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Empowered Women

Empowerment in Telling Your Truths

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Rebecca Mckown

Through this confession I have exposed a truth and in this truth I am more whole than I was before. My experiences good and bad have made me who I am today and I am proud of this person, truth be told.

How Empowered Women Make It Happen

Susan Liang | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Susan Liang

The environment for women is better, yet my fellow female entrepreneurs and I find that the way we look still plays more of a role in how we are perceived than we would like. We're not necessarily taken seriously until we speak and even then, we have to prove our merit over and over again.

Women Driving Motorbikes

Phil Latessa | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

Two of the staff are women and he treats them the same and pays them the same as the two men. But Eli, despite his formal education and three trips to the U.S., is still very conservative about male/female roles.

Proud To Be A Total B*tch

Edie Weinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

The truth is, no matter how thick the skin, words are able to penetrate and do their dirty work. It is when we believe them, that they are the most insidious.

5 Things Empowered Women Know About Dating

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Empowerment comes from within. Whether it's business or personal, once you consciously choose to not listen to your intuition, you have disempowered yourself.

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

Career Wardrobe Enters Adulthood Empowered and Ready to Take on the World!

Career Wardrobe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Empowerment has always been central to Career Wardrobe's mission. From day one, we have challenged every woman who comes through our doors to dream big while also giving her the tools she needs to reach those goals... whether it's her first job or the next job that will help her on her career path.

We Need to Build Community Resilience to Conflict With Livelihoods

Beenish Kanwal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Beenish Kanwal

I am a simple woman. I didn't finish school. But I believe the real causes of conflict, in Pakistan and everywhere, are ignorance and poverty.

Sabrina Siddiqui

D.C. Nonprofit Helps Immigrant, Low-Income Women Start Businesses | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Paulette Mpouma, a Cameroon refugee and working mother of four, enrolled in classes at non-profit organization Empowered ...

Joelle Bercovitch: Moms Change the World

Monique Ruffin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Photo Courtesy of Anthony Pino Joelle Bercovitch emanates a particular kind of sweetness, along with a rooted sense of confidence that everything is...

Moms Change the World: Kali Sampson

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Photo Courtesy of Michel Pinto Small and strong, Kali Sampson is overflowing with power and happy energy. When you look closely at her you can see t...

Moms Change the World: Cynthia Occelli

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Cynthia Occelli might very well might be an incarnation of Venus, right here on planet earth, and we should listen to what she has to say. Occelli, ...

Empowered Women Make Nations Strong

Melinda Gates | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

If women everywhere had the power to determine their futures, the world would be forever transformed.

Moms Change the World: Josephine Miller

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Josephine Miller is changing the way we live our lives each and every day. Miller a driving force behind implementing plastic bag and Styrofoam bans in Santa Monica, California.

Moms Change the World: Wendy Silvers

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

I'm convinced that empowered, knowing, self-embodied mothers can move mountains. It doesn't matter what type of work these moms do. What matters is that they do it from their hearts and souls, knowing they can create change. Wendy Silvers is one of these mothers.

Network TV Is Trying To Figure Out How To Portray Empowered Women

Slate XX | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women

Television is a trend-driven business: Bridesmaids does well and suddenly, everyone's looking for funny women, Modern Family is a hit, and suddenly, m...

Luck Vs. Empowerment: 5 Tools To Claim Your Power

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

When it seems you have the "luck of the Irish," remember it's more than luck. You've taken your power back! Your head and heart are working together, in sync, and you're living an empowered life.

Why McKinsey Has Women's Empowerment All Wrong

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Although the report includes a suggestion for leaders to work on the limiting mindsets that create the barriers for women, the recommendations focus primarily on "fixing the women" instead of on fixing the system that created the problem.

Inspiration from Empowered Women, Share Your Own (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

These days, there are more women with college degrees than men -- as clear an indicator as any of progress by generations of empowered women. Yet ther...