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May 2011

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Generous Community MemberWomen of the World would like to thank the beautiful community member Joyce for her donation of household goods to refugee families.  While Joyce is moving to the southeast, her donations will remaining in Utah and are much appreciated.

Thank you Joyce!

 

 

Educating Women to Build Skills
Job Fair for Utah Refugee Women

Employment Seminar

In order to start our women in the right direction in the United States, they need to be gainfully employeed.  On Friday, 20 May 2011, with the help of the Department of Workforce Services, Women of the World conducted a workshop to prepare our members for the job hunting and interviewing process.  As an incentive, this workshop was a prerequisite for the job fair to be held the following Saturday.

The DWS and Women of the World supplied no-nonsense advice to the refugee community on topics ranging from the proper format of a resume to the value of hygiene and a strong handshake in making a first impression.  WoW members were given handouts constructed directly from the feedback of companies invited to the select job fair.

The Women of the World members have numerous differentiating strengths including their language flexibility, strong work-ethic, and happiness with a renewed life in America.  Employers that are willing to help our members better their English skills, develop employment skills, and integrate into their teams will be encouraged by the success their organizations achieve as a result.

For more information on how your organization can hire a new refugee client of the Women of the World, feel free to contact us on our contact page or talk to our employment specialist at (801) 648 – WOW2.

 

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Mother's Day with Women of the WorldThis Sunday not even a downpour could keep the Women of the World nonprofit organization from celebrating the gifts that each of us has received from our life-giver, the first person we fall in love with in the world — our mothers.  We met in Salt Lake’s Sugarhouse Park near the lake and while it was a cold rainy day outside the park, the pavilion that the Women of the World occupied was warm with the love of over 50 mothers, their children, and their families.

Women of the Women, whose mission is to support women of all nations in achieving their dreams, sponsored this event complete with a potluck and live music.  Mothers cooked for other mothers sharing dishes that had been passed down through matriarchal lines for generations and in many different languages.  Kids ran shared their stories of what they cooked for their moms at breakfast and how even their most experimental food was appreciated.  Live music shared the hardship and the joy, the love and the loss of Iran, Iraq, and Africa.

Women of the World would like to thank all of the attendees especially those mothers who took time out of their day to cook and celebrate with other mothers in the universal celebration of the special women that give us life and whose love gives us meaning.

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Mama Africa Hot Sauce & Authentic African Food

Samira and Cathy "Mama Africa" - Hot Sauce & Authentic African Food

Women of the World is pleased to market the wonderful, authentic African food products of Board of Directors member Cathy Tshilombo.  Cathy presented her original hot sauce and chicken dish at the downtown Salt Lake City Caputo’s Marketplace.  It certainly was a hit with all that tasted it!