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Lena Dunham Announces Official 'Girls' Premiere Date

Posted 10.15.2012 | TV

"Girls" Season 2 has a premiere date. The network previously announced that "Girls" would be returning in January, but creator and star Lena Dunha...

Exclusive: Interview With Oprah About Her School for Girls

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Marianne Schnall

2012-10-12-ScreenShot20121012at9.58.00AM.pngOne of the achievements that is clearly closest to Oprah Winfrey's heart is founding the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

The Business of Hope

Susan Davis | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

As it turns out, hope can be a powerful force for anyone, anywhere -- the law school student in America, the woman in Bangladesh struggling with extreme poverty, and the girl in Pakistan who just wants to go to school.

Letting Girls Be Girls

Sarah Costa | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Sarah Costa

International Day of the Girl is a day to recognize the rights of girls and to reflect on the unique hardships many of them face. It's also a day to honor their resilience and their capacity -- if given the right opportunities -- to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Catapulting Change for Girls and Women

Melinda Gates | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Lately, I have been reflecting on the ingenuity and commitment I witness in the women and girls I meet during my learning trips to the developing world. That's because today, October 11, 2012, marks the first-ever United Nations International Day of the Girl. And it's about time.

Women On TV Step Off The Scale

New York Times | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women

ON her new show, “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Kaling plays a single doctor who is irked but not undone by a male colleague telling her she should lo...

On International Day of the Girl, We Honor Malala Yousafzai

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Because Malala, you were viciously targeted and shot down days before we celebrate the first "International Day of the Girl, " I write these words to honor you -- and all the girls like you, who despite the wolves of hatred, inequality, and violence, insist on your human rights.

A Promise to Girls

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl. This is a day to celebrate the fact that it is girls who will change the world; that the empowerment of girls holds the key to development and security for families, communities and societies worldwide.

Girls Out of School and Into Wedlock

Sarah Brown | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Pregnancy and childbirth is still the leading cause of death for teenage girls in the poorest corners of the word, and despite all the progress in reducing maternal mortality by 47 percent we have yet to save these young, vulnerable lives. One of the biggest issues to resolve is child marriage.

Are Female Leaders Better for the World's Women?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Solving the problems for women and girls around the world isn't just about more women coming into power. It's about more women (and men) coming into power who value the feminine

Ethiopia: God Is Even Bigger Than We Think

ONE | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact

Today, almost five years to the day since I flew to Nairobi to begin my first African adventure, I'm sitting in the international terminal of Dulles airport in Washington, D.C., waiting to board a 787 Dreamliner bound for Ethiopia.

The Unbelievable Strength Of Women

ONE | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact

As much as I love shopping and design and discovering some wonderful something-or-other that I know will help other moms, my real passion is supporting small business. Especially those run by women and mothers trying to support their families.

The Role of Role Models -- Large, Small or Any Size

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

What does it mean to be a good female role model? Is it the woman who transforms herself, gets into shape and loses weight? Or the one who rebels, avoids the fuss and doesn't care? Is it the aging woman who has the courage to admit to cosmetic surgery or the one who resists?

The Tragedy of Child Brides

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Our guarantee on International Day of The Girl Child is that we will do everything, everywhere to ensure that the millions of girls who have not gone to school today will get their chance of an education and have their basic human rights respected.

International Day of the Girl: Why Science & Math Programs Matter

Camille Crittenden | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Camille Crittenden

Few efforts could better serve the "interests of society" than strengthening programs for girls to explore the full range of subjects available to them.

Lena Dunham Was Louis C.K. For Halloween

Posted 10.08.2012 | TV

She may have landed a massive book deal on Monday, but Lena Dunham still gets star struck ... at least by Louis C.K. "I'm intimidated by Louis. He ...

What TV Taught Us This Week

Posted 10.05.2012 | TV

From Emmy surprises to fall premieres and show renewals, we certainly learned a lot from the TV world this week. "Homeland" stole the show on Emmy...

Countdown to Ethiopia (and About That ONE Campaign)

ONE | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

ONE is not a charity.​ It's a "nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa." ONE never asks for your money, just your voice.

Lena Dunham Book Bidding Hits How Much?!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.04.2012 | Women

If she scores this jaw-dropping book deal, Lena Dunham won't be just one of the "Girls" anymore. Bidding for Dunham's upcoming book skyrocketed to...

Where the Girls Aren't: What the Absence of Female Friendships on Network TV Reveals

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Perhaps the lack of prominent female friendships in network television is the response to a kind of cultural anxiety in the wake of books and articles trumpeting "the end of men."

A Weekend of Women's Empowerment: Why 12 Year Olds Should Be Attending the WIE Symposium

Lauren Berninger | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Lauren Berninger

While I listened to the amazing panels at this past weekend's WIE Symposium, I wondered why so many women in attendance were only just engaging with their true purpose at age 30 or 40. Here is what they wish they'd known, and why sixth graders should be empowered now.

The Faithful Shopper: Kute Kids

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to school shopping is over, and the kids have all their electronics, books, pens, supplies and everyday needs in hand. But is your shopping done? Here are a few spectacular shops to outfit your little ones through the rest of the year!

Will Hannah And Marnie Make Up In Season 2 Of 'Girls'?

Posted 09.26.2012 | TV

As the Season 2 premiere of "Girls" draws just a little bit closer, the cast is divulging a few details about what's to come. Will Hannah (Lena Du...

Viewers 'Don't Want To See Me Nude' On 'Girls'

Posted 09.25.2012 | TV

Some of the stars of "Girls" will no doubt get naked in Season 2 of the HBO series, but Rita Wilson won't be partaking. Wilson -- who will guest s...

10 Rules for Emerging Women Leaders

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Tabby Biddle

I believe the world is ready for feminine leadership and that women leaders are the solution to the world's ills.