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Incredible Women Making A Difference: A Lesson From Breast Cancer Survivors

by Renita Van Dusen

Sometimes I get jealous at breast cancer survivors. I know this is an awful thing to say. Of course, no one wants cancer. But the part that I envy is this: Most of the women I know who have breast cancer ARE survivors. They are living with cancer. They are fighters. My mom was a pancreatic cancer patient, and she […]

New Exhibit – 17 Swedish Designers

by Jenn Jacobson

A new exhibit featuring seventeen progressive women in the field of design will be on display at the American Swedish Institution in Minneapolis January 29th – May 30th! The exhibit displays the suggestion of contemporary thoughts and solutions in developing good design for everyday use. Since all seventeen women are Swedish and from the same generation, they share a common […]

Changing the World for Women and Girls – One Woman at a Time

by Renita Van Dusen

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead I recently attended the beautiful Women of Influence Giving Circle annual celebration event, in which we celebrated our members, supporters and grantees. It was an amazing night of networking with wonderful women in the […]

Giving Back

by Emily Tritabaugh

67% of companies today have a cause program 97% of CMOs view cause branding as a valid business strategy 72% of CMOs say the economy will not impact engagement in cause 40% of CMOs cite an increase in sales/retail traffic due to brand’s association with philanthropic activity 86% of women and moms say it is important for companies to support […]

Giving Something Back: Can One Person Make a Difference?

by Renita Van Dusen

“If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I’ve tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself,” Patrick Swayze was quoted, in an interview with Barbara Walters this past January, having battled pancreatic cancer for over a year. Sadly, Patrick Swayze passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer at age 57 […]