“I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking, what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther" (Legacy - Rupi Kaur)
We honor all the women who made it possible for us to be here today. Thank you for saying yes, for stepping into your powerful leader and giving selflessly to this work. We are where we are today because of you! We honor all your contributions and in doing so we claim our place in the present. In claiming our place in the present, we make space for what is to come and support the forward movement of energy towards the future. Because of all the women who came before, and all the women still to come, we are able to see further.
The Rose Award
One way of honoring women of service, is our annual Rose Award. The recipient of this award is a woman who has given her time, service, and gifts to provide opportunities for other women to discover the power of who they are. Service can be in relationship to aspects of the Woman Within Weekend, serving on local boards, or in general service to the larger community. There are many women in all regions that live this mission. Each year, Woman Within International invites the regions to nominate one woman to be honored as a recipient of the President’s Rose Award, along with the nominees selected by the Leadership Circle Directors of WWIL from the larger community. If you know of a woman that meets these criteria for nomination: a woman who inspires others and exemplifies the mission of Woman Within International and whom you feel deserves this recognition, you will be able to vote for this extraordinary women when the rose award nominations open annually.
At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.