Message from WAM International President, Michele Costello
I am looking forward to another exciting year at WAM!
First, let me welcome our new board members:
- Sharlene Brown
- Katleen Felix
- Cara Forster
- Maria Sara Jijon
- Susan Salerno
You can learn more about our board members at: http://www.waminternational.org/about-wam/board-of-directors
Next, we will begin hosting periodic global conference calls based on the suggestion of members. The goal is to update our chapters and friends of WAM on global initiatives and highlight best practices at our chapters. Participants can also ask questions or raise suggestions. Our first global conference call will be a webinar on February 16th at 9:00 EST (New York), 14:00 GMT (London), 19:30 IST (Mumbai). In order to attend, please register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/343047526
You will receive dial-in and webinar instructions after registering for the event.
WAM International is also piloting webinar support for our chapters in the first quarter of 2012. The aim is to provide a platform for enhanced communication among chapters and a forum for subject matter experts to share valuable information with our members. The technology can be used to host a chapter meeting, create a virtual guest speaker event, or record a WAM member's presentation on a microfinance topic for distribution to members. I hope the webinar tool will increase communication and highlight the knowledge of our fantastic women. Please contact your chapter leaders if you are interested in hosting a session before March 31st.
As a reminder, WAM International has created an endowment for microfinance practitioner training scholarships. In order to support the endowment with a donation, please visit http://www.waminternational.org/ and look for the "Donate" button on our homepage.
As always, I appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact me at:
Best wishes for a successful 2012!
President, WAM International