A Great Year, With Many More Great Plans!
By DC EcoWomen President, Christina Sorrento
As 2014 comes to a close, I am taking a moment to reflect on everything DC EcoWomen has accomplished this year. We are growing strong with over 4,500 members. I would like to think that each of those members feels connected to the strength, support, and excitement of the DC EcoWomen community. That connection has kept me actively involved over the last eight years, and to me, it is this connection that makes DC EcoWomen unique.
This year was a year of firsts for our organization. We had our first-ever camping trip to Assateague Island where we networked in a fun and relaxed environment while protecting our food from wild ponies. We also had our first large-scale mentor event with the Mentor Tea at Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, a successful step to expanding our mentorship program beyond mentor dinners. In April, we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary with a gala at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. It was a fun and exciting event with everyone decked out in their finest gala attire, enthusiastically meeting other likeminded women in the environmental field.
Of course, in addition to our new events, we have continued to provide high-quality programming, including workshops on interview skills and bike tune-ups, a tour of the US Capitol, a sustainable wine class, mentor dinners, book clubs, and our signature EcoHour speaker series. Through these events, the DC EcoWomen connection grows. Our members learn, connect, attain their goals, and reach new heights. I have met many women that have found their career, best friend, or even housing through our community. These stories are inspiring and remind us of the value that DC EcoWomen brings to the community, and reassures us that the hard work involved in running this all-volunteer, non-profit organization is worth it. I’m thankful to be part of the DC EcoWomen community.
If you also feel the DC EcoWomen connection, I urge you to help us continue to grow our programming and community by donating to our end-of-year campaign. As a thank you, you can receive a DC EcoWomen t-shirt or stainless steel water bottle when you donate $25 or more.
Most importantly, I would like to thank each of our members for being a part of our community and inspiring the connection we all share. I hope to see you at our next event!
Sincerely, Christina Sorrento President DC EcoWomen