Thursday, August 23, 2007

Just Build IT!

I just got back from a meeting with Orysia Stanchak, Executive Director of YWCA National Capital Area, NPower board member and client.

I LOVE Orysia's gracious and hospitable nature. She exudes confidence and warmth.

Orysia's newest "baby" is a project called Washington Area Women in the Trades or WAWIT for short. WAWIT is a 12-week intensive, pre-apprenticeship program for low-income women to prepare them for careers in the construction trades. They graduated their first class this summer.
"I LOVE these women," she says to me as we watch her video. "This is a brand new start for them."
Thanks, Orysia and the YWCA for the work you are doing to eliminate racism and empower women. As always, we're privileged to be a small part of your success!