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Terrill Welch

Happy International Women's Day! Thank you for the "Women in the Lead" on-line conference and the opportunity to connect with women and women leaders around the world. Together we will create the difference we are seeking!

janina browarska

This was such an exciting and riveting conference. I was an avid
listener, took many notes and just felt the common warmth, love and
sincerity that flowed throughout.....


Paula Constantino

Received from...

Paula Constantino, Founder
1000 Women Can Change the World

Thank you again for the phenomenal event - It's a New Day!

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Sami Sunchild

Received from Sami Sunchild...

This is Sami Sunchild of Peaceful World Conversations. The conference just ended. I was on the phone and could hear but not identify individuals. And of course could not make a contribution myself as I was muted and not given instructions to unmute!

Appreciation for the good energy of the voices heard.

Question 1 Are there some women in San Francisco who would like to meet regularly at the Red Victorian Peace Center on Haight St? How could they know about the invitation?

Question 2 Did any speak of getting together all over the world - my mission - who would like to collaborate?

Thank you and Pat for pioneering so graciously and I look forward to learning about your next endeavors and ideas

In love and service

Sami Sunchild

Terrill Welch

Received from Terrill Welch, Canada ---

Hello Debbe,

Thank you and your team of women so much for the on-line conference gift Women in the Lead. I can imagine all of the work that went into preparing for today and I just wanted to say that even with the technical challenges, I am inspired and glad that I took the time out to attend...

I have put your blog on my desktop and will try and stop by from time to time to contribute.

Congratulations on the event!

warm regards,

Terrill Welch
Executive Leadership Coach

Ambassador World Leadership Day Canada
March 20, 2009 http://worldleadershipdaycanada.ning.com

Terrill Welch - A Woman behind Women
http://www.awomanbehindwomen.ca and http://terrill.gaia.com

"I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'."
Maya Angelou

Recd from Jeanne Katz

Received from Jeanne Katz:

what a great event! My favorite speaker had to be Dr. Height. I wrote down so many of her little quotes – my special one is “Dialogue in itself is ACTION.” This meant so much to me because I tend to isolate and think I need to figure everything out. When I do get out of myself and start a dialogue with someone, the answers start to come to me, and it spurs me on to keep going! She was just a darling, powerful, “everything” woman.

I really was blessed by the event.

Recd from Sharon Riegie

Recd from Sharon Riegie Maynard

I have sensed the value of such a gathering as one strand of many that will unite women across our country and around the world.

I would love to continue in conversation

I had to leave about 1 pm PT. but will visit the site to see the next stage of gathering and weaving.

Sharon Riegie Maynard




This time I just make my comment very short: better and better....

It will be great if we could have more regular gatherings so that women get consistent renewal to make great changes in life.


Cinda Crawford  (posted at dialogue)

I am encouraged by the purpose & platform of what you're doing. I support you! My aim in life is to give people hope and help for dealing with chronic illness, particularly Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I do this by hosting a blog/podcast website, the Health Matters Show at http://www.healthmattersshow.com, plus Get Well Health Network at http://www.getwellhealth.com.

Thank you for allowing me to participate!

Cinda Crawford

Daphne Nederhorst, SAWA Global

I'm Daphne Nederhorst, Founder of SAWA Global. We give a voice using new media tools to the forgotten grassroots leaders in the world's poorest countries and for them to share their solutions to change urgnet global challenges.

I look forward speaking to you this afternoon as a guest speaker in this event and share the most extraordinary leadership that we are finding in these local heroes.

You can learn more about SAWA Global at www.sawaglobal.com

Andree (posted at dialogue)

Message from ANDREE...
Here is my experience: I was working for IBM for 30 years and retired in 2007 the reason I retired is because I needed to change my career. I worked part time for IBM in 2008 but only did it because it was the easy way to continue without taking a leap in something totally different.

This year because of the recession, IBM does not have any contract and I decided to see this as a great opportunity for me to 'cut the cord' and take a leap to a new career. I decided to go back to school and learn something totally different then IT which is 'Geography and Environment' because I figure that with my project management skills I could possibly find a job as a project manager managing environmental projects to make the industries more green in their way of doing business.

I am not employed at the moment and I am looking for an environemental job opportunity. ;))

Carole Roberts

Contributed by Carole Roberts:

An international example of women’s courage to risk is shown in detail in the new documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

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The film chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace.

This action by Liberian women contributed to the UN Human Rights declaring 2009 as the Year of Reconciliation.

Diane Schwartz (posted at dialogue)

My name is diane schwartz.
I am a recently retired from my own company as a sales agent. i come to this grand event invited by ms. rikki leiberman. u.s. congresswoman ms. barbara lee said, "we need to know what is important for us in the world and what stand do we want to take?"
Yes, ms. anais nin knew the secret..."and the day came when the rist to remain tight in the bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom." it is a process and the bud opens when YOU are ready. there is NO choice!!!

Regarding leadership...we need the "global dialogue centers" to direct us, those that choose the responsibility of Leadership to guide us and tell us what is needed in the world NOW...what can we do for the world?

