A few words from our founder,  Jill Myers…

Greetings to you from Charlottesville, Virginia.

The past year has been a beautiful journey—connecting with so many of you from
around the world. The epidemic continues to create challenges for all of us, but we have made the most of this complex moment in history and come together to make a
difference through the common passion of olive oil. 

Over the last eight months, the Executive Committee has continued to build and
organize our structure and finish important documents. It’s imperative to build this
incredible organization, made up of each of you, on solid ground. I know at times some
of this behind-the-scenes work may seem slow and some of it is truly tedious! I am
eternally grateful for a team of women who believe in what we are doing and who
tirelessly strive to create an organization that will enrich the lives of WIOO and
represent your voices.

Our Communications Team and our Department of Programs and Education have some
great events planned for you starting in March! Please get involved so that we can get
to know each other. I truly believe we will make a huge impact if we listen and help and
offer support.  There is room for each of you to contribute to the advancement of our
movement, Women In Olive Oil. 

We look forward to the time when we can meet face to face for casual gatherings,
educational talks, and networking. But that won´t be happening soon enough, so we will
continue our virtual connection for now.

Much love and hugs to each of you beautiful women!

Jill W. Myers

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."

Ruth Bader Ginsberg