Elizabeth A. Vazquez is a serial social entrepreneur and world leader in global supplier diversity and inclusion. As the CEO of WEConnect International, a global non-profit that helps women-owned businesses succeed in global markets, she is responsible for mission delivery and impact.
From time to time, however, I am reminded that much of the best work on America's necessary transition to a sustainable energy economy is being done at the grassroots level. The solar energy revolution is progressing community by community.
I'm in the midst of an exciting and exhausting round on the conference circuit which has taken me across the continent and back. This week I'm in South Africa participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week festivities. Luckily, I have had plenty of reading material for the plane rides.
The Ebola outbreak currently devastating West Africa threatens the lives of not just those infected with the virus, but all who require medical care, whether treatment for malaria or prenatal care for a healthy pregnancy.
Ultimately, kerosene lamps are not wanted, and not needed. These two families are just two of over one million customers we have served who have told us about the dignity that comes with ditching kerosene
The academic crisis is even more dire than Iraq in war-torn Syria, where universities have been occupied or destroyed and thousands of students and professors have been displaced, threatened, or killed.
Last night, we sat at the Smithsonian Institute for the kick-off dinner of The STEM Innovation gathering. Our table had a vibrant and humorous conversation over wine and lavender infused lemonade about OB Tampons as a proven engineering solution.
"Cathedral thinking" refers to deep dedication to a complex endeavor that will outlive its architects. Today, it's imperative to apply this philosophy to climate change -- a threat that's taken centuries to create and requires unprecedented, strategic engagement to resolve.