Rhoberta Shaler, PhD

Good Morning,
This beautiful idea of the "risk to blossom" seems to be decision to shift from "talking" to "walking", whether that is to choose to actively live in alignment with our values, or, choosing to live AS an experience rather than exchange philosophies.

Rhoberta Shaler, PhD
Psychologist. Consultant. Coach. Author.
...leading you to the life and livelihood you long for


Marie (posted at dialogue)

I would like to add my own "opening bud story". Years ago, 1999 to be exact. I came to a pojnt in my life that something just had to give. My grandmother had had just suffered a massive stroke and survived. My mother-in-law was staying with us at this time. My husband was ill and not working that much that year. And I was working for a company that was making me eve more miserable than all of the personal issues I ws going through than.

So, I decided to just quit my job and go out on my own as a freelancer/contractor.

I have not returned to the full-time/perm world since. My personal life had dramatically improved since than, but I am happy to still be a free agent. This past year has been especially hard but I have never looked back or regretted my decision to leave a job that was not rewarding to me on any level.

I don't have any children, but I am a homeowner with a mortgage to pay. And I feel that if you are unhappy in your career or persoanl life than take a chance, get out of your comfort zone and consider persuing your dreams.

Thank you for this conference and all of the inspiring stories. Good luck to all of you!


Caron von Zeil - South Africa

Believe - and it was said by Ghandi, perhaps - so these are not my own words 'the greatest thinkers were not being paid whilst having their greatest thoughts'. Originally, I qualified as an Architect, but have been a full-time mother for 9 years. More recently, I went back to university to do a Masters degree in Environmental Planning and Landscape Architecture. I commenced a very powerful journey, during my thesis for this degree, and which I have now worked on for almost 5 years - without payment, but for the good of all. I have been led on this journey - by circumstance, good fortune, love and light.....

Two weeks after I graduated, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who at 12 days contracted Bacterial Meningitis almost died and was pronounced brain damaged, deaf and blind. Worse still, she could not / would not feed. My life became confined to a 2.5m x 3m dead quiet bright orange room - as I understand, reflective of the creative realm, the womb chakra - and various ICU and pediatric wards. I tube fed my baby for 18months, every 20 minutes around the clock. Then the stress lessened considerably, but I continued to feed her in this way, just less often, until a month short of 3 years, when she finally decided to eat. CT scans of her brain at 6 weeks and those at 3 years reveal an utter miracle!

Zahara grew in my belly for the first 40 weeks of the gathering and processing of the information that has provided me with this incredible transition for myself and for the many lives (globally) that will benefit from the innovative ideas that I was able to formulate, through being 'confined' - to think and solve at least one solution for the planet.

She was born on the Christmas morning, the day after the devastating Tsunami - and today reflects the power of her name: princess; light; luminous; shining and blossom. Her healed emergence is acknowledgement that the environmental project - an ecological reclamation - is at last being heard and understood.

I have had to take all sorts of absurd and crazy 'risks' relying on guidance and direction from all the corners of the world, I have had to single handedly engage in activism to expose the knowledge that my almost 5 years of work unpacks, to benefit the 3.5 million people of the city of Cape Town, and anyone else who will visit our city, and our famous Table Mountain - one of the new 7 wonders of the world!

Today I am in the process of setting up a Public Benefit Organisation to reclaim the very life of this city. I am committed to see this project be implemented, in gratitude to Mother Nature; to the environment and to the planet. Based on the very rational belief that (wo)mankind and the environment in which we exist are entirely co-dependent, I know that I cannot do that without the many experienced people out there, who may be able to reach out and assist.

Until our website (www.reclaimcamissa.org) goes up - there is a little information about the project, here:

I really am "just" a mother - and have literally had to take one step at a time to take on such a massive project, not just from an institutional perspective, but also the sheer physical scale of the project. I am very much in "TRANSITION".

If anyone can assist me with direction or help of any sort - please contact me:

Caron von Zeil
(Cape Town, South Africa)
[email protected]

Melinda Kramer, Women's Earth Alliance (posted at dialogue)

This is Melinda Kramer. I'm so honored to be here with all of you.

You can learn more about women's earth alliance at www.womensearthalliance.org!

Kate Raymond

I have a lot of great ideas from this series- I would want to see if we could get a contact list for all the folks who joined... and in the future see if those who join would be willing to share their contact information- it could be a questionnaire all fill out prior or post call.... ive been scribbling notes but didnt catch all the great resources.

Terrill Welch (posted at dialogue)

Daphne Nedehorst's story about Nadia warmed my heart and inspires my wonder. Terrill Welch - A woman behind women www.awomanbehindwomen.ca


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Thank you to all of you fabulous wonderful woman out there YOU GIVE ME HOPE AND INSPIRATION. THANK YOU. let us change the world together.

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Paula - 1000 Women (posted at dialogue)

Thank you for pulling all of this together - such collabration and sharing of ideas - reaches across the ages and contintents...

Paula - 1000 Women - [email protected]

Marlowe Allenbright

Thank you all.

Here's list of U.S. cable access stations.

Marlowe Allenbright
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Received from Carole Roberts

The conversation today was exceptional.

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