What environment brings out your best?

Suzanne F. Stevens - Conscious Contribution

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series I had the pleasure of attending a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising event. This international charity works with young people by providing voluntary mentors. During the event, one of the speakers explained the various roles someone can play to contribute to youth. She suggested you could be…

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Have you discovered your strength thread?

Suzanne F. Stevens - Inner Strenth

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series We interviewed Meaza Ashenafi, for Wisdom Exchange TV, she is a quietly powerful woman, who perseveres at all cost. She found herself always wanting to protect those that could not defend themselves; as a result, she became a women’s rights lawyer and activist in Ethiopia. At a…

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Your enjoyment can lead to what you love

Suzanne F. Stevens - Kenya Enjoy

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series In selecting a career, volunteering your time, or contributing to an organisation what you love will guide you, as suggested in the previous blog, however, what you enjoy, will provoke you. During my first trip to Kenya when deciding what activities I wanted to participate in, I…

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How to bring what you love into your living

youmewe basket weaving

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series Sheila Freemantle, Founder of Tintsaba, a social enterprise in Swaziland, had a love for the finest traditional crafts, quality textures, and excellence. This love inspired Sheila to specialise in refined, high-quality sisal basketry weaving. Sheila was educated in societal development and African languages, and she loved handcrafts…

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Contribute to whom you feel connected to

Suzanne F. Stevens - Compassion

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series   Why do you invest in African women’s education? Why invest in over there and not here? What is your connection to African women?   These are the questions I get asked. We provide tertiary education scholarships to women in developing countries through our YouMeWe Foundation,…

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What does presenting, contributing, and meditating have in common?

Suzanne F. Stevens - Being

Part 1 of the Explore your Why – 9 part series As a presentation coach, I would get a thrill when I would see a person transform, from the rigid presenter to the individual who had passion and purpose in their message. It is at this intersection where a message met an individual’s unique and authentic self,…

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Why Explore your Why?

Through my twenties, friends, family, and colleagues would often say to me: “You are one of the most driven and focused people I know.” And yet, I was discouraged. I was reading articles about women who had transformed organisations, or who were making a massive impact on society, to later read that she didn’t have…

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APPRECIATION – avoid the crossfire

thank you

Have you ever said or written one of the following statements? “This is the best event ever.” “You’re the kindest person I know.” “I value your opinion more than anyone’s.” These proclamations are often innocent sentiments bestowed on someone or something you appreciate. By all accounts, they seem to be an authentic compliment given to…

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WE – will your legacy live on?

Leave your legacy, Suzanne F. Stevens

  As I stood in a circle with ten Swazi women and my husband, the level of emotions I was feeling overtook me. Was it in this remote area in Swaziland, surrounded by the mountains that moved me? Or was it the hope that each woman shared for her children’s future? Or was it the…

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ME – as a citizen what is our responsibility?

Consider if you could afford to provide financial support in the following areas, would you: Contribute to climate change? Assist with reducing human trafficking? Promote equality amongst transgender, cultures, and races? Reduce violence against anyone? Help ensure little Suzy has a healthy start to her school day with breakfast? How many, if any, would you…

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