Women Inspiring Women to Flourish Together is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to WIW/GTT are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. WIW was incorporated in May 2016, by Janet Viers, to provide Life skills training and assistance to women and girls of all nationalities, with a special focus on our at-risk populations.
Women Inspiring Women To Flourish Together empowers and educates underserved women and youth to reach their full potential through mentoring, skill-building, and access to resources. We strive for personal and professional growth, self-confidence, leadership, and economic success for all.
Our vision is to create a society where all women and youth have access to the education and resources needed to reach their full potential, including social skills, emotional intelligence, strong decision-making abilities, financial stability, and a sense of health awareness. We are committed to empowering youth with leadership skills, inspiring women and youth to set and achieve their goals, and providing assistance to families in emergency situations, while teaching them the skills they need to succeed in the business world. We believe in the principle of "hand up" rather than "hand out," fostering a sense of ownership and investment in one's own success, ultimately leading to a more equitable and just society for all.
Bible and Financial Literacy
Mental Health Support
GED Practice Test
Provide mentorship for women of all ages and for girls grades 2nd - 12th.
Must Qualify For Assistance:
Assist families with food, eviction notices, utility bills, rent, and emergency situations.
Assist with a deposit on a place to live.
We occasionally provide transportation to doctor appointments and work.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
We host a Daughter of the King Tea, to allow the women and girls to dress up and feel as though they are daughters of the King. They are royal and loved. We offer back to school cash vouchers for families that qualify. We allow working women that can drive a six month loaner car to get back and forth to work. We didn't stop meeting during the pandemic, we switch to classes and training via zoom.
All women and girls have the opportunity to attend our core curriculum of 60 hours of classroom work. Each will earn a certificate of completion.
Our Core Curriculum:
Dress For Success
WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN
Everyone takes responsibility for their actions and attitude.
Everyone is comfortable, respected and included. We are passionate about what we do. We are open and honest in all characteristics of our work. We act as good stewards of the organization’s resources.
Acting responsibly toward the communities in which we serve and for the benefit of the communities that we serve. Treat every individual with dignity and respect; acting honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings.
We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity, and change.
We believe every woman has the right to be treated with fairness and dignity. Everyone is safe so we can accomplish great things.
Real change and growth cannot occur unless we are open to considering new ideas. Fresh concepts are always welcome and will be treated with the utmost respect.
We believe every woman is unique and powerful in her own right. We ensure women and girls have the support and flexibility they need to be effective leaders.
Learning & Improving
We challenge each other to strive for excellence and to continually learn. We reflect on our experiences to learn and grow.
MEET OUR TEAM
JANET LIGHTFOOT VIERS
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Janet Viers is the founder of Women Inspiring Women to Flourish Together, a non-profit organization that equips women to pursue their dreams and flourish together.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Audrey W. Johnson is a graduate of Courtland High School. She has since received a Bachelor of Science and a Master's degree in Elementary
Education from Alabama A&M University.
Laverne Mason Smith is a native of Courtland, Alabama. She holds an Associates Degree, Bachelor's of Science Degree, and Master's Degree in Business Administration and worked in the school system for over 24 years.
Evangeline Banks is a retiree from General Motors. She has three wonderful children, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Her greatest passion is working with people.