I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Anika Joseph, she is the founder of the Women’s Empire or the We Movement. This is a powerful movement read below to find out why.
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito” -Anita Roddick
1. Tell us about yourself.
Anika Joseph: I am a 24-year-old advocate for Healthcare reform and for any reform that involves human rights. I am an immigrant from the island of St. Lucia; I migrated to America when I was 14 years old. I wanted to take advantage of the “American dream,”, so I knew that on every single level, I would excel. I am currently a graduate student pursuing my Master’s in Public Administration. I see myself running for Mayor in 14 years and having my healthcare facility.
2. What is Women’s Empire?
Anika Joseph: My passion for community building was created from me doing a lot of advocacy work during my undergraduate years. My friends and I started a charity club on campus where we raised money for local organizations in our community. After I graduated, it became harder to get involved in projects, but I always made an effort to remain active in my community. As of November of last year, I thought about hosting a Voter-Registration Drive in Brooklyn and the Bronx. As I started to market the idea, people wanted to know what organization I was working with, and I didn’t want just to say “Anika,” so that was how Women’s Empire started.
Women’s Empire is a social change movement dedicated to empowering women to be active voices in their communities by serving as community builders and creating positive changes that will uplift our communities.
3. Your first event was a Voter Registration Drive, what other activities do you have in store?
Anika Joseph: Currently, WE are in the stages of finalizing our Executive board, and soon our Strategic and Event Planning Committee will be coming up with innovative ideas to keep this social change movement going. We hope to impact communities all over NYC and not only focus on political agendas but a variety of other issues affecting local communities. Look for our June event on our Instagram page: we.movement.
4. How do we reach you?
Anika Joseph: We have an Instagram page; we.movement you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. How can we help?
Anika Joseph: Are you always looking to be more, do more and cause a change in a big way? If so, please contact Women’s Empire: email@example.com.