WHWEG has had many positive results thanks to the contributions of speakers who have addressed the group. Some of these speakers were everyday women who simply shared their life experiences and others were community leaders focused on developing a positive change. The open discussions have helped the participants tremendously. On March 27, 2014, Johann’s life was impacted forever by the senseless murder of her 19-year old son, Carl David Richardson. One of her son’s favorite quotes was, “We rise by lifting others.” Johann’s desire is to live up to this ideal by reaching out to all women who need support including those who may have gone through similar experiences and by having a genuine impact on our society. Women Helping Women has helped its founder, as well as many other women in the community, to cope with and rebuild from financial, mental and emotional hardships.

Women Helping Women Empowerment Group

WHWEG is a group founded in October 2005 by Johann Richardson, a woman on a mission. When she first started the group, Johann’s vision was to provide a forum that would offer women the opportunity to share their experiences and find support and encouragement from one another on matters such as finances, relationships, work and family related issues. WHWEG wishes to empower women to develop their full potential and to take a lead in making changes that will positively impact the present and future generations.

Women Helping Women Empowerment Group now has the following purpose:

  1. To help and support women nationally
  2. To reflect and make proposals on how to address issues that negatively affect our communities
  3.  To create, implement and be involved in positive community changes.

Meet our women


Johann Richardson

Founder & CEO

I started this this group to provide a forum for women to share life experiences, find support for their needs and to provide encouragement for one another.


Carol Solomon


As president my responsibilities are planning, organizing and carrying out the mission associated  the CDR Foundation- WHWEG.


Maguy Augustin

Vice President

My duties are to support the president in the leadership of CDR Foundation- WHWEG.