Greetings Ladies of DU!
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new DU initiative, Women of Influence. Our goal is to explore opportunities for more women to become actively engaged in DU, and opportunities for those women who are already actively engaged to be even more influential within our organization. Our belief is that there are no limitations to what women can accomplish, particularly if we work together to support and encourage one another.
To that end, we are beginning a listening campaign to identify the different roles women currently play within DU, and to better understand women’s interest in greater levels of involvement and influence. We envision developing an online forum or other such mechanism for women to discuss the role they have or would like to play in DU, and the level of influence they would like to have in our organization. We hope to have this initiative established sometime in early summer.
We would like to invite you to participate in this initiative by joining the growing network of women, both volunteers and staff, who want to participate in this network. Joining is easy. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add your name to our distribution list.
We realize this is a small first step, but we believe that reaching out and starting an inclusive dialog will generate enthusiasm for future action to support women leaders in our organization. Please feel free to share this invitation with other DU volunteers and staff who might be interested in being part of the network.
Thank you in advance for your support with this initiative. We welcome your feedback and hope all of you will join the future dialog as it unfolds. We believe any woman can be a Woman of Influence; sometimes she simply needs to be invited to participate. Imagine what we can do collaboratively.
Please contact Jan or Peggy if you have any questions about this initiative.
Very ably assisted by Ashley Lewis, DU Canada