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I am wondering . . .

There are a few things I am wondering about . . .

I just finished taping a segment of “Colorado and Company” on Channel 9 (thanks to Tess Solano and Ling Richardson for joining me!), and I am wondering when TWC will stop being the “best kept secret” . . .

I read last week a guest commentary in the Denver Post entitled ” Will Denver’s next mayor be a woman,” and I am wondering if (and when) that well really happen . . .

I attended a luncheon yesterday for the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, a TWC-partner organization that serves women in post-conflict northern Uganda by teaching them entrepreneurship through micro-credit and literacy through education, and I am wondering when the time will come that all women and girls are educated and economically self-sufficient . . .

While it may seem that these are disconnected “wonderments” to me they are all connected. The importance of educating women and girls worldwide still seems like a “best kept secret” despite efforts of many (including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton) to hold up this goal for all humankind. And in a cosmopolitan community like Denver to still ask whether it’s next mayor will be a woman . . . well, as I’ve said previously, I work toward the day when we no longer have to say “she is the first woman to . . .”

Having said all that, I am heartened by the fact that slowly but surely, more and more people are learning about TWC and its value to the women in this community. I am heartened by the fact that women are being held up as mayoral candidates. And I am heartened by the fact that organizations like the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund exist to support women in Uganda. It’s all connected.

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