News Release: January 22, 2012
The Womens Peace Collection is pleased to partner with Until There's A Cure - a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awarenss and funds to combat this global pandemic.
In keeping with our mission to support women artisans in sustainable enterprise, we have launched the AFRICA Bracelet, skillfully crafted by artisans in Namibia out of recycled PVC pipes and the ORPHAN Bracelet, supporting the lives of orphans in South Africa by investing in women artisans who create these simple but powerful bracelets.
The Orphan Bracelet Campaign was founded by director Louise Hogarth, who was inspired by the women and children in her film "Angels in the Dust".
Through this partnership, we strengthen the spirit of collaboration between like minded organizations and hope to bring increased awareness to this global pandemic that devastates the lives of families in Africa.
Amber Chand, co-founder of Prosperity Candle [and founder of the Womens Peace Collection&91;, shares her journey from refugee to entrepreneur and a meditation on different ways to bring light into our lives in this TEDx talk.
Amber Chand has been nominated to the Twenty-First Century Women Business Leader’s Hall of Fame at Bay Path College in Massachusetts and will be inducted at this year’s Women’s Professional Development Conference on May 1, 2008.
The Twenty-First Century Women Business Leader’s Hall of Fame concept at Bay Path College was conceived as a way to encourage and motivate students by profiling inspiring businesswomen for students to emulate in a virtual hall of fame.
Seven key characteristics for women’s business leadership now form the basis for nomination to Bay Path’s Twenty-First Century Women Business Leader’s Hall of Fame:
Takes risks and assumes responsibility;
Amber Chand, together with several business leaders, will be inducted on May 1st, 2008.
Amber was invited by the Institute of Spiritual Leadership in Copenhagen, Denmark to speak about her work on the feminine paradigm for business and her reflections on the “Seven Jewels of Inspirational Leadership” – exploring the ways in which leadership in the 21st century requires a thoughtful balance between both masculine and feminine principles.
The Institute of Spiritual Leadership is part of the Spiritual Business Network – a network bringing together business people and political leaders from all over the world in order to “lay down the foundation from which the new, transformed, unified business and political world will emerge”
Amber Chand, Founder of the Women's Peace Collection, has launched her new initiative: Global Journeys: Celebrating the Global Feminine, a journey that will take a group of women to the foothills of the Himalayas in October. Entitled: The Journey of A Thousand and One Lamps the women will be residing at Tara-Jagori Grameen, considered one of the oldest retreat sanctuaries supporting women's empowerment and social justice in India. The travelers will have an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his abode in Dharamsala, will do service activities with women in neighboring villages, and will spend their time in contemplative practice, through writing, yoga and meditation. Amber remarks: "this inaugural trip to the foothills of the Himalayas offers each of us an opportunity to more deeply engage with women in another part of the world, to learn from them, and to connect with them in celebrating our shared humanity". This journey is made possible through a partnership with TARA/Jagori Grameen and Ekno Travel Experience. Co-leading the group with Amber is Linda Strohmeyer.