Category Archives: Giving

The Most Meaningful Thank You

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By Maribeth Kuzmeski

The one “thank you” that feels the most sincere is the one that comes from you directly. When someone can hear you say “thank you” – just to them – it feels different. It feels personal. It feels authentic.

If you want to make an impact during this holiday season, consider calling someone or stop by someone’s office and deliver that “thank you” in person.

Why?

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Maria Kim: Working to Turn Homelessness and Poverty Into A Powerful Workforce

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Have you ever heard of a nonprofit that develops workers from poverty to those that have a higher than average job retention rate? And, an organization that focuses their workplace job training based on motivation, love, and forgiveness?

In today’s podcast, listen to how Maria Kim, CEO of The Cara Program and board member of several social purpose organizations, has managed to do this with Cara, a nonprofit focused on providing sustainable workforce development for men and women affected by homelessness and poverty in Chicago.

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Andrea March: Taking Her Experience Founding Multi-Million Dollar Businesses and Giving it Back

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Many remarkable women have made their mark in the field of business, but the truly exceptional ones are continuing to pass on their knowledge to other promising women. In today’s podcast, listen to the insights of Andrea March, a long-time entrepreneur who founded and ran multi-million dollar businesses and is a co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE), an organization dedicated to supporting women leaders.

Andrea will talk about the experiences that led her to form the WLE,

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Dorri McWhorter: Remember the YWCA? An Innovative Transformation for Women Empowerment

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The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social services to a number of different communities. Learn more about its journey of transformation from a 140-year-old social service agency to a twenty-first century social enterprise in today’s interview with Dorri McWhorter, the current CEO of YWCA Chicago and one of the top women innovators listed in Chicago’s #TheBlueNetwork.

Dorri tells the story of how her experience in a number of corporate positions gave her the perspective to find new solutions for the YWCA’s transformation.

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Candace Bahr: Changing the financial success of women

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Going through divorce can be one of the most difficult and expensive things anyone can go through. In this episode, Candace Bahr, talks about the resources available through the non-profit that she co-founded: Women’s Institute for Financial Education (Wife.org).

Wife.org has helped thousands of divorcees across the country with Second Saturday, a program that has provided assistance to many men and women in dealing with the legal, financial, and psychological aspects of divorce.

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