WOMA focuses our womanifesting synergies on developing and promoting programs and initiatives that foster self-empwerment, sisterhood, and service.
"We are each others keeper in the quest to achieve healthy and joyous living, to demonstrate the full capacity of our gifts, dreams, and passions, and to be instruments of love, light, healing, and peace. This quest is made easier by the continuous recognition that we arrive fully-quipped and ready to step into our life's promise and purpose,"
Tracy Chiles McGhee, Founder & Executive Director, WOMA
A Sampling of Past Programminng:
WOMA Film Viewings & Discussions – “A Litany for Survival: The Life & Work of Audre Lorde” with Special Guest Poets Patricia Spears Jones and Melanie Henderson, “BEAH: A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS”
Events: Mother’s Day Brunch for Survivors of Domestic Violence ~ WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence), CHALK4PEACE
Workshops: “Vision Board Creation", "Girl, You Be Killin’ Em"/Defining Beauty Through Poetry", “Womanifesting for Teens” ~ AKA Women and Girls Conference
Healthy Dinner Preparation and Service ~ Calvary Women’s Shelter
Personal Items Gift Drives ~ Calvary Women’s Shelter, Final Salute (serves women veterans)
Panel Discussion: “Womanifesting In Action”, moderated by Marita Golden and Nikita Mitchell
Speaking Engagements: The Collective (youth poetry group), WAGE (Georgetown University student group), Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall (dorm group of Howard University students), “How Women Marry Their Social Justice, Social Entrepreneurial & Nonprofit Work with Social Media” ~ Digital Sisterhood
Theatre Performance: “In Her Words, A Theatrical Musical Production” by Liberated Muse, performed for Peace Corps and DC Public Library
WOMA Circle Book Signings and Discussions with Authors Marita Golden, Melissa Harris-Perry, Malaak Compton-Rock, and Sonia Sanchez
Teleclasses: “Vision Planning”, “Playing BIG”
WOMA Circle Happy Hours & Meet-ups
Do you have a group that can benefit from one of the below workshops? If so, please contact us to discuss.
Health & Wellness
Healthy Living for Women & Their Families
WOMA provides educational programs on how individuals and families can achieve healthier lifestyles through goal-setting, proper nutrition, regular fitness routines, building healthy relationships, and stress management.
Preparation for the Career of Your Dreams
This workshop includes career exploration, resume preparation assistance, interview skills-building, networking training, Internet job search guidance, Social Media 101, empowerment exercises, and linkages to resources.
Womanifesting Training for Teen Girls Branding for Success:How to Achieve Your Goals & Leave a Positive Imprint Teen girls receive guidance from women professionals to help put them on the path to optimal womanifesting, leadership, and social activism. Some topics include: the importance of having a positive image, reputation, and attitude, building supportive relationships, internet and cell phone protocol, social etiquette; honing in on one’s talents and pursuing one’s passions, college admissions, and winning scholarships.
Branding for Success:How to Achieve Your Goals & Leave a Positive Imprint
Teen girls receive guidance from women professionals to help put them on the path to optimal womanifesting, leadership, and social activism. Some topics include: the importance of having a positive image, reputation, and attitude, building supportive relationships, internet and cell phone protocol, social etiquette; honing in on one’s talents and pursuing one’s passions, college admissions, and winning scholarships.
WOMA provides a platform for women to connect and support one another whether it be through our face-to-face, empowering networking and cultural events or through our robust presence in Social Media. WOMA is here to encourage women to recognize, celebrate, and share their brilliance, and to use that brilliance to serve, uplift, and inspire others.
WOMA’s team is comprised entirely of volunteers. WOMA members pledge to commit 20 hours annually and are encouraged to do more. WOMA promotes volunteerism by providing the community with opportunities to volunteer with WOMA and other organizations with similar missions.
WOMA partners with organizations that provide direct services to women living in transitional housing and/or survivors of domestic violence. Our programming includes presenting empowering workshops, serving nutritious meals, providing needed personal items, and sharing supportive tools and resources.
In 2012, WOMA co-founded its first global initiative, the Literacy, Empowerment, & Action Project (L.E.A.P.), which combines self-empowerment, sisterhood, and service at the core of its mission. In September 2012, WOMA leaders. Tracy Chiles McGhee, Founder & Executive Director and Lindsay A. Young, Deputy Director, along with acclaimed poet and children's book author Kwame Alexander and writers and professionals from the United States, took the creative leap and traveled to the Village of Konko, located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, West Africa. During their 10-day stay, the group provided computers and books, conducted read-alouds with children and teachers, made improvements to a school building and library, and facilitated a a girl's empowerment workshop. For more information and to support the future of this continued mission, please visit http://www.leapforghana.org/.
Each year WOMA hosts an awards event to honor exceptional women leaders in the community who exemplify the definition of womanifesting through their brilliance and outstanding service.
Past recipients include:
(2012) Patricial Nalls, Founder & Executive Director of the Women's Collective for Trailblazer, Cheryl White, Founder and President of the DeAndre Lorenzo White Memorial Scholarship Fund for Rising Star, and Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman, Founder & Director, Liberated Muse Arts for Artist of Distinction
(2011) Joan P. Hurley, ACSW, LICSW, Executive Director of the Ionia R. Whipper Home
(2010) Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, President & CEO Black Women’s Health Imperative for Health & Wellness, Tyna Gaylor, Executive Director of Suited for Change for Career Development, Maurita K. Coley, then Executive Director of CAAB for Financial Literacy, and Hazami Barmada, Cultural and Public Diplomacy Leader for Civic & Cultural Engagement,