., and others. Vicki also has experience in the corporate sector specializing in human resources and publishing. She is a contributor to Board Member magazine.
Wow, what an incredible luncheon it was in 2011!
See the video of simply inspiring keynote speaker, Tara Sophia Mohr.
Tara Sophia Mohr is a writer and coach whose work focuses on helping women reach their greatest potential in work and life. Tara is the creator of the Playing Big leadership program for women. Her work on women’s personal fulfillment and professional success has been featured in USA Today, ForbesWoman, CNN.com, and is regularly published at Huffington Post. A graduate of Stanford Business School and Yale University, Tara is known for her inspirational poetry and unique approach that combines mind and heart, intellectual knowledge and intuitive wisdom. A committed advocate for women and girls, she was named a 2010 Girl Champion by the Girl Effect organization, and is the US representative in the BBC World Service program, Born A Girl, which chronicles the lives of six young women from around the world.
I believe that WiLL is the fire and passion that many of us have been searching for – a way to effect lasting change for women transitioning to a better life. It’s a real joy for me to see the concept take root and bloom so quickly.
WiLL works to identify gaps in critical services to women and children in our community and then encourages agencies to work together to develop programs that address those gaps. New and innovative thinking is encouraged and those programs that demonstrate the ability to partner with existing programs to provide new solutions are given the opportunity to apply for funds to carry out their new programs.
Since the inaugural luncheon in the fall of 2006 the women of WiLL have raised over $350,000 for programs to support women and children in transition. Read more...