Our Founder on Horizonte on AZPBS this Week

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Tia Founder, Laura Libman is honored to be asked to be a guest on this week’s Horizonte, hosted by Jose Cardenas.  The program features discussions on topics of interest to the Hispanic community.  The show airs every Thursday on Arizona PBS Channel 8 at 11:00 p.m. and airs again every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  For those of you who are outside of Arizona, Horizonte posts their shows online several days after airing (http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/).

 

Tia Founder Featured in AZ Republic

pni1013secondacts02 (A portrait of Laura Libman, President of the Tia Foundation. She holds some of the medical supplies she will bring on her next trip to rural Mexico.(Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic)

Connie Cone Sexton, Arizona Republic Reporter, featured Tia’s Founder and CEO, Laura Libman, in a beautifully written article, “How One Trip to Mexico Changed 100,000 Lives”, as part of an ongoing series in Best Life.  The October 13, 2014 piece details the transition Libman made from aerospace knowledge engineering to International nonprofit management and the role friends and family played in mentoring and encouraging her in her new venture, or as the column is called, Laura’s “Second Act”.

Photographer Mark Henle took the above photo with Laura holding our Promotoras training manuals, entitled “Donde No Hay Doctor” (Where There Is No Doctor), published by Hesperian Foundation in multiple languages.  The Tia Foundation is proud of our founder and most especially grateful to Connie and the Arizona Republic for drawing attention to our life-saving mission!

Just in: Update on Secretary Clinton’s Innovation Award

We just received word that Tia’s proposal submission for the Secretary’s 2011 Innovation Award for Women and Girls is still in the review and deliberation process.  We are told we should have more information in the next few weeks.  The update was provided to us via email by the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

If you missed our original post on the award, go here for details: http://tiafoundation.wordpress.com/?s=innovation+award.

Thank you very much to all our friends for your interest in our work and our progress with the Innovation Award.  We all have our fingers and toes crossed!

Tia’s CEO Presents Model of Collective Impact

Tia’s ‘teach them to fish’ model of self-sustaining health development is one of those featured as an example of successful collective impact at the 19th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainable Strategies.  This year’s conference is being held October 13th and 14th and is structured around the article “Collective Impact” recently published in the Stanford Innovation Review.

Laura Libman, Tia’s CEO will be presenting on Friday, October 14th at noon at the conference being held at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.  For more information, go to http://lodestar.asu.edu/nlm-conferences/2011-conference or click here to download the pdf flyer.

This groundbreaking conference is presented by ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  Their agenda for the conference offers many excellent speakers and presenters.  Hope to see you there!

We Did it!

The Tia Foundation has been invited to submit a full proposal for the Secretary’s 2011 Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls!  We submitted our proposal last Friday.  The award is given to organizations whose models represent pioneering approaches to the political, economic and social empowerment of women and girls around the globe.  Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $500,000 grant and will be honored at a ceremony at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Please cross your fingers for us!  If we should win, more than 75,000 people will have access to health care who did not have it before and there will be at least 150 new positive and strong female leaders in our villages!