WISE Women Mission:
Women Inspiring, Supporting, Empowering and Educating Women Living with Limb Loss or Limb Differences in a Welcoming Environment.
Inspire / Support
Empower / Educate
About Wise Women Parliament
Our mission is to inspire, support, empower and educate women living with limb loss or limb difference in a welcoming environment. Our group didactically, emotionally, and physically supports women. We provide education, encouragement, and group activities to promote residual limb health and overall mental and physical health through the avenues of holistic and traditional medicine.
As clinicians and researchers, we saw a need to connect women outside of the clinical setting. We are a group of female Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) educators and females living with limb loss or limb difference. We are located across the United States and want to attract female attendees from across the country and globally. Wise Women Parliament group focuses on education, resources, and support for women living with limb loss and limb differences. Statistically, 10% percent of the population is living with a disability and 51% are females, and the number continues to increase. These statistics report that millions of women are living with a mobility disability and or limb loss or limb difference and seek resources to connect to other women for advice to assist with obstacles in daily living. Furthermore, there are 1.9 million living women Veterans, who make up 9.4 percent of the total Veteran population. The Wise Women Parliament is a perfect avenue to women to provide inspiration, support, education, and empowerment.
Currently, there are “Amputee Support” groups, but no group is dedicated to and caters to women focusing on women’s needs and issues. We have structured a virtual monthly meeting platform with educational power points, Podcast interviews, and meetings to educate and connect women. We plan to hold face-to-face meetings and events once the Covid pandemic subsides.
We want to give all women living with limb loss or limb difference the opportunity to connect with each other among all 50 states and worldwide to provide empowerment, support, and education to improve their quality of life. Our Advisory Board has created educational sessions to address a variety of health care needs and female issues. If you are interested in learning more about our group and to learn about a variety of topics from self-care to prosthetics, reach out to us! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.