Deborah Williams, Founder/CEO of the WEW Foundation has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Prairie View A&M University. She created and implemented inclusion programs for self-contained students at Richardson ISD school system while working with students with learning disabilities as a Special Education Teacher. She implemented and managed Child Alert Programs with security companies utilizing schools’, PTA’s, PSA’s and corporate partnerships with companies like Wal-Mart. She was also a speaker on Heaven 97 broadcasting to the community about child safety, guest on the former Sunday Morning Oasis 107.5 community program and featured guest on Fox 4 Insight.
Meet The Founder
Ms. Williams served as a motivational speaker for St. Anthony School for 4-years, Guest Speaker for Richland College also featured keynote speaker for Agape Networking Group. Served as a Board Member of the Park South YMCA, Public Relations Chair for Prairie View A&M University Alumni Association and promoted the NFL and NBA Mother’s Seminar in 1999. She also recently launched DW3 Enterprise, as Founder/Owner that sells a healthy natural line of hair care products called DWIII. Her philosophy is “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.”
- 2004 – Honored Erykah Badu as Woman of the Year for Community Service
- 2004 – Sponsored a Women’s Conference that was featured in the Dallas Morning News and CNN
- 2004 – Featured in Dallas Weekly News, The Dallas Gazette, and Dallas’ own Elite News
- 2005 – Honored Cheryl Smith as Woman of the Year for Community Service
- 2005 – Ms. Williams was honored with an award as an Outstanding Community Service Leader in Dallas, Leo Cheney City Councilman
- 2005 – Honored Jeff Branson of ABC’s All My Children's daytime soap opera for Community Service and his work with Domestic Violence; the PSA viewership rate was up 110 percent.
- 2009-11 – Introduction speaker for Prairie View A&M University Scholarship luncheon.
- 2011-Community service speaker at the Texas Ranger’s game.
- 2011-12- Keynote Speaker for DART Rail Operation Graduates
- 2012 - Keynote Speaker for Dolphins youth football non-profit
- 2014 – The We Talk Show
Kathie was employed by the Dallas Independent School District for over 25 years as Typist in a Pool to Project Liaison, Administrative Assistant, Project Manager, and Business Service Assistant. Her years with the District she conducted workshops on communication, organization and maintained/managed several schools 100,000.00’s budgets. She managed accounts payable/receivable, and technical support. She trained and supported other Business Service Assistance throughout the district. Traveled twice to Las Vegas and New York to set-up and train staff for a new school in Vegas. She attended Cedar Valley Jr. College and Eastfield Jr. College. Majored in Business Administration. Received a Certificate in Management- Supervisor and Virtual Assistant.
As Executive Assistant, she plays a very important role in providing support to the executives in the organization. She also helps by sharing her skills to help them in making important decisions in business.
Kathie is an advocate for helping and encouraging those that are victims of domestic abuse, she is a survivor of such abuse. She is currently writing a book about her experience and how she overcame it through it empowered to motivate others.
When women have a network of support, they will seek assistance as specific needs or concerns arise. It is important to remember the WEW is not a counseling or therapy program. It is a referral program. The WHL (Women Help Line) contacts should be referred, staffed counselors/therapists or trained volunteers. Referrals serve as a network in order to acquaint those who seek mental health professionals and resources in the community. This is crucial for counselors/therapists and WEW. Referrals will be handled through the WHL. All information given is held in strict confidence.
WEW will host fundraising activities such as golf events, workshops, seminars, conferences and our annual WEW gala throughout the year. These activities will provide financial assistance for the foundation. WEW will also establish a magazine called Journey, a mind, body, and soul magazine. Corporate sponsors will be able to advertise products and services for their businesses and support the foundation in the community at the same time. Revisions will be made within the foundation as needs are expressed at the community level and as new developments occur within society. The participants are the writers, counselors, researchers, board members and designators for the foundation. This allows the foundation to be flexible, without losing the philosophy and quality of consistency.
Our organization will be best characterized as a non-profit organization committed to empowering and strengthening families through education and validation in their efforts to raise strong, self-confident, mentally and physically healthy women and children. The foundation targets women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
WEW will provide a support network to reach out to women and their families through the community. These partnerships will be created through network parenting classes, a daycare facility in-house, retail shop in-house and a helpline within the facility.
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