Video from the 102nd anniversary of the International Day of Women.Celebration March 10 at Jacobs center. Speakers included City Council member Todd Gloria and Mayor Filner.
Many of us support worthy causes because our role models, often our mothers, taught us that everyone can make a difference in this world.
Women's Empowerment International is committed to reducing world poverty, head-on and in a big way! That is, by helping women who are among nearly half the world's population who live on less than $2.00 a day.
MEET AN ENTREPRENEUR
Carrying on the Family Business
Issir Guled, whose large family included many businessmen in Somalia, has the ambition to one day use the Guled family name for her own businesses in San Diego. She currently sells scarves and jewelry, which she imports from China and Africa, to the Somalian communities and also at bazaars and markets. Issir has also taken child development classes that give her the ability to offer childcare services.
With a determination to succeed, Issir has several marketing ideas that she would like to implement that would enable her to expand both her products and market. The STAR Center has assisted her in reaching her goals by helping her get booth space at swap meets, holiday fairs and other events.
Issir would like to one day use her financial success and compassion for others to help her family, many of whom still live in Somalia, as well as use her energy to assist underprivileged and disabled individuals.