102nd Celebration of
International Women's Day Columbus



Purpose for Women International is in the process of launching the non-profit side of our business. International Women's Day is one of our first events we are hosting to celebarate local, national and international community action and to honor women. The purpose of PWI is to provide access to resources, funding, empowerment events supporting an increased awareness on local, national, and international issues for women, children, families and the community. We will be hosting Purpose Summits around the world with other inspired women's leaders and organizations. Your charitable donations will be used for this purpose. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

We are honored to have Norah Bagirinka as our regconition Award Luncheon Key Note Speaker

Norah Bagirinka is a genocide survivor from Rwanda and a mother of three sons. Before coming to the United States, Norah worked with the International Rescue Committee as a coordinator for a program (SGBV), which aided women victims of sexual and physical violence, as well as training the judges who later heard those cases.  Around the same time, Norah met journalist/film director, Kimberlee Aquaro and was persuaded to work on the film, “God Sleeps in Rwanda”, as a translator and coordinator.  The film was nominated for Best Documentary-Short Form and Norah found herself walking the red carpet in Hollywood. Norah currently lives

in Columbus with two of her sons and is continuing her education towards a degree in Health Care Management at Ohio Christian University. Norah volunteers 24/7 for RWIA helping refugees as they adjust to life in the U.S.  Click here to hear more of Norah’s story.

Support her non-profit: Rwanda Women in Action

The festivities will kick off with an Awards Luncheon recognizing different women and organizations for their contribution to the uplifting of our Central Ohio International community. Nominations start November 19th and end December 31st, with the web voting commencing on January 1st and ending February 28th, 2013.

Nominate an International Woman in one or more of these categories:
Art                               Community Action   
Cuisine                        Education            Entertainment              Entrepreneur Fashion                       Finance                      Health & Wellness       Leadership     
Literature          Media              Technology