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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.

Sep 3, 2021

WoW Midsummer 2021 Podcast Outline



  1. Women of the World today
    1. New Faces
  2. Pandemic, Vaccine, and The New Normal
  3. Afghanistan
    1. Support
  4. What it means to be forcibly displaced…


Women of the World Today


I want to open up the conversation today by introducing the people on today’s podcast. Why don’t you...

May 25, 2020

Founder and Executive Director Samira Harnish gets together (virtually) with a few women leaders from the forcibly displaced community in Utah to discuss their experiences with COVID-19, the economic recession, and the distinct needs of women during the pandemic. Also on the call, Anju Thapaliya from Nepal who is a...

Aug 10, 2019

Women of the World is sad to lose one of its "best and brightest" as McKenzie goes back to school to develop skills to help on the policy side of social service. McKenzie shares her experience with Women of the World clients, gives insights on the needs of forcibly displaced women, and guides us on the simple ways in...

Dec 4, 2018

WoW Executive Director Samira Harnish speaks with podcast producer Emily Means about Harnish's recent recognition by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Harnish was honored as a 2018 Nansen Refugee Award finalist, representing the Americas region.

They discuss what it means for the organization to be...

May 28, 2018

WoW executive director Samira Harnish and board member Mary Dickson are joined by Rzan, who was awarded the title of "Mother of the Year" during the WoW Mother's Day celebration in May. Rzan and her husband, Nour, describe their story of coming to the United States from Syria with their five children, three of whom...