Women’s Global Connection Seeks New Executive Director

Women’s Global Connection (WGC) has opened the job search for a new Executive Director following the recent retirement of Dr. Lisa Uribe. Lisa had been with WGC for over 15 years, recruited by Incarnate Word Sisters and WGC co-founders Dorothy Ettling and Neomi Hayes. Lisa began as an early childhood education project leader and had served as executive director for six years.

Today, the WGC Board of Directors, under the leadership of Chair Ana de Hoyos-O’Connor, an associate professor at San Antonio College, announced the job opening and search process. The full job description can be found here:


Those interested may send resumes and cover letters to wgcinsa@gmail.com. You may also call Nicole Foy at (210) 828-2224, ext. 297.

WGC Animal Grant Project Update

Women in Tanzania recently received the goats, chickens and pigs thanks to Women’s Global Connection donors who contributed to our Animal Grants Project under the Alternative Giving Program.  Leaders from the women’s cooperative known as BUWEA, or the Bukoba Women’s Empowerment Association, sent these great photos recently of the women welcoming the new animals.

Your gifts are changing lives!  Because of you, the women of BUWEA welcomed 36 new chickens, two goats, and 12 pigs. The pig project keeps on giving, too: each pig is bred and as litters are produced, women can sell the new piglets at market for income to use for expenses such as school fees. Out of the first litter, each woman passes on a female piglet to another BUWEA member as a way of paying the good deed forward.

Women use the animals to provide milk, meat, and eggs for their families. Pig and goat manure help fertilize farm crops. And once the pigs grow large, they’re sold at market so that the proceeds can help with expenses such as school fees.

Follow this link to learn more about our Alternative Giving Program that benefits women and families in Tanzania, Kenya, Peru and San Antonio.

Get your 2019 WGC Fiesta Medal Today!

San Antonio is just days away from the start of the biggest party of the year – are you ready?

This year’s MUST is the WGC “Conchas y Cafe” Fiesta Medal, complete with a
marranito (little pig cookie).

This cultural icon piece spotlights the yummy traditional Mexican sweet breads that so many of you know and love – whether made by grandma or by your favorite panadería.

Medals are available for a donation of $10 – or 3 medals for $25. Shipping is standard USPS rates or you may purchase 6 or more for FREE delivery.

They may be purchased online by pressing the yellow donate button at the upper right side of our website home page. Call us at the number below if you need help determining the mailing rate to add to your donation if you want them delivered. Please put “Fiesta Medals” in the donation notes section.

Contact us at (210) 828-2224, ext. 297 or wgcinsa@gmail.com. Medals may be picked up at WGC offices at 4503 Broadway, 78209, in the lower level of the Brackenridge Villa.

Thank you for your gift empowering new female leaders and enabling women and girls to live up to their inherent potential through access to educational economic resources.

Announcing Philanthropitch San Antonio Semi-Finalists!

By: Madi Finley 


Women are doing worldwide to improve their lives, their families, and their comm

Pakistani Fashion Designer Showcases her current lines in March!

Pakistani fashion designer showcases her current lines in March!

San Antonio Fashion Designer, Roshnic Latif has set her 5th annual fashion show for Sunday, March 4th, 2pm-6pm. Her annual event will support the Women’s Global Connection .

Fashion show to benefit WG

By Elizabeth Morales, Logos

Fashion show to benefit WG

A local fashion designer is giving back to the community for the fifth consecutive year by showcasing her creations at an annual fashion show on Sunday, March 4.

The world will be saved by beauty

By Martha A. Kirk, Global Sisters Report


Sr. Martha A. Kirk helped to lead a study and service trip to Peru with some University of the Incarnate Word students and faculty, as part of a Women’s Global Connection team. Peruvian Incarnate Word Sr. Katty Huanuco introduced them to the women of the Shipiba community who live in the hills of Cantagalio, Lima.

Express-News Girls Girls Global Summit:

The Express-News had its own view of the Girls Global Summit.


Rivard Report:

Local Women Represent SA at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women

KSAT International Women’s Day:

KSAT shares it’s insight on International Women’s Day.


UIWTV Girls Global Summit:

UIWTV covered our latest Girls Global Summit. Josh Owen has more on the story.


Our 2016 gala celebrates not only 15 years of WGC, but also 15 years of empowering women across the globe! Tickets are already available, so get them while you can! We hope to see you October 13th in the Rosenberg Sky Room.


Nutrition Professor Dr. Beth Senne-Duff and her students are joining us on our summer immersion trip to Chimbote, Peru.

Read the whole story here or on page 15 of the March-April edition of the Logos.

Nutrition article layout

WGC has been all over the news!

Read the articles written by San Antonio Express-News and SA2020 about the 2016 Girls Global Summit! Also, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk wrote for the Express-News about Peru and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Sisters.

WGC and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are administering partners of the Incarnate Word Missionaries program

In 2015, two new missionaries, Kristen Amaro and Yvonne Moynihan, began serving in Chimbote, Peru. Following in their footsteps this New Year, Juan Piña began work in San Antonio with Inner City Development and the IWM program. Read more about their stories as written about in UIW’s student-run newspaper, the Logos.

IMG_6993Inner City volunteer house where Francine and Juan live

Juan layout

IWM story not logos hq jpeg

WGC Internships Available have been filled

Interested in a fulfilling internship focused on local and global community development? Join our growing nonprofit as an intern (undergraduate or graduate) and help further WGC’s vision of a world where every woman and girl lives up to her own inherent potential through access to economic and educational resources. We currently have three internships available. Please click below and follow the instructions on each job description. Questions? Call the WGC office at (210) 828-2224, ext. 297 or email wgcinsa@gmail.com.

WGC Communication Design Internship

Girls Global Summit / FLSA Internship

WGC Board Internship



Girls Global Summit 2016

Join us for a day of fun and unique, girl-led discussions about what it means to be a global citizen!

WGC’s Girls Global Summit

9 a.m. – 1 p.m on March 5, 2016

UIW Skyroom

Register here for the free event (and free lunch!):


Questions? wgc.lisauribe@gmail.com