I just received a beautiful, utterly unique early Valentine's gift. It was from Helen LaKelly Hunt, the head of the ambitious campaign and organization called Women Moving Millions. The gift was an accordian-like single-file photograph of 60 Women Moving Millions donors, taken by famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz. It's a stunning photo of an amazing collection of women, and I am honored to be among them.
Women Moving Millions is the brainchild of Helen LaKelly Hunt, and the Women's Funding Network. Thus far, the campaign has raised more than $150 million to benefit the lives of women and girls worldwide. I believe this is unprecedented and extraordinary, but also, necessry. Women and girls still lag behind in many domains of life, and often lack the resources and opportunities to take the next step up. By directing funds specifically to women and girls, through community-based organizations that can assess the need, and provide the appropriate network of support, countless lives will be forever changed for the better.
When I wrote "What is Your Self-Worth," my goal was to help women who feel worthless, to feel "worth it," instead. Comments I receive from readers assure me that the book is helpful. But I'm in a position to give more than advice, and like my more than 100 fellow Women Moving Million donors, am proud to be able to put my money where my mouth is.
For those of you who have yet to determine how best to spend your philanthropic dollars, I challenge you be a special valentine, and give to Women's funds. You can be sure that your efforts will make a difference -- not just for women and girls, but for the families and communities they live in, as well.