“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together”

This week:

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time.
But if you have come because your liberation is
bound up with mine, then let us walk together…”
— Lila Watson, Australian Aboriginal woman, in response to

mission workers

03.15.19-1

Follow Up from International Women’s Day…
Empowering Women is Critical for World’s Economy, Says Lagarde…

Takeaways:

  • Increased emphasis on women’s empowerment beyond the important ethical considerations, “represents a missed opportunity in the pursuit of macroeconomic stability and inclusive growth”
  • Adding one more woman in a firm’s senior management or corporate board while keeping the size of the board unchanged is associated with an 8–13 basis point higher return on assets
  • “If banks and financial supervisors increased the share of women in senior positions, the banking sector would be more stable too

By the by…
In finance services:
Only 2% of CEOs are women
Only 20% of Board seats are filled by women
Bias at best. Discrimination at worst!
Glad to be part of an organization bucking that trend and modeling fairness and diversity!

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/03/07/empowering-women-is-critical-for-worlds-economy-says-lagarde/

Love,
Nev
(not a communist, not a trade unionist, not a Jew-though my peeps are sometimes referred to as the “Jews of India”, not a women, and sure as hell NOT giving up!)

In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then… they came for me. ..And by that time there was no one left to speak up.
–Rev Martin Niemoller, January 1946

03.15.19-2

Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior:
‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’
One day last summer, aged 15, she skipped school, sat down outside the Swedish parliament – and inadvertently kicked off a global movement…
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/greta-thunberg-schoolgirl-climate-change-warrior-some-people-can-let-things-go-i-cant?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

and now Greta is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/14/greta-thunberg-nominated-nobel-peace-prize?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

03.15.19-3

Teens Pull Off Incredible Rescue of Boy Dangling from Ski Lift:
What makes a hero?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/watch-teens-pull-off-incredible-rescue-of-boy-dangling-from-ski-lift/vi-BBUeZNv

If You Are Local…
Impact Measurement Workshop for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises in the San Diego community
Here’s an awesome chance for organization’s to audit, build, and understand the impact their team is creating, as well as kick start their impact measurement journey or “re-spark” it if they have already begun their process.
Individuals from all types of industries, will get to see what the value of Impact Measurement is, where along the spectrum of measurement they are currently, and learn practical skills for what to do next!
It will be at DeskHub in Little Italy and it’s free!
Impact Measurement is firmly built on the foundational belief that teams can’t improve what they aren’t measuring. To really achieve our aspirational mission’s we need to identify the critical mission steps to keep us on path.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impact-measurement-workshop-for-nonprofits-and-social-enterprises-tickets-58405283776?ref=estw

 

Thanks this week go to NPR, Ron M, Reem F, and Change Agents Everywhere!
Please pay it forward…
Love,
Neville

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“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time.
But if you have come because your liberation is
bound up with mine, then let us walk together…”
— Lila Watson, Australian Aboriginal woman, in response to
mission workers

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