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We dedicate this #MotivationMonday to all of the nonprofit leaders and founders in our community who are working tirelessly to make San Diego a better place. ...

We dedicate this #MotivationMonday to all of the nonprofit leaders and founders in our community who are working tirelessly to make San Diego a better place.

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🙌🏼 Thank you for noticing!!💕

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New board member and Senior Wealth Strategist Helena Xu took some time out of her busy schedule so that we could get to know her a bit better through "5 Questions With Helena Xu"

- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My friend and I have monthly dates at Souplantation and we often talk for so long that the staff will need to tell us they're closing up. Moments where you're laughing so hard you're in tears and 30 min magically turns to 3 hrs, that’s happiness.

- Tell us one surprising fact about you:
I was once part of a start-up team focused on creating diagnostic applications to detect malaria. The project took us around the world and was a huge learning experience. We eventually all pursued other goals, but it taught me a lot about how small ideas can lead to global change.

- Who are your heroes in real life?
My mentor at work—she embodies the balance of possessing both grit and grace, and has really been a leader in a male dominated industry.

- What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
I solo backpacked through Europe when I was in college….without a smart phone!

- Why is SDWF membership meaningful to you?
It's a gift to live in San Diego. It's an even more tremendous privilege to meet those in sectors that understand the specific needs within San Diego and focus their talent and energy in contributing and bettering the community.

Helena, we are so lucky to have you on our board! Thank you for all that you do for SDWF and the community.

#5QuestionsWithSDWF
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New board member and Senior Wealth Strategist Helena Xu took some time out of her busy schedule so that we could get to know her a bit better through 5 Questions With Helena Xu

- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My friend and I have monthly dates at Souplantation and we often talk for so long that the staff will need to tell us theyre closing up. Moments where youre laughing so hard youre in tears and 30 min magically turns to 3 hrs, that’s happiness. 

- Tell us one surprising fact about you:
I was once part of a start-up team focused on creating diagnostic applications to detect malaria. The project took us around the world and was a huge learning experience. We eventually all pursued other goals, but it taught me a lot about how small ideas can lead to global change.  

- Who are your heroes in real life?
My mentor at work—she embodies the balance of possessing both grit and grace, and has really been a leader in a male dominated industry. 

- What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
I solo backpacked through Europe when I was in college….without a smart phone! 

- Why is SDWF membership meaningful to you?
Its a gift to live in San Diego. Its an even more tremendous privilege to meet those in sectors that understand the specific needs within San Diego and focus their talent and energy in contributing and bettering the community. 

Helena, we are so lucky to have you on our board! Thank you for all that you do for SDWF and the community. 

#5QuestionsWithSDWF

Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai reminding us of the importance of finding our voices and championing the causes we believe in. #MotivationMonday ...

Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai reminding us of the importance of finding our voices and championing the causes we believe in. #MotivationMonday

Political figure, diplomat, activist and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reminding us that there is joy and power in giving back! #MotivationMonday ...

Political figure, diplomat, activist and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reminding us that there is joy and power in giving back! #MotivationMonday

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The San Diego Women's Foundation

"Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness, it requires strength." TKF - Tariq Khamisa Foundation Executive Director Tasreen Khamisa partnered with The Greater Good Science Center on this powerful tool to help parents teach their children forgiveness. #FeatureFriday ...

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CONGRATULATIONS to SDWF Executive Director Katie Sawyer, who was named the 2019 Nonprofit Visionary at San Diego Magazine's Celebrating Women awards last night!

For those who couldn't celebrate with us in person, a few thoughts from her remarks:

"I believe that no one achieves anything alone, and that it takes a village to create change. I am so very lucky that my village includes the incredible women of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, and our nonprofit partners. So I accept this award on behalf of our entire network of changemakers."

Thank you ALL for being part of our village!
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CONGRATULATIONS to SDWF Executive Director Katie Sawyer, who was named the 2019 Nonprofit Visionary at San Diego Magazines Celebrating Women awards last night!

For those who couldnt celebrate with us in person, a few thoughts from her remarks: 

I believe that no one achieves anything alone, and that it takes a village to create change. I am so very lucky that my village includes the incredible women of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, and our nonprofit partners. So I accept this award on behalf of our entire network of changemakers. 

Thank you ALL for being part of our village!

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Brava. Well-deserved recognition. Katie's and SDWF's approach to building community partnership makes a world of difference throughout our region.

Congratulations Katie!! Great leader!

What an honor! We are incredibly proud of you!

Congratulations Katie !

Congratulations Katie!

Congratulations Katie!!

Congratulations Katie!!!

Well deserved, Katie!

Congrats Katie!!

Congrats Katie!

congrats u a perfect person for this kinda work love u

Congratulations! Amazing!

Congratulations 👏👏👏👏

Great choice!👍

BRAVO!

Way to go Katie Sawyer!!

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3 weeks ago

The San Diego Women's Foundation

Thank you to everyone who came out to connect and celebrate community at our Neighborhood Connection last week. We are especially grateful to Jill Smith for opening her lovely home for the event and to members Christine Hall and Maureen Cavaiola for co-hosting! ...

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It was a lovely event!!! Much gratitude to our incredible hostesses!

Wish I could have been there!

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Happy Monday, changemakers! What courageous things will you do this week? #MotivationMonday ...

Happy Monday, changemakers! What courageous things will you do this week? #MotivationMonday
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