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Tune in while our Founder and Executive Director speaks on the importance of eradicating
Human Trafficking! 

Dana World-Patterson's

unwavering dedication to teaching etiquette and image for over thirty years, and her profound impact on thousands of individuals, is a testament to her love for seeing people thrive. Her journey has taken a significant turn in the past sixteen years, as she has passionately dedicated herself to eradicating human trafficking. 

Her journey began with a deep empathy for the struggles of young girls, which she noticed during her etiquette training. After months of careful observation, she bravely asked 15 girls she mentored, 'Who was touched inappropriately?' To her dismay, 14 of the 15 raised their hands. This heartbreaking revelation was a critical piece of the puzzle, revealing that their anger was a cry for help. 

Simultaneously, growing awareness of human sex trafficking was occurring, and Dana joined forces as a founding member of the County Human Trafficking Task Force. At sunset, she transitioned as Chairperson of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, an affiliate of the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, assembling like-minded individuals to be the community response to eradicating human trafficking.

Within this time, Dana World-Patterson also established Foundations for Freedom, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit entity specializing in strengthening women and girls to reduce ignorance and vulnerabilities through advocacy, awareness, education, housing, and prevention to end human sex trafficking. Their Strength For My Sisters Outreach, Men4Men Campaign, and Moving the Needle Block by Block to End Human Trafficking have strengthened advocacy, awareness, and prevention.

The empowerment of women and girls has driven DWP, and passion has sustained her as Business Owner and CEO of Visions Etiquette Training and Image Consulting. Dana has applied her gifts as a mentor and trainer to impact the lives of the young and mature while using etiquette and image to empower and develop confidence, communication skills, job retention, and social interaction. 

Additionally, her volunteer leadership, board, and chair roles include Vice-Chair of the Fire & Police Commission, Commissioner and past Vice-Chair, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Commission, Make-A-Wish, Executive Board, Politique, Executive Board, Community Brainstorming Conference, Past President and Executive Board of Black Women's Network; Board of Directors of Pearls for Teen Girls; and Board of Directors, YWCA of Milwaukee, Female African American Round Table and African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee.

Dana World-Patterson holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from UW-Oshkosh, a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology from Jackson State University, and is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Finally, Dana believes it is okay to be better, and she was born for this time. She is an Author, Teacher, World Traveller, Creative, Mother, Wife, and good Friend. Dana loves fine things and continues to serve and explore this journey as a life-long learner.

#OneLess Everyday Worldwide

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