The Young Women's Leadership Network Watch Moment of the Month
Each month, we’ll feature one incredible woman from across a Network across the country to highlight the amazing women in our growing national community. Know a Network member who would be a great Watch Moment? Email Rachel to nominate them at [email protected].
October 2019’s Watch Moment is Alyce Blum. Alyce is a proud Denver Native that married the most incredible man from Colombia, and is lucky enough to be a #bonusmom to an 11 year old boy, Santi, and a new mama to 10 month old Ruthie! She is a founding member of the Denver Network nearly three years ago, and was the president for two years, an experience she found incredible both personally and professionally. She loves trying all types of different foods, cooking, traveling, being in the Rocky Mountains and advocating for Women’s Rights. She’s also recently become obsessed with chocolate chip cookies, so if you have a great recipe, pass it along!
What I’ve Learned from the Network: Be vulnerable and ask for help, even if that’s not something you normally do. When we can lean on each other and be ‘weak’, that’s actually a sign of strength and an opportunity for others to share their gifts to help you feel and be your best!
Network with me on: how to become a better connector! I run a business coaching and consulting professionals firm on how to become more strategic at networking so folks can actually see results from the time and energy they put into networking!
September 2019’s Watch Moment is dedicated to Women to Watch Colorado. This month, our Denver Network hosted this event for the second time, celebrating four inspiring women leaders in the Denver community: Deanna Bratter, Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, Catherine de Medici Jaffee, and Hadassah Wasserman. The proceeds from the event contribute to JWI’s National Library Initiative, working towards our goal of building 100 fully-furnished libraries for children in domestic violence shelters. Over 150 guests joined together in support of this initiative and to celebrate women’s leadership together.
Congratulations to the honorees and to the host committee for putting on such an incredible event!
August 2019’s Watch Moment is Lindsay Singer. Lindsay Singer was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan where her passion for policy and advocacy formed. From there, she attended the University of Michigan, receiving her bachelor’s in public policy with a focus on racial and social injustices. Go Blue!! Lindsay then completed her Master’s in urban pedagogy at the University of Chicago. She now spends her days teaching third grade bilingual students in the amazing Back of the Yards Community.
My favorite badass lady: I think right now it’s a tie between RBG and AOC. I love a strong woman who speaks her mind, is proud of her identity and works tirelessly to create a more equitable world.
The best book I’ve read recently: I read great picture books with my students every day but I spend most of my summers reading all the amazing books I don’t have time for during the school year. I LOVE getting book recommendations from others, so please send me your favorites! (I’m serious! My email is [email protected] and I am anxiously awaiting your replies!)
July 2019’s Watch Moment is Tanya Nathan. Tanya Nathan is a native to Colorado, and is currently a private political consultant. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tanya worked on multiple national political campaigns, and in her spare time, is a trainer for the National Demographic Training Committee.
My favorite badass lady: my mother, Dr. Karin Dittrick Nathan.
The best career advice I have ever received: from Kelly Cutrone’s book, If you Have to Cry: Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You, it is “when you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”