August 12, 2010
Katie Doyle Myers
I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, girlfriend, and global woman. I have been an educator, library volunteer, dorm parent, preschool board member, buddhist-inspired student, college radio dj, poet, and Spanish tutor. I am a lover of memoirs, deeply intrigued by names, passionate about creating a culture of reading, moved to promote women's empowerment, and in love with my little boy named Phineas ("Finn" for short). The line between my role as a Mother and my role as the Director of Programs for the Philanthropiece Foundation is quite blurry. Both are my calling. I remember when I was contemplating taking the position, and my dear friend said to me, "Finn will be so proud when one day he understands the work that you do." My work involves a lot of sitting with women. We sit and we listen. At Philanthropiece, we are engaged in community development that comes from the people. We act as support when and if necessary. Sometimes the only support we need to offer is being there, sitting there, in the first place. My hope is - via World Pulse - to learn, to grow, and to sit with you, too.