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Introducing myself and my journal: women going to Ithaca

About Me:
I was born in Cali, Colombia in 1956. I studied Economics at Universidad de los Andes (BA, 1980), Human Resources Management (Diploma, Andes, 1987), International Education (MA, Harvard University, 1992), Social Policy and Educacion (Ed.D., Harvard University, 1996), Systemic Therapy (Diploma, Sistemas Humanos, 1996). I am an educational coach, specialized in college, graduate school and job transitions. I do consulting in Women's programs in the private sector, and corporate social responsibility. I am the chair of the women's caucus of the Colombian Congress and I advise a presidential Campaign for a women candidate.

My Passions:
women issues, politics, human development, spiritual life

My Challenges:
speaking too loud, speaking less

My Vision for the Future:
Everything is possible, everything is perfect

My Areas of Expertise:
Education, Social Policy, Women Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility, Political Participation, Campaign Management

Comments

JaniceW's picture

¡Hola! Encantada Isabel.

I love that you referred to Ithaca in your title. I find that poem so inspiring. It is such a joy to welcome you to our community. We only have a handful of members from Colombia and so, are interested in hearing more from your beautiful country. I hope you will encourage your friends to join PulseWire so that we may learn more about the issues that women face in Colombia. Here, you will find women who have dared to speak out and are making connections crossing oceans, continents, and cultural barriers to change the way we live. Stories are being told, movements are being started and laws are being reformed as lives are transformed. You are now a member of this vibrant community and I look forward to reading more about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience.

Also, please take a moment to browse through our group directory (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) where you may find a group with similar interests to your own. Or, you may wish to consider starting your own group where you can build a powerful network bringing together PulseWire members with similar visions who want to share ideas or actions. With the group journal, you can brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and create a support network for your visions.

It is voices such as your own that have transformed lives and I look forward to reading more from you. Here, you can never speak too loudly or say too much. Your words ring out and bring ideas to life. You can empower others who have been hesitant to speak and show them that indeed, together we can create a future where anything could be possible. Again, welcome and thank you for joining PulseWire.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

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