April Director’s Report

What can you even begin to say in a moment like this? Words fall far too short for conveying the gravity of this event. Overnight, your lives were disrupted. Some were dismantled. Every possible word is not enough. And yet… We persevere. We always persevere. Since the dawn of time, women persevere. I’ve been trying to find even one word more »

March Director’s Report

Bourbon & Women, Part 2 Did you know there is a Wikipedia page already dedicated to what is being called Black Monday 2020? That’s right, March 9, 2020 has already earned the moniker ‘Black Monday’ for the conflation of oil and Covid-19 that precipitated the largest single-day point drop of the DOW in U.S. History. While we all hold our more »

February Director’s Report

Bourbon & Women, Pt. 1 Let me start by saying, I won Christmas this year. My husband is probably the best gift giver anyone could hope for. After my father passed away, he had an artist hand make a miniature replica of a wooden sign that hung at our family home growing up that embodied everything my father loved. It more »

January Director’s Report

What Next? Welcome to a new year! Welcome to a new decade!  The future is teeming with possibility and we are building the interstate to get us all there. Thanks to you, we solidified a new curriculum model, hired a new team member, and welcomed 95 new members during 2019. All of this effort was in response to what you more »

December Director’s Report

Holidays are for Humans Before you begin, this tale has a happy ending… As I write these words, I am receiving yet another alert on my phone about a school shooting. I am ordering flowers for a dear friend whose celebration is laced with grief. I am convincing people of the worth of women. I am counseling my daughter through more »

November Director’s Report

A letter from the Director, Kim Shumpert Just last month we were asking ourselves if fall was really on its way or not. Wow! What a difference a month makes. Between community events, kids’ sports, football and Halloween, we are looking at October in the rear view mirror.  October was a big month for us here at CWLI. Our team more »