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Woman of the Week: Dorothy “Dee” Smith

Dorothy “Dee” Smith, the dynamic founder of The Well Initiative Women’s Association, Inc., hails from Detroit, Michigan, with nearly two decades of experience in social development. Dee is a visionary in the realm of women’s empowerment and community building. With a background in philanthropy and a deep-seated passion for social change, she recognized the need for a platform dedicated to supporting and uplifting women from diverse backgrounds.

Armed with determination and a vision for a brighter future, she established The Well Initiative Women’s Association, Inc. (also known as The Well Initiative) in 2013, providing a nurturing space for women to thrive, connect, and make a difference.

When she is not championing the intersectionality of womanhood and philanthropy, Dee also champions youth-centered initiatives through Teen HYPE, where concepts of belonging, healing work, and supportive spaces are ignited for her.

Dee’s love for family, community, and genuine relationships that make life amazing shines through in all her endeavors. Her innovative spirit, compassion, and unwavering commitment to empowering women allow The Well Initiative Women’s Association, Inc. to serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for countless individuals seeking to ignite their philanthropic spark, elevate women-led initiatives, and transform the world.

Purpose Statement:

At The Well Initiative Women's Association, we are all about igniting women to grow, unite, and transform the world. Our focus is on building a strong sisterhood that collaborates and invests in women and women-led initiatives to fuel positive impacts in our communities. We believe in the power of women and aim to create a supportive environment where all women can flourish while enjoying life to the fullest.

Social media handles- IG & Facebook- @thewellinitiative         

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