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Sunday June 1, 2014

Where can you go on a Sunday afternoon, get fit, travel a continent, raise funds and contribute to the advancement of women, while elevate their families out of poverty?

The YouMeWe Foundation (formily Ignite Excellence Foundation) ‘spin for scholarships’ fundraiser with special photo journey from Cape Town to Cairo –   raised enough money to put one woman through tertiary education in Africa!

YouMeWe Foundation’s sole purpose is to lead in the development of women leaders in Africa in order to best serve the injustices done to women and children.

Michael Gingerich and Suzanne F. Stevens spent two years in Africa interviewing women pioneers for They continue their work, and have recently been acknowledge for its impact with The International Women Alliance (TIAW) World of Difference Award for education held in Washington March 2014.

Based on extensive research, both thiers and the UNs, when you invest in a woman, her contribution has a greater impact on her family, as well as the community, country and/or continent. It seems only logical that the best investment for advancing the circumstances faced by many women and families in Africa is to invest in women’s leadership.

While many charities have focused on the girl-child, we’ve found the most direct route to developing women leaders is by investing in tertiary education. The YouMeWe Foundation along with key members of the community select a woman in need who has the desire and capacity to create a positive ripple effect that will impact hundreds or possibly thousands. 

Cape Town to Cairo Photo Journey

The spinners where entertained with good music, great instruction, and Suzanne Stevens & Mike Gingerich’s photo journey as they traveled from Cape Town to Cairo for 20 months. For two-hours the spinners were motivated and perhaps even get lost in the coastal hikes of South Africa, in mountains of Kenya, the savanna of the Serengeti, with the guerrilla in Rwanda, the rural communities of Ethiopia, or immerse back in time into the the Valley of Kings in Egypt.
YouMeWe Foundation is a Tides Canada Managed fund, appreciates all the spinners and donors to this event!
For more information about the YouMeWe Foundation, contact Suzanne F. Stevens at
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Suzanne F. Stevens
Suzanne F. Stevens

Suzanne F. Stevens ignites leaders & entrepreneurs to cultivate cultures of community conscious-contributions™. Suzanne F. Stevens is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). The CSP is the only earned professional designation for speakers recognized internationally by some 15 speaking associations serving members in over 20 countries. Internationally, only 15% of speakers have earned this designation. Suzanne is one of only sixty-three Canadians who currently hold this designation for speaking excellence. Suzanne F. Stevens is a social entrepreneur, professional speaker, pioneer, host, philanthropist, and soon to be an author. In 2016, thirteen years after founding and leading the Ignite Excellence Inc. Group as President and CEO, she rebranded the organization to The YouMeWe Group. Previously she focused on influencing, differentiating and engaging more people and more business. The YouMeWe Group's primary focus is celebrating, cultivating and co-creating conscious contributions™.

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