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Lauren Supina
Lauren Supina is Senior Vice President at Women Thrive Worldwide. She has worked, lived and traveled extensively around the globe. Appointed by President Clinton as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach at the White House, Lauren reported to the President on issues important to women and families, and represented the United States on international delegations. Over her 20-year career, she has worked extensively with corporations and foundations to improve corporate social responsibility and women's leadership.

Entries by Lauren Supina

The Change-makers for Girls Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 6:17 PM

This Saturday, Oct. 11, the global community will celebrate the third-annual International Day of the Girl. Marking the day gives us the chance to honor the accomplishments of girls around the world and mobilize to address the challenges and obstacles that remain.

We mark International Day of the Girl...

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Certifying Gender Equality

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 2:10 PM

You might have missed it, but a U.S. company just made big news in the business world with a welcome announcement about its policies for women in its labor force.

L'Oreal USA has joined Deloitte Switzerland, CEDP Poland, and Compartamos Banco Mexico as the first U.S.-based company to receive the...

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Empower Women in Poverty

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 6:10 PM

More than 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty around the world. For many women and children, that means living on less than $2 a day. Imagine having to make the decision between paying your daughter's school fees or having food to eat for the week.

Whether it's coffee...

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Ending Human Trafficking

(5) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 8:56 AM

An estimated 20 million people are forced into human trafficking globally each year -- a number that is likely much higher in reality. This latest figure comes from the State Department's new Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released on Friday.

Human trafficking includes sex trafficking, forced labor,...

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Women's Networks Transform Lives

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:07 PM

When Hillary Clinton and the head of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka show up for a report launch, it's a big deal. That's just what happened when the World Bank released its report Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity.

Pulling from enormous amounts of...

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The Domino Effect Between Climate Change and Women Farmers

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 5:14 PM

Climate change's impact is a major topic of conversation this time of year, as we approach Earth Day on Tuesday. And although the topic spans recycling, energy conservation, greenhouse gasses, and the polar ice caps, there is much more to consider.

For those of us who work on agriculture...

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This Is How You Make Waves in Pakistan (and Elsewhere Too)

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 12:24 PM

Humaira Shahid is a name you may not know, but you definitely should.

She has spent her career promoting women's rights in Pakistan, often at great danger to herself. Now she can add author to her long list of accomplishments.

Recently, Humaira told me that her book Devotion...

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Equal Pay and Some Common Sense

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 5:38 PM

In the United States, we'll mark Equal Pay Day on April 8 this year. This day, unfortunately, is when women's wages catch up to what men earned by December 31, 2013. That's right. Women in the U.S. have to work about three months more to make what a man earned...

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Water Access: A Major Women's Empowerment Concern

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 1:08 PM

Saturday March 22 was World Water Day.

Most of us don't know that 768 million people don't have access to safe drinking water. Here in the United States, we're able to turn on a faucet and safe water flows out -- water that we can drink, cook with and...

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Back to the Past in Afghanistan

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 2:09 PM

March 8 marks the 105th celebration of International Women's Day, but women in Afghanistan have little to celebrate as the U.S. prepares to draw down its military presence.

Across the country, extremists have become increasingly vocal in their efforts to roll back hard-fought gains for women and girls following...

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