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Women of the World is excited to share our ladies' stories of courage and steadfastness in the face of adversity so we can all gain a measure of humanity.

Apr 17, 2018

WoW Executive Director Samira Harnish and board member Mary Dickson are joined by Vestine, a refugee originating from Rwanda and Burundi. She shares the story of how she and her children came to Utah, her dream of running her own boutique and how she found services--and friends--through Women of the World. 

Feb 23, 2018

WoW executive director Samira Harnish and board member Mary Dickson talk about the stories of refugees that have inspired them; Harnish shares her own experience of migrating to Utah from Baghdad, Iraq and how she came to establish Women of the World. 

Dec 29, 2017

Tamara tells the story of why she and her family immigrated from Iraq.

Jul 11, 2017

On this episode of the Women of the World podcast, we welcome Xinmeng (Miko) Zhang from the Salt Lake County Columbus Library ( to discuss their Year of Inclusion.

In addition to some great activities at the Columbus Library like the Build a Better World for Refugees and the Hope, Strength,...

May 2, 2017

What rights do human’s have to refuge? How far wrong is the value-claim that fails to extend any help to the victims of war and genocide? What has been our role in resettling refugees in previous administrations? What are the international legal precedents? 

In this episode of the Women of the World Refugee Podcast,...