I am so inspired by Berta and other resilient women around the world who passionately stand up for human rights, who stand on the front lines and defend their communities, despite the target that work puts on their backs.
"Entrepreneurial women tend to hide behind the paperwork, instead of just jumping in, feet first. Just do it! At first, I started down that rabbit hole and realized: What am I spending my time and energy and money for?"
From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.
We are told that Thomas Edison's search for the filament of the light bulb succeeded only after more than 6,000 failures. Today, start-ups hear the message that failure and experimentation are the route to innovation and, ultimately, success.
There's nothing that I care more passionately about than matching opportunities with philanthropists for transformative change. This year, I'm excited to make #GivingTuesday my new favorite holiday and look forward to watching this virtual philanthropic community grow and thrive.
How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.
Capped off by a hit-laden set from Chime for Change co-founder and Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (which saw her joined onstage for "Crazy in Love" by her husband, Jay-Z), the list of performers and presenters just might blow your mind a little.
This month, as many of my colleagues around the world celebrate motherhood, I work towards a future where all the mothers in my community have access to safe and healthy pregnancies -- a future free of the cries that once filled the homes of my neighbors.
Malala Yousufzai's story is important not only as a news story, but as a human rights impact story -- and what it can inspire about our desire to get involved and "take action." When we see and hear a story like hers, we want to do something.
Some Americans may hesitate to contribute to flood relief because we associate Pakistan with qualities we don't admire. How can we distance ourselves from the qualities we don't like while offering solidarity to the people of Pakistan?
What's tough is if everything, like every visit to an airport, is always Code Orange. Constant, low level anxiety starts to feel like the Cause That Cried Wolf--hard to trust, harder to back over time.