How do you help other women that you know? Do you pay it forward? Who helped open doors for you in your life?
EWGA is all about Women Helping Women – particularly when it comes to the EWGA Foundation. For the last month, I’ve been on the road a great deal seeing EWGA in action. The EWGA Golfpalooza in Las Vegas was a great example of women coming together to celebrate, support one another, learn, network, and experience what the “E” in EWGA is all about! Honoring Lorena Ochoa was tremendous. What a gracious young woman! She was quite humbled by receiving EWGA’s Leadership Award! Four EWGA members had the opportunity to play 9 holes of golf with her and raise funds for the EWGA Foundation at the same time. They each said it was the “best” experience playing golf they have ever had!
Kathryn Freshley was honored with the Nancy Oliver Founders’ Award at the Golfpalooza. She called me just today to again thank EWGA and express her surprise and gratitude for the recognition of receiving this honor. She is so deserving for her relentless volunteer service to this organization. Kathryn oversees the California Cup Match Play event which plans to have 128 players this year and she wanted to remind me that again this year, the event will raise funds to support the EWGA Foundation. We ended our call with her asking me, “Is there anything I can do to help you and EWGA?”
Yesterday in the mail, we received a lovely letter from our 2010 Women On Par Scholarship recipient with an invitation to her college graduation ceremony. In the letter, she wanted EWGA to know how receiving this scholarship changed her life and opened doors that she didn’t know could invite her in! Women Helping Women. Doesn’t that make you feel really good?
This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a time for us to reflect upon the impact our mothers made on us and how we can make an impact on our children and the future generations. Stephanie Jennings, the former director of Golf Programs for the EWGA is returning to South Florida this weekend to be with her mom and her daughter. Three generations together. And while Stephanie has now moved on in her professional career, she is still willing to lend EWGA a hand to make a difference for others. Women Helping Women. So, this Monday, May 14th, Stephanie and her 3 year old daughter Sophia will be paying it forward. They will be playing 100 holes of golf to raise funds for Girls Golf.
How are you helping other women and girls through the EWGA? You can help support Stephanie and Sophia this weekend by making a donation to their effort. I invite you to do it. I will be there. I have contributed. I want to help other women.
Barbara Sher has said, “Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.” Women Helping Women. Women Thanking Women. Making a difference in women’s lives. It’s what we do as members of EWGA.