Alicia Keys Asks: Why Are We Here?: Nicholas Kristof–nytimes.com–9/22/14–Photo: Mark Seliger
UPDATE October 5, 2012: Talia’s book, A Random Book About the Power of ANYone, was published this week. Congrats, Talia!
By Stacey Gualandi/May 29, 2012
Talia Leman. You may not recognize that name now, but you will. When it comes to helping people around the world, she is fast becoming a household name. Talia was just 10-years-old when she set out to assist survivors of Hurricane Katrina. She and kids all around the country helped raise millions.
“I wanted to create a place to provide all the tools and resources for kids to achieve whatever goal they set for the world.” Talia Leman
Now, just seven short years later, she is the C.E.O. of her own non-profit, RandomKid. This organization is about helping kids to help others, and as a result, it creates global problem solvers.
I got the chance to talk with this teenage innovator recently on The Women’s Eye Radio Show. And while she would deny it, Talia Leman is anything but a random kid as you’ll see in this excerpt from that interview… [Read more...]
UPDATE May 20, 2013: Dining for Women will celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary–Their Decade of Dreams–June 21-23–in Greenville, South Carolina.
While meditating in 2002, Marsha Wallace had a vision: “What if every month you meet with your gal pals, you take the money that you would normally spend at a bar or restaurant, and then donate that money to help poverty-stricken women and girls half way around the world?”
“I do believe if you ask you will receive. We’re best when we’re living with purpose.” Marsha Wallace
Sounds like a simple concept right? Well, that inspired idea became DINING FOR WOMEN, Marsha’s organization that now boasts over 200 chapters in the U.S. and in three countries, and has raised over $946,000 for 48 charities in developing nations.
EYE Contributor Stacey Gualandi confesses cooking is not her thing, but dining out with friends is. And she was looking for a fun way to make a difference. So she connected in more ways than one when she spoke to Marsha.
Her passion, enthusiasm, and initiative was so compelling, Stacey will be starting the first DFW chapter in Hollywood, CA, in February… [Read more...]
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