"Empowering Women to Transform Communities"
     In 2008, Hannah warren, a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Thailand and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to India, learned about the plight of female weavers while taking their portraits in Maheshwar, Madhya, India.  She was inspired to found Jhoole, a nonprofit eco fashion social enterprise designed to combat poverty and empower women.  Jhoole is helping women to gain economic independence, send their children to school and, ultimately, break the cycle of chronic poverty.  We sell our own Jhoole brand of products and also manufacture for a variety of other brands and companies.  We are also committed to fostering global awareness of the power of social enterprise to catalyze social change in communities across the world.
     Hannah has a BA in South Asian Studies and Linguistics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in Fashion Entrepreneurship from the Iniversity of Arts London, London COllege of Fashion. 
     Hannah will talk about how empowering women can transform communities into better places to live and work.  This will be an interesting and informative program and also an excellent opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member.  Kathy Kwiat-Hess will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary Host.