Newsletter August 2019
"Note, I do not refer to my Sickle Cell Disease fellows as sicklers or sufferers or any name that tends to stigmatization. I call them WARRIORS."
Mail from Josephine Olunaike, Project Leader of Sickle Cell Disorder:
Further to my presentations for the past 3 years on the struggle to eradicate Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and create more awareness on the disease in Nigeria, I am so happy to let you know that Beulah Sickle Cell Foundation was formally launched.
High-ranking visit to BPW Karin Jeanneret and her Member Project Solar Water Pump
After the Global Summit of Women in Basel, Chularat Israngkool Na Ayutthaya took the opportunity to meet the successful Project Leader Karin Jeanneret in Biel.
Presentation by Dahlia Salem
Egypt Business Women Association (EBWA) Conference April 23-25, 2019 in Cairo
Thanks to the digitally managed data from the PILOT project, we regularly have statistics available on the quantity, origin and orientation of the applications received. In April 2019 a total of 52 Club & Federation project titles were available. The origin of the applications can be seen in the image on the left).
Thank you, Daniela Rigassi, PILOT Team Administrator, for your accurate and detailed data collection and analysis.
EXHIBITION MAY 13 - JUNE 30 2019
The show takes place in a 23rd floor penthouse of a midtown condo with breathtaking views of Manhattan.
EXPOSITION DU 13 MAI AU 30 JUIN 2019
L'exposition a lieu au 23ème étage d'un penthouse avec une vue à couper le souffle sur Manhattan.
BPW Leaders' Summit 2019 in New York
The topic of the first day, 8th March - and International Women's Day:
18th SDG: Sustainable Development of BPW
Foto: Regions working intensively on sustainable developmet of BPW
2019 is the 10th year of Equal Pay Day in Switzerland. BPW Club Lausanne, together with the Office of Equality between women and men of the State of Vaud and with the Community of the City of Lausanne, are presenting the exhibition RegART10 on equality.
Alexia Weill, Expert of BPW International Member Projects, is one of the presenting artists.
Please find the invitation to the vernissage and the finissage to this event on www.regart10.ch
The 4th Container Challenge
Member Project A River of Hope by Claudia Doron
Read the newspaper article in "Tagblatt" from January 28, 2019 (link):
4th Container Challenge with snow fall and -2 degrees
How you fit 4 "Junior" goals, 16 Spints, 4 palettes of Solar panels, 60 chairs and lot of sports material and x- boxes of shoes, cloth, office material in a 20'Container?
1. You need an amazing and motivated team!
2. Great example: the power of diversity & inclusion
3. The leader who know everyone & the content
4. The Motivators and positive thinkers who cheer up
5. The Packer with logistic experience
6. The Strong ones who follow instructions
7. The Helpers who are here and everywhere
8. And the cook who is organising a nice meal to celebrate the great effort and the fact that all went in!!!!
Thank you all for your help and to all the donations a huge thank you!!!
Project Leader Marilyn Forsythe presented her Member Project Global Compact at the BPW International Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Bangkok in October 2018. She was invited by our BPW International UN Chair Catherine Bosshart to cooperate with her, and the Regional Coordinator for Latin America, Diana Barragan, invited her to present Global Compact at the Latin America Regional Conference in Quito next September.
BPW Regional Conference Asia Pacific, Bangkok, November 1st 2018:
Daniela Rigassi, PILOT Administrator, with her presentation about "Sustainable Development of BPW by PILOT Tools"
My name is Claudia Doron, member of BPW Rheintal, Switzerland and founder and project manager of River of Hope. Me and my team are active since 2010 outside Kinshasa in DR Congo, where we build the Campus Tala Mosika, an infrastructure for an entire region. We have also analysed what the 17 sustainable goals from the Agenda 2030 mean to us. You wish to know more, support the vulnerable women and their families or simply here more about it? PN me! Happy to share and connect! https://www.ariverofhope.org/agenda-2030/
When I started working at the family industry years ago we had an Association of juice producers and packers with the five Cypriot industries as members. The Association's annual presidency went in turn to each member.
