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About Women's International Center

Women’s International Center [WIC] was founded in 1982 as a non-profit education and service foundation [501c3] with the mission to ‘Acknowledge, Honor, Encourage and Educate Women’. For nearly thirty years at our Living Legacy Awards ceremonies, we have brought hundreds of people together to celebrate the accomplishments and lasting contributions of women. Please visit our website at for more information.


Granted there is excellent golf and even memorable hat making contests at Morgan Run, this month the event to remember was called Women in China: Equality, Power and Change. A delegation of scholars and community leaders joined us all the … Continue reading

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Five Dynamic Entrepreneurs from Vladivostok Share Their Stories #SanDiegoVladivostok

Women’s International Center Spotlight on Women Speaker Series and  Ahlers International Speaker Series Present: Russian Entrepreneur Panel from San Diego’s Sister City Vladivostok In partnership with The University of San Diego Ahlers Center for International Business, San Diego World Affairs Council, … Continue reading

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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Without Alcohol

5 Ways to Celebrate the Luck of the Irish Without Alcohol If there is one holiday that seems to be solely about imbibing, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. From green beer to pub crawls, St. Paddy’s Day is rife with libations. … Continue reading

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Bahrain International Corporate Social Responsibility Conference 2015

  Beyond Eco-Industrialism by Bridget McDonald, Ph.D. What do we do when we know that billions of people depend on energy that is currently being delivered in the form of fossil fuels, whether oil, natural gas, or coal, and the demand for … Continue reading

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The Education of Women Internationally and an Increased Rate of Return

by Mylène Dautel and Lise Calligaris  Edited by Bridget McDonald, Ph.D. There are many quotations that express the idea that education is the main key to a developed world: “Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the … Continue reading

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Fair Trade: A social movement and a business model

Fair Trade: a social movement and a business model “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings” – Nelson Mandela Poverty has always existed and, despite … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi – A Life of Devotion

Aung San Suu Kyi – A Life of Devotion  “The only real prison is fear,” a mantra that summarizes the state of mind of one remarkable woman who spent 15 years under house arrest in her Rangoon house because she … Continue reading

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A Weekend at the 2012 California Women’s Conference

On Sunday, September 23 & Monday, September 24, the Women’s International Center attended the 2012 California Women’s Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center. Each year, the conference is an important event celebrating and encouraging women in every aspect of … Continue reading

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[Other Worlds Are Possible is one of Women’s International Center’s favorite organizations because of their far-reaching work both on-the-ground and online. We regularly reach out to Other Worlds for scholarship recipient recommendations and we salute author Beverly Bell for her … Continue reading

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Marisa Ugarte at Spotlight on Women Luncheon Series

Spotlight on Women Luncheon Wednesday March 21, 2012 The Spotlight on Women Luncheon Series is a collaborative networking event put together by the Women’s International Center, San Diego French Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Museum of California. We generally, … Continue reading

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