Gandhi once said ‘We must be the change we want in the world.’
A lot of people live those words on a daily basis but their efforts aren’t always known. Their contributions don’t appear in history books. They happen behind closed doors, after work hours or maybe during lunch breaks. They happen for free, at a moment’s notice, when there are no witnesses.
So to share their personal contributions to our planet, a community of female bloggers will delve into this subject during the month of January, when they hash out the topic of the month: Women Change the World.
The Women on the Verge blogs garner 1,000,000 hits per month and have landed the community in the pages of Marie Claire magazine. Bloggers span all over the world and range from New York Times bestselling authors and entrepreneurs, to mothers and grandmothers, etc. Anyone can join the conversation by starting their own free blog on the Women on the Verge website.
The topic Women Change the World is much broader than our day to day doings. What we contribute stems from some sort of inspiration, such as a hardship we personally overcame or witnessed, books we’ve read, documentaries we’ve watched, historical figures that still leave us in awe.
“How do we as individuals change the world? How would you like to see our world changed? And what do you plan to contribute?” prompts Lewis. “Why do you choose to change the world? How do you feel when you help? Which woman do you admire that is making a change? Which historical influential woman inspires you?”
The WOTV website is a place of virtual sisterhood, where women can find support and discuss any topic not just through the blogs, but also through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the WOTV online radio show. WOTV has an additional 10,000 followers in social media. WOTV was founded in September 2009 by Lewis in Tucson, Arizona. Lewis previously belonged to an online community for work at home moms where she found valuable support. However the site didn’t provide information about who she was interacting with. So Lewis started WOTV. WOTV now incorporates all sorts of social media, and continues to grow its members and audience.