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Empowering Women

A Letter To My Children For The World I Imagine In 2030

Jaha Dukureh | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Jaha Dukureh

In 2030, my Khadija, you will not have to conform to any man's rule, you will not be anyone's play-dough, and you will not be moulded into figures of any man's invention. Come 2030, my baby girl, I hope you will be asking your mom about how she helped make this era the girl generation: a time when your children are born free.

Power Down to See Things in a Different Light

Mary Buchan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Buchan

Often a hectic schedule is invigorating to me. I like the feeling that comes with doing what I've decided to do, pursuing goals, solving problems and overcoming obstacles, one by one. But this particular week hadn't felt productive -- just busy. Was I really going anywhere? Or was I just running in circles?

Hello Younger Me! Want Some Good Advice? Please Yourself First!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

I want to take that young woman, the younger self who was so eager to be liked that she lost a part of herself, gently by the hand and tell her that pleasing yourself first is so much more important than pleasing others. You place so little value on your own being when you live to please others. And you lose a very precious thing in the bargain; your voice and the right to an opinion.

Land Rights: One Key to Women's Economic Empowerment

Anika Rahman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Anika Rahman

When women own land, we are better off. In 2005, after conducting case studies in Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ghana and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the World Bank concluded that having a protected right to land can increase women's access to food, water and safety.

4 Ways to Deal with a Male-Dominated Work Culture

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Increasing gender diversity and equality in the workplace can lead to increased revenues, greater innovation and improved employee satisfaction, which benefits us all.

Shark Tank? More Like Piranhas.

Ted Barber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ted Barber

"I think it's so ludicrous, and so frivolous, and so mindless... that it has merit." That was shrewd venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary talking about the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, a fun way to pan for treasure. Though he could have been talking about any number of products on the market.

Volunteers Ink Over Women's Prison Tattoos To Help Give Them Fresh Start

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact

One group is helping former prisoners put the past behind them with a little bit of ink. In an ad by Poland's Pedagogium The College of Social Scie...

Jacqueline Howard

Empowering Women And Girls Is The Key To Ending Poverty, And Here Are Numbers To Prove It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact

The lives of people in some of the world's poorest countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history, according to ...

Women Must Be Partners And Drivers Of Climate Change Decision-Making

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Millions of women around the world are on the front lines of climate change. The impacts of shifting temperatures, erratic rainfall and extreme weather events touch their lives in direct and profound ways.

Share Your Attitude of Gratitude by Helping Women Fight Hunger Worldwide!

Catherine Mandler | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Catherine Mandler

Sixty percent of the world's hungry are women. Local organizations are caring for women by providing resources and a means to make a living. These organizations are stopping the cycle of poverty by teaching women how to work their way out of poverty.

6 Ads That Actually Celebrate Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women

"Femvertising" is here, and it's probably here to stay. Ads catering to women and girls, citing feminism and female empowerment, and highlighting s...

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls Are a Smart Investment

Catherine Russell | Posted 12.13.2014 | DC
Catherine Russell

On Friday, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Malala Yousafzai for her fearless advocacy on behalf of girl's education. Her award is a cause for celebration -- but it is also a call for action, especially as we paused this October 11 to recognize the annual International Day of the Girl.

8 Ways You Can Take Action On The International Day Of The Girl

Megan Foo | Posted 12.10.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, a day established by the United Nations dedicated to raising awareness of gender inequalities, calling attention to gender-based discrimination and advocating for women's empowerment.

Nina Bahadur

Behind The Rise Of Feminist Advertising

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women

Ads that inspire and empower women may actually be making a difference, both to the way women feel about themselves and companies' bottom lines. At...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

The Empowerment Project: A Documentary That Says 'Yes You Can!'

Heather Martin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

Are you fatigued with our media culture that leaves young women and girls with the sole aspiration of being attractive or a celebrity or a reality TV star? Well then brace yourself for a new documentary.

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

The Message All Women Need To Hear

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, has an important message for a wife and mother.

5 Things You Can Do Today to Empower Women in Poverty

Lauren Supina | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

This summer, as you enjoy time off of work, keep in mind that the little things we do everyday and the opportunities we have to use our voice will have enormous impact for those living in poverty globally.

Fathers Educating and Empowering Daughters

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

The struggle that girls face in securing an education is not a girl or woman problem -- it is a father's and brother's issue too. Therefore, as we celebrate Father's Day in the U.S. on June 15, I call on my fellow fathers to join me to commit to ensuring that our daughters have access to a quality and safe education.

Women's Networks Transform Lives

Lauren Supina | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Lauren Supina

We all know that when women are able to meet, they network and share their experience, their wisdom and their resources. The results are telling too.

This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

When we give impoverished women a place at the global table of economic development, we take a firm stand in decreasing rates of child mortality and fostering health and prosperity in the developing world. This is something that is well worth celebrating on Mother's Day and supporting all year round.

How This Ugandan Nun Is Restoring Our Faith In Humanity

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

Ugandan Nun Rosemary Nyirumbe, recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, joined HuffPost Live to discuss her struggle to rebu...

Teaching Filmmaking to Burmese Refugee Students Was an Eye-opening Experience

Lila Igram | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

We achieve success at Connecther.org when our stakeholders achieve success. Azmina Karim, a young woman from Bangladesh who is passionate about uplifting the voices of women and girls in her country, is one such stakeholder.

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.