And in return for her mentoring me in blogging and other internet-savvy tips, I'm going to be mentoring her with her speaking. And this is what I'm REALLY excited about... because Sandy is the exact sort of woman who I want to give a voice to!
Sandy is not just a blogging expert (although she is great at that!). Sandy's main passion is for the incredible charity she set up in 2008 to help clothe orphans in Africa: "Knit a Square". http://www.knit-a-square.com/
Check this out for an AMAZING idea: Sandy's charity invites women around the world who love to KNIT to knit squares and send them to her charity. The squares are then sent to Africa, where they are sewn into blankets and clothes and given to orphaned children to keep them warm! Sandy's idea has taken off so hugely that she now has over 4000 people around the world knitting squares and participating in a thriving community! In only TWO years, they have received over 82,000 squares, and out of this have created 7,000 garments for orphans!
I am so incredibly INSPIRED about helping this amazing visionary woman to find her voice and mentoring her in public speaking. Because once she can stand up and speak in public about her charity, with passion and heart, in a way that leaves her audience inspired and moved to action, imagine how much money she will be able to raise for her incredible charity! And imagine how many more orphans in Africa will sleep warm at night!
This is why I am so passionate about my work. By giving a powerful voice to amazing visionary women, I am helping to change the world.
Tahnee Woolf xx