Champions of Empowerment: Honoring Women Leading Non-Profits in Our Community
By Myra Stacey
Our community is filled with incredible women who are driven by their passion to empower others and make the world a better place. We’re so proud to support the non-profit leaders among us, who work tirelessly to break barriers and provide assistance to those in need.
These women are truly remarkable – their dedication inspires us. We hope to fuel their momentum by spotlighting their achievements as they continue striving toward their goals across many fields.
Together, we will keep cheering each other on. Our non-profit members’ work is so important, and their spirit motivates us all to bring more light into the world. As a community, we will keep nurturing each other’s dreams and lifting each other up. There is so much good we can do when we come together.
Here, we celebrate the incredible contributions of our esteemed members, who are on a mission to make a lasting difference in the lives of women everywhere.
Suzi Freeman | NAWBO Phoenix
Suzi Freeman, an Executive Teen Coach, a mom of five, and a grandma, is also the President of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Phoenix. NAWBO Phx is all about helping women-owned businesses grow in Phoenix, Arizona and its surrounding communities. It works to strengthen wealth, create the capacity of members, and promote economic development within the Phoenix entrepreneurial community. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. NAWBO is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. NAWBO’s strength comes from the diversity of its membership – all sizes from sole proprietorship to hundreds of employees; every industry from construction, importers, and retailers to service providers – and in all areas of the country. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners, and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility.
Tami Kent | NOMORE
Dr. Sharon Jones | Dottie Rose Foundation
The Dottie Rose Foundation creates a supportive algorithm to close the gender gap for females in the field of technology and computer sciences. We provide connections between academics, business, and community to move girls forward in their educational and personal development. Our breadth of curriculum, the unique experiences we create, and the unmatched human connection to technology is what sets us apart. Providing girls with an educational environment that does not fit current computer science stereotypes increases their interest in computer science courses and provides grounds for interventions to help reduce gender disparities in computer science enrollment. We are changing the conversation of what it means to be a woman in technology and, more specifically, a woman in computer science.