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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission & Values

SheVille.org is a Women’s Online Community Magazine. Our primary areas of interest are women’s lives & health, local community, business & finance, the arts & writing, sustainability & the environment. SheVille’s featured articles focus attention on current progressive news about policies that impact women and families within the context of racial, gender, educational, and economic issues with special attention in the area of social justice. We believe that how it goes for women and families in a community determines how it goes for the community at large.

We value and have as our guiding principles the ideals of diversity, creativity, balance, collaboration, kindness & compassion and sustainability & environmental preservation that challenge greed, exploitation & domination.

As an online media presence since 2005, SheVille has experienced tremendous growth over the years by listening to what readers want to know about and want to offer. We value the distinctive character of Western North Carolina people and locally owned businesses. Through SheVille’s unique media platform we have opportunity to vision and help create a local community that works toward equity, diversity and sustainability and prides itself in KEEPING ASHEVILLE WEIRD!  

By supporting local business we also create and maintain jobs that keep revenue right here at home – revenue that provides regional, social and economic stability throughout WNC. (Purchase a GO LOCAL Card today !)

SheVille’s Commitment to our Local Community:

Our commitment is to provide information that energizes a vision of a better world—a world of inclusion, equality, kindness, generosity, and support for good ideas, good intention and good work. We are open to new ideas that contribute to this and we encourage you to share your ideas with us; those dreams that move all of us to become better at what we do and who we are and want to be.

In order to keep SheVille up to date we need sponsorships through advertising, donations, grants (hard to find), and we also ask you to spread the word by introducing people to the magazine by sending links to anyone who might be interested. If you like what you read and want to participate in SheVille in any way please let us know.  You can contribute ideas and support through advertising with us, asking your friends to advertise with us or by sponsoring a special interest page.  Monies are spent for research, marketing, yearly system upgrades and ongoing technical management.

On the HOME PAGE at the top right you’ll see a box that lets you subscribe to the SheVille News.  Welcome. For inquiries, please call Rain at 828.338.0217 with questions or advertising requests, or call/email Jean at 828.215.2915  info@sheville.org

SheVille Focus Group:

Our focus/advisory group members provide us with their content ideas, suggestions and requests for content.  The SheVille focus group is what we like to call “liquid and informal”…got it? Members are people who have knowledge/experience in these areas: Women & Children Education, Wage Equity & Employment, Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Gender-based Violence, Racial & Gender Equality, the Environment/Climate/Sustainability.

We assess where we’re going and what changes and new ideas need to be implemented.  The task, of course, is limitless and that’s what makes it fun.  

If you have an interest in being a part of a SheVille focus group or have other ideas to share, please write and let us know, we’re interested! info@sheville.org

Jean Cassidy and Va Boyle

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SheVille Team

We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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