50/50 – Annual Women of the World

Mar 4, 2014

Main Photo3“March, march, be courageous. Fighting for our rights we may just start greatness for the ages.” (Lyrics from “Bad Romance:  Women’s Suffrage”)

Our mission is to empower women as leaders and to transform the culture within which we live to one that naturally includes women on an equal basis in the selection of leaders. (50/50 Leadership)

Fifty Fifty Leadership‘s 6th Annual Women of the World Awards will be held on Sunday, March 9th at Noor, Paseo Colorado in Pasadena.

One of the evening’s honorees, Barbara Goldberg, experienced a moment she will never forget when she visited Niger and spoke with a woman who had lost 11 of her 12 children. Goldberg is founder of Wells Bring Hope that funds the building of wells for safe water in West Africa, having erected 10 in its first year.

Barbara Goldberg

Barbara Goldberg

Fact:  Women represent approximately 70% of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty throughout the world and they own only 1% of the world’s wealth.

Honoree Dorothy Yumi Garcia founded Art Aids Art “after witnessing the daily lives of women impacted by extreme poverty, domestic violence, rape, and the health and human rights issues surrounding AIDS.” EKhaya eKasi Art and Education Center in South Africa serves as a safe space where women can “overcome patriarchal traditions” and receive an education, as well as health and entrepreneurship training. More than 500 women have achieved financial independence through participation in Art Aids Art’s microbusiness projects.

Dorothy Yumi Garcia

LaCrease Belk Coleman

The evening, also honoring Dr. J. Donald Thomas and LaCrease Belk Coleman, includes a “sumptuous” buffet, silent auction, and raffle.

Women of the World Awards
Sunday, March 9th, noon-4 p.m.
Noor, 260 E. Colorado Blvd., 2nd Fl., Paseo Colorado, Pasadena 91101
Cost:  $70 per person
For complete info, visit or call 818.243.2322

“As a woman, my country is the world.” (Virginia Wolf)

Textile from Art Aids Art

Textile from Art Aids Art

Music video parody by Soomo Publishing, as seen on, that pays homage to Alice Paul and the suffragettes, prompted by Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”…

Pillow from Art Aids Art

Pillow from Art Aids Art




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