Twenty-one years ago, dear friends from San Diego Hospice, Rotary and La Jolla began gathering in my home monthly to discuss something I heard clearly – “Start something that supports women like you, those whose voices are not being heard.” I was going through a major transition in my life – career, marriage, living space, travel routine – and desperately needed a community. I could not find one, so I said quietly and listened. I often say, “God had a good idea and I was blessed to hear it. The Foundation for Women was born.”
Deborah Lindhom is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Women. For over 20 years she has lived and worked in Africa, India and the United States on issues of poverty, education and microcredit.