The member-run Women’s Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts focuses on building, strengthening, and supporting the development of confident and safe adolescent girls, and has successfully brought about lasting change. Through educational events, grants for area programs, financial literacy education, and sponsorship of a comprehensive local needs assessment, the Women’s Initiative of the United Way is a thriving vehicle of change for girls in central Massachusetts.


Women Changing the Lives of Adolescent Girls!

Reflections on Cairo -- Part 1

So great to be home from Egypt, but also sad to leave Cairo where we had such a tremendous and fruitful 5 days.

New friend, Rena Pederson, one of the mentors for the program, wrote a great article that ran this weekend in the Dallas Morning News, capturing the Bush Center’s Women’s Initiative experience. 

Here is a link to the article, highlighting many of our experiences and takeaways.  She captures the spirit of the week and program so beautifully. Perhaps you’ll be as inspired reading her words, as I am.  Thanks Rena!


Today I did some headshots for the [ Women’s Initiative ] here in San Francisco.

The Women’s Initiative is an organization that helps train, support, and empower high potential, low income women pursuing their own businesses. I am currently enrolled in their Simple Steps to Business Success. The class has been an invaluable learning experience, as well as a source of inspiration for me. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning I am honored to be in the presence of other ambitious, creative, and tremendously talented women.

I appreciate any opportunity to shoot - especially for an organization committed to ideals that align with mine. Here’s to the woman entrepreneur!