Monthly E-Newsletter July 2012

Website Spotlight


Every Woman Southeast is  working to build our social media presence. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. We also have a blog – Have you read our post about playing a “life-sized” life course game? We will be sharing updates on our activities, information on innovative programs, and resources for professionals.


Have something you’d like to blog about? Interested in helping us keep our Facebook posts current? We’d love your help on our communications committee. Email Sarah to connect.


What is Pinterest, you ask? If you don’t know then you MUST check it out. Click here for some top reasons why WOMEN love Pinterest.


Featured Article


A few weeks ago, The Atlantic featured a very interesting article by Anne-Marie Slaughter called, "Why Women Still Can’t Have it All." The author highlights some critical points about women’s leadership, work and motherhood. This read is sure to make you want to talk with friends and colleagues. Click here to read the article.


Special Thanks


THANK YOU to Jessye Brick who has been a summer intern extraordinaire! While Jessye’s formal internship ends July 9, we’ve convinced her to join the communications committee. Thanks Jessye for your hard work in getting us connected and organized.


Getting Connected


Every Woman Southeast aims to link states in our region so that they can learn from each other’s experiences and work together to find solutions to common challenges. Stronger connections result in more resources, ideas, and opportunities. Weaving networks is key to our success. Please read below for some ways you can make this happen.


In EWSE news, our leadership team, state teams and committees are beginning to convene. Thank you to everyone who has offered to serve! There are still seats at the table at all of our state teams – please email Jessye Brick if you’d like to join. Over the next month we’ll be focusing on finding an evaluator and issuing our pilot project request for proposals. We will have a very short turnaround time for the RFA, so please stay tuned.


Network Mapping

Over the next few weeks, we will be working with the state teams to develop network maps. These maps will show the nodes (people, groups, and organizations) that each state team is connected to. Nodes are connected by links, which can be relationships, flows, or transactions. In order to develop these maps, we will ask team members where they get ideas and expertise, who they collaborate with, what listservs they receive, and who they disseminate information to. To learn more about our network mapping plan click here.


Featured State: Kentucky


Please take a few minutes to learn more about the great work underway in Kentucky. Click here to read their webpage. You can also learn more about three of their state team members and leaders on our blog:

Take the State Challenge!


Every Woman Southeast will only be as strong as our web of connections. Currently, two states in our coalition – Florida and North Carolina – have the largest number of subscribers. We thought it was time for a little friendly competition. We want to see how many NEW people from ALL our states we can get to join our newsletter. You can forward this newsletter using the "Forward to a Friend" link at the bottom of this e-mail OR just send this link ( to your friends and colleagues – both at work and at home. Ask people to answer the 5 short questions and they’ll be signed up. It’s that easy!

What’s the prize? The state with the most new subscribers will have their state pie or dessert (or a recipe for a dessert with your state fruit) featured on the home page of our website. We’ll also create a Pinterest section just for your state. Come on y’all – let’s see what we can make happen!


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