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‘The Magic Question’ – an Interview with Thread Publishing

Here is my Interview with THREAD Publishing:

I do everything with a business partner. And my formula for finding a business partner is very Californian. It’s like allowing the universe to solve the problem. You …
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My Tailor and Me

This may sound like the beginning of a personal story, but the story here is about the entrepreneurial spirit that I like to foster among women that I meet. Katherine Huynh is just such a woman and I’m delighted to share …
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Co-Chairs Alison Davis and Linda Jenkinson with Caroline Bailey

The American Red Cross Gala – Update from the current Co-Chair

We received a lovely note from Kelly Bryson Murphy, the current Co-Chair of the Red Cross Gala. Carry on the good work, Kelly!

From the archives: “Paint the Town Red Gala”

“Dear Linda, I want to catch up with you …
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Visiting the fabric-dyeing and dressmaking studio of one of the WOW entrepreneurs

WOW for Africa, a Social Venture in Senegal

Dakar is one of my favorite cities in the world.  Here I was able to make a substantial contribution through WOW for Africa, a venture created by four of us women, to help small and medium businesses thrive by lending …
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Local WOW workers with the first class of entrepreneurs that we supported

Women Give Life: All the Women-Inspired Businesses WOW Funded Succeeded

The overwhelming majority of the companies we funded for WOW for Africa were women-owned, which supports the fact that women are the backbone of emerging African nations.  Help the woman and she helps her family, her community, her country.

Women …
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President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sits between President Bill Clinton and George Soros at the Clinton Global Initiative

SMEs were the topic on the table at the Clinton Global Initiative

The model we created with WOW and the results we achieved were so successful, that I was invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative to share our approach with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of …
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The Woman Effect Initiative Goes Global

I am passionate about championing women’s causes – empowering women in all aspects of business, entrepreneurship, education and on the global stage.  One of the nonprofits that I sponsor is the Woman Effect Initiative from …
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Celebrating fundraising success at the annual Red Cross red dress gala: Linda Jenkinson, Terry Schwakopf, Kelly Bryson Murphy, Michelle Stecklein and Elyse Adams

The Red Cross Empowers People to Perform Extraordinary Acts in the Face of Emergencies

The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and enables individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Helping people in the Bay Area learn …
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Helen Clark, ex-Prime Minister of New Zealand, currently the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The Massey University Foundation Asks Kiwis Around the Globe for Support

My alma mater, Massey University is reaching–out to its American alumni.  For more than 80 years Massey University has played a defining role in the development of New Zealand through its contribution to land-based industries, …
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