That particular year it was our turn but my father asked me to take the chair as he was too busy with a couple of new projects at the factory. When I said so at the Directors' meeting I realized that my colleagues were utterly surprised and looked at each other in disbelief. Finally one of them said I should not be bothered with such matters and advised me ''to send instead a man from the office”. I gathered all my courage and answered that I will take the chair and if I felt I could not cope I should step down for one of the other Directors to take over.
I was voted Chairperson of the Association for the next 10 years.
Life in Brazil - Online Meeting Sept. 2018
On September 26th Géraldine Crevat, project leader of the Member Project: Online Meetings, organized an exchange on Brazil.
Beatriz Rosa and Lode Saliba Raffoul, BPW Sao Paulo, offered an excellent presentation and answered questions from participants from all Regions.
Alexia Weill debuts in New-York City from October 19 to 25 at 287/LES. With deep thanks to Corcoran Marketing New Development and maoneworld.
Invitation to a special event celebrating Alexia Weill's debut coming shortly!
QUESTIONS which Ursula Schmid, Webmaster BPW Cluster website, and Antoinette Rüegg, PILOT Chair, discussed at their PILOT meeting in Zurich:
- How to replace banal Facebook posts by meaningful statements?
- Women, in contrast to men, do not show their performances. Unfortunately BPW practice this bad habit, too … what to do? See www.bpw-projects.org
- How to realize our BPW goal in a sustainable manner? As sustainability is part of our International Theme the topic will be discussed in a BLOG. See www.bpw-leadershiplifelonglearning.org
- End of August webmaster Ursula Schmid offers a one day instruction: How to create and update a website in easy CMS?
The PILOT Team Members Catherine Bosshart, Daniela Rigassi, Ursula Schmid and Antoinette Rüegg met before the Annual Meeting of BPW Switzerland.
They prepared the paper which asks the Delegates and participants of the meeting
The PILOT concept has developed.
The new name BPW Project Pool unifies the 3 tools
You find all information and registration forms on www.bpw-projectpool.org
A huge shopping bag, bright red, soft and flexible, with a big writable area for messages of solidarity! This creation was presented in Lausanne last week by BPW Alexia Weill and members of BPW Club Lausanne.
With this work of art Alexia Weill, BPW Expert for Art and Sculpture within the BPW Project Pool, has created a sculpture in view of the near 24th of February, the 10th anniversary of the Equal Pay Day in Switzerland.
Invitation of Géraldine Crevat, Member Project Leader of “International Mobility” and “Online Meetings”, to her next intercontinental online Skype meeting:
Past International President Liz Benham
will speak about
American women’s way of life and her concerns
Wednesday, 21st February,
9 pm, Central European Time CET
For registrations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: Sunday, 18 February 2018
The international Vice President Catherine Bosshart met the PILOT Team members, Antoinette Rüegg, PILOT Chair, Daniela Rigassi, PILOT Administrator, and Ursula Schmid, PILOT Webmaster, in Zurich.
The international President Amany Asfour and the Vice President Catherine Bosshart (s. photo) greeted the participants of the intercontinental Online Meeting “International Mobility” about Uganda.
New BPW International President Dr. Amany Asfour signed as one of her first official acts an "Appreciation Award for Outstanding Commitment" for Ursula Schmid.
Visiting Karin Jeanneret, BPW Biel / Switzerland and her booth.
Karin is presenting her Member Project „Solar Water Pump“.
On the foto Karin (sitting), from left to right: Vroni Rohrbach; Daniela Rigassi; Claire-Marie Kabore, President BPW Ouagadougou; Dr. Antoinette Rüegg.
Read more about the project on https://www.bpw-memberprojects-experts.org/solarwaterpump/
PILOT members meet Brazilian BPW at lunch #bpwicongress2017
BPW Brazil is a very active PILOT Federation with the PILOT Team Member, Margarida Yassuda, and the two registered Projects “Giving Life” and “Trees and Bees, the nectar of Life”.
They will travel to Burkina Faso and take part in the Fistule-Congress in Ouagadougou - Antoinette Rüegg, PILOT Team Chair, and Catherine Bosshart, Executive Secretary BPW International.