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Empowering Women

Amanda Freeman : On Success and Living Life to the Fullest

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Anna Teurnell: On Empowering the Modern Woman through Timeless Fashion

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

From where I stand: Yoeurn Reaksa

UN Women | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women Cambodia/Lisa Taieb “The men at the factory would stare at me and tell me that I was old enough ‘to be...

What I'm Really Thinking About As I Turn 60

Brenda Braxton | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
Brenda Braxton

So, as another season of my life comes to a close and the realization of turning 60 on my next birthday hits me and the sadness and grief of those lost dreams and hopes seem to keep playing in my mind to the point of ... AWWWW HELL! LIFE IS GOOD!

5 Powerful, Valuable Lessons on How to Raise Remarkable, Empowered, Confident Girls

Maimah Karmo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Maimah Karmo

Being a parent is the most selfless gift. Your job is to give this person, who is your heart outside yourself, everything, while grooming them to someday leave you and go into the world. With our children, we have a beautiful interchange --each of us being the other's greatest teacher. Here's what being a parent has taught me.

From Traveler to Changemaker

Culture-ist | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Culture-ist

By Maria Russo In July 2015, my husband and I headed to Rwanda, a country that suffered one of the worst genocides the world has ever seen - more tha...

Jane Shepherdson - On A Vision That Impacts

Renata M. Black | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Nonprofit Empowers Bangladesh Factory Workers With Cameras

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.04.2016 | World

A creative initiative is helping stitch together the lives of Bangladeshi factory workers outside of their grueling jobs. Since February 2015, volunte...

Ghosting: A Toxic Dating Game

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

"You're overreacting." "It happens all the time. Get over it and move on!" "It's his loss. Just wasn't meant to be" Comments from well meaning frie...

Chantel Waterbury : On the Impact of Authenticity

Renata M. Black | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

The "72 Hour Pause" Rule

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

"To act, or not to act: that is the question", as Shakespeare would have said. Decisions, decisions, decisions! According to various internet sour...

Wearable Technology Contributing to the Sexual Assault Awareness Conversation

Lissette Calveiro | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology
Lissette Calveiro

Smart safety gadgets that seek to reduce assaults and empower victims.

11 Pieces of Tough Love Hidden in Adele's '25'

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Alyssa Piperis

The more I've listened to 25, the more I've uncovered gems. Hidden in these 11 new songs are crucial, no BS life lessons, or pieces of tough love, I believe everyone needs to hear and have reinforced from time to time.

The Story of Our Women in Rwanda (PHOTOS)

Culture-ist | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Culture-ist

By Maria Russo The air is thick with dust. Construction in Kigali is seemingly everywhere. The city has recently gone through an incredible boom, c...

Dear Women: Let Me Remind You of the Great Powers You Posses

Sarah Blondin | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Sarah Blondin

Dear women of the world, rest a while and listen as I tell you of the great powers resting there on your hips, on your breast, in the fibers that twist and twine within your flesh, of the greatness you possess in which I think you need to be reminded.

Dear Laura Bush, This Is Not The Way To Help Oppressed Women

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former first lady Laura Bush is offering a case study in how not to promote an excellent cause. Bush is doing the media rounds to push a...

Action for Women and Girls Must Happen Year Round

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.

From Hate to Hope: A Roadmap for 2016

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

The year closed in an epidemic of fear and displacement. Fear of terror, of violence, of speaking up, of being gunned down -- in church, in the street, in a park, at an office party, in one's own home. Displacement, due to barrel bombs and cluster bombs, terrorist thuggery and the very real threats on multiple continents from dictators clinging to power.

Curtains Up, Light the Lights!

Candy Spelling | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts
Candy Spelling

As 2015 comes to a close I am so grateful for many things in my life: my family, my friends, and my good fortune in finding yet another fabulous Broadway show to produce.

Plus-Size Model Wins Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Curves

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Janice Celeste

"Don't wait to lose weight or until your life is just perfect to make changes. Pursue your dreams right now."

Empowering Women to Empower Themselves

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Quenby Wilcox

Every time I turn around, I encounter another organization that is dedicated to "empowering" women. But, when one starts to scratch the surface, moving beyond the rhetoric, it is clear that very few understand, and much less address, the harsh realities women face into today's world.

Total Mess or Totally Chic? 3 Small Changes to Help You Feel Fabulous Every Day

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Kimberly Petrosino

No matter how well-intentioned, we don't always bring our most fabulous selves to the table. We're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just don't feel like it. But the good news is, we don't have to be perfect to feel fabulous! Sometimes it's as easy as a simple mind shift.

Empowering Women to End Poverty Requires Engaging Men Along the Way

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

Much progress has been made in moving the needle to empower women and create opportunities for improvements in maternal health, education and equality. But we are nowhere close to a position where we can become complacent. There is much more work to be done. Exponentially more work.

Game On!

Ginny Gilder | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
Ginny Gilder

I had no idea what an adventure owning a professional sports franchise would turn out to be back in the early summer of 2007. Never in a thousand years would I have predicted I would want to do something like this, much less sign up to, or be granted the chance.