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May 29 - University Club Charity & Wine, Benefiting Erase Poverty

Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while networking with 50+ business professionals, learning about Erase Poverty and discovering the University Club, San Diego’s only private business and social Club with views over the entire city. A special invitation to become a University Club Member will be available to all invited guests....

Giving. Golf. Gala. - Benefiting Erase Poverty

Giving. Golf. Gala. Our friends at 6 Degrees Networking are putting on two fantastic events on May 10! Calling all golfers! Join this fun golf event and raise money for a great cause! There are still places available. Not a golfer? You can still participate! Attend the Gala event in the evening at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn. The evening...

A World Free of Poverty is Within Our Grasp

I had the privilege of listening to a speech at Georgetown University by the World Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim. What an inspirational man! Full of vision, a spirit of collaboration, compassion and insight. Here are some excerpts and thoughts on what he had to say. He had some interesting collaborative and innovative approaches he...

Erase Poverty CEO, Joanna Wasmuth, Named Finalist in San Diego Business Journal 2012 “Women Who Mean Business” Awards

We are pleased to announce that Erase Poverty CEO and Founder, Joanna Wasmuth, was a finalist in the 19th Annual San Diego Business Journal’s 2012 “Women Who Mean Business” awards!   The awards ceremony luncheon took place on Tuesday, November 6 at the Town & Country Resort, and leading event sponsors included...

Reflections on One Year Anniversary of Erase Poverty

Thoughts become things. A year and a half ago, a speaker I was listening to asked “If you could do anything this decade, what would it be? What would make the next ten the best ten?” This is what I wrote: “I would erase poverty for good. I would connect people, organizations, resources and ideas that make a sustainable difference...

It's Our One Year Anniversary - Let's Celebrate!

Come Celebrate Erase Poverty's One Year Anniversary! It’s time to celebrate the amazing first year of Erase Poverty! Come join the Erase Poverty community and new friends for a fun evening, powered by 6 Degrees. We are so grateful for everyone’s enthusiastic support. Together, we are making a difference around the world! ...

Latest News - June 5, 2012

Latest News  It Takes a Village for Business Success Undoubtedly, countless people have contributed to your success, confirming the old adage “it takes a village.” Usually that phrase refers to raising children, but it can also apply to growing a business or strengthening an economy... [read more]    Joanna...

Business Success Takes a Village

Joanna Wasmuth is CEO & Founder of ErasePoverty.org – a unique marketing solution that  helps small businesses attract and retain new clients, while also helping lift people out of poverty at the same time. Joanna Wasmuth is a nominee for NAWBO’s 2012 BRAVO Women’s Advocate of the Year award, and a recipient of the...

Volunteer Story: Off to Nepal

Note From Joanna: We have a team of passionate and talented volunteers working on all aspects of Erase Poverty. In the coming weeks, you'll have the opportunity to hear from several of them, starting with this post from Sarah Zoric. She has been a tremendous help! Thanks Sarah! Now she's off to Nepal (read below) for a bit, but will always...

Let's Rock - Enterprising Women's Magazine article

I recently had the opportunity to write an article about my passion for empowering women economically in the Enterprising Women's Magazine. Here is an exerpt.    I will never forget my first trip to Rwanda. Women gathered to meet me wearing brightly colored dresses and even brighter smiles. As I sat down to hear their...