At Women on the Move Network, we honor women whose heroism and visions have brought both change and prosperity to others in every community. This month, along with the People for Peace and Prosperity, we held an event for the Third Annual International Day of Women Celebration. This year, we recognized the Time for Change Foundation and its founder, Kim Carter.
For years, the Time for Change Foundation has very honorably empowered low-income individuals by building leadership through programs and housing to create the thriving communities we see around us. Kim Carter has worked to build this program from the ground up. She was recognized as a Top 10 CNN Hero who helps homeless women and children reclaim their lives to this day, which stands for exactly what International Day of Women encompasses and the values it stands for. On March 3, we celebrated the many steps we have taken as women to ensure that everybody receives an equal chance in life, and Kim Carter has helped to make this possible.
Carter has stated on behalf of her work at the Time for Change Foundation, “Homeless women and children – I call them invisible people. We pretend that we don’t see them, but I see them. And I know there’s something we can do to help them.” More than 800 women have benefited from Carter’s program thus far, most of which were formerly incarcerated and were given a new chance at life, just as Carter was many years ago.
As we celebrate the International Day of Women, we realize that women do not have many options when it comes to starting over, which means that they need somebody on their side to understand exactly what they are going through and get back on their feet again. This is the difference that Carter, as well as many other women, are making in the lives of many, as women struggle throughout the U.S.
At our event, Women on the Move Network of Southern California honored Kim Carter and the Time for Change Foundation and the values it stands for. This one goes out to all the intelligent, hardworking women who are making a difference every day in America. We honor each and every one of you and encourage you to keep up the good work as you make a difference in people’s lives.
Below are some photographs of our event, featuring many women who made a difference on that wonderful day.