If you leave holiday shopping until the last minute (like I do), I think I have a solution for you…
Here are 5 great gifts for women clients, family, or friends who love the concept of empowering women and girls across the globe. (ps – these are also great gifts for men who are interested in empowering women!). You can buy these gifts online right now, and they are “delivered” immediately as donations to women charities, or registrations for upcoming women’s events.
3 Organizations dedicated to Empowering Women & Girls (just go online and donate in her name, or on behalf of a client/client list):
http://www.womenforwomen.org – helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives
http://www.kiva.org – loans that change lives
http://www.girleffect.org – created by the Nike Foundation to educate & empower women and girls in developing countries
2 Networking Events for Professional Women (go online and pay/register for an upcoming event…assuming you know she’ll be available to attend that day):
http://www.womenofinfluence.ca – professional women luncheon speaker series; events held in 9 major cities in Canada
http://www.wxnetwork.com – professional women luncheon/breakfast speaker series; events held in 7 major cities in Canada
I get so excited when I think of how meaningful these gifts are, and what an amazing message of support they send to the women in your life!
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!!
PS: if you are donating on behalf of clients, remember to send an email to let them know that in lieu of gifts/cards, you are donating to (XYZ) charity. Be sure to include the link to the organization, so they can check it out.