UniversalGiving is fortunate to have a team led by many bright and powerful women who work hard to create positive change! Below are some strong women that the UniversalGiving team chose to honor today! From Pamela Hawley-CEO Frances Blaisdell Williams was the first woman woodwind at Julliard School of Music in 1928. She was a pioneer for women and women flutists all over the world. Most importantly, she was my grandmother and one of my best friends. My dear Oma, a pioneer woman flutist in the 1920s (read about her in the New York Times) began teaching me flute at the age of 8. … Continue reading Honoring Strong Women
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When you build a home, you have to have a vision. A vision of what you would like to create. If you have a negative vision of your home then it certainly is not going to become a beautiful home! So we need to maintain that vision, even when the going gets rough. Even if you run out of brick. Even if the paint color didn’t match the way you wanted it to. Even if you have to fumigate! Hold the vision, and keep striving for it. Continue reading “To Have a Positive Mindset: Think about Building your Mind as you would your Dream Home”
A story I heard and found inspiring: A famine was on in the land and a beggar on a street corner reached out to Tolstoy, who was passing by. Russia’s great man stopped, searched for a coin but found none. With genuine sorrow, he said: “Don’t be angry with me, my brother. I have nothing with me.” The beggar’s face lit up as he replied, “But you called me brother–that is a great gift.” Continue reading The Classic Pamela Positive: “Call me Brother.”
Money can’t buy happiness. Sometimes we forget this. Remember, it was the Beatles who brought this up through their songs. They had powerful messages which made us think. So the next time you are enjoying one of their songs, remember, … Continue reading Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Money Can’t Buy Happiness
A reflection I wrote about living excellently…
The SOCAP conference is an annual event dedicated to showcasing investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders affecting impactful social change. UniversalGiving is excited to announce that our CEO, Pamela Hawley, is speaking at SOCAP today as part of a panel discussing creating a phenomenal giving experience. We are so proud that our CEO will be able to share her passion, drive, determination, and inspirational spirit together with so many other leaders making a profound difference in our global community. To learn more about the SOCAP conference and to read about how these global change-makers continue to make a difference, please visit SOCAP’s website and stay … Continue reading Pamela Hawley is Speaking at SOCAP!
One of the most powerful things you can do to recognize someone on your team is to call them and thank them and say “You’re doing a wonderful job today, and I wanted to thank you. That’s it. I just wanted you to know, and for you to take the time to recognize it. Please know how much I appreciate your consistent work and positive attitude.” Do not add on a ‘to do.’ I know that’s tempting as we as CEOs have a lot we want to accomplish! But just let the conversation rest in genuine appreciation. It’s one of … Continue reading Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Tell Your Team They Are Great and DON’T Give Them Anything To Do