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Answering Your Soul’s Call... What Are You Meant to Do? Ritu Shurma

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Shurma_R09Many highly successful business people express a yearning to turn their time and talents towards making the world a better place. But they often don’t know how to begin. Taking that first step can be unsettling, but answering your soul’s call to do good can be the most deeply fulfilling career decision you’ll ever make. This 3 session workshop will explore:

  • Hearing your soul’s call—an interactive workshop and guided meditation to help discover your part in making the world a better place
  • Finding your place in the sun—an informational lecture and QnA on how to map your field of interest and pin-point the unmet need so you can meet it, as well as ways to get involved with existing non-profit organizations
  • Making it thrive—a brief presentation and QnA on how to start and nurture a successful not-for-profit organization, with helpful materials and resources

Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President Women Thrive Worldwide. A first generation American of East Indian heritage, Ritu’s family left behind generations of violence and poverty in Punjab, India to build a new life in the United States. Her family’s legacy and her first-hand experience of the injustices suffered by women, combined with her strong belief that American citizens must ensure that the U.S. acts positively in the world, led Ritu to create Women Thrive Worldwide in 1998.

Ritu is an eloquent public speaker, drawing on her personal stories, travels, unusual insights, and “out-of-the-box” thinking to inspire audiences to get involved to change women’s lives for the better. Ritu holds a BSFS in international economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University.

She is the author of “An Introduction to Advocacy: A Training Guide,” which has been translated into six languages and is a primary reference for advocates around the globe. She serves on the Board of Directors of InterAction and the Center for U.S. Global Engagement.

Start Date: August 10, 2013
End Date: August 16, 2013

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