End of Year Letter

It’s an exciting time for EverwiseWomen! This program was created as a way to help women across the country reach their full leadership potential.  A year later, we thought it was important to share how you have helped us break historical ground: Within the past year, we’ve gone from one program of 45 participants to 10 programs…

Creative Writing

B is for Boly Lying on my back, the sky is an I-Max theater. Children giggle and cuddle next to me. Women shuffle slow to the kitchen. Nature emerges from the fields. The sounds of settling into the night come in full surround sound. The light of the moon rolls the opening credits and a…

Non-Fiction

The Paradox of Help I’ve met Senegalese people who are these incredibly intelligent and savvy leaders, criss-crossing the district and even the country, participating in endless training and projects, leading the change they want to see in their world. Yet, they turn to me and say things like, “But I’m just a poor farmer, I have…

Creative Writing

Salty and Selfish Once I heard “I didn’t ask you shit” come out of the five year old’s mouth I knew my language fluency had just gone from Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-Advanced. It was a momentous milestone to say the least. Intermediate Advanced means you can understand more than you can respond. It also means that…

Company Blog Post

originally posted at igdleaders.org — Is Africa really rising? It’s an important question for all of us at the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), and one that I paid particular attention to since my daily research uncovered information that dovetailed with many of the relevant arguments. As Corporate Outreach Coordinator, my primary responsibility was researching…