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Zonta International -- If You Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation

Getrude Matshe | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

Today I felt privileged today to live in the first country in the world to see the sun and to be the first country to celebrate the International Women's Day with women's organisations from all over the world.

Not All Working Women Can 'Lean In'

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Fredrickson

Rarely, if ever, do we ask how those women without high wages, paid leave, affordable child care, or flexible schedules juggle their desperate need to earn money with caring for their family. But this is the big question that we all should be asking, because it turns out that there are real consequences for all of us.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

On International Women's Day, Business Leaders Call for Action

Richard Branson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Richard Branson

Business leaders call for action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and encourage business to build companies that truly value diversity

See How 3 Women are Harnessing Technology to Live a Purpose-Driven Life

Tae Yoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Shae, Lisa and Lucie all have taken different paths to finding purpose in their work, but the outcomes have been the same. They are helping others thrive, solving social problems and making an impact on their communities.

Beauty May Be Skin Deep, But Criticism Is Not

Gail Becker | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Question: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HAIR? In today's world, shouldn't we be able to declare our healthy disagreement without reaching for the ceramic hair straightener?

Six Reasons to Cheer for Unions This International Women's Day

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In spite of these strides, millions of female workers are getting the squeeze in today's economy. Even as women break the glass ceiling in business and politics, they still earn on average, 77 cents to every dollar earned by men -- and unions are a big part of the solution.

Ten Stunning Portraits Of Women Around The World

Posted 03.10.2014 | World

On March 8, the world celebrates International Women's Day, a moment to mark the strength, power and achievements of women worldwide. For the occasion...

On International Women's Day, ‘Invisible' Women Need Financial Access

Mary Ellen Iskenderian | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Wherever she lives, no matter what country, when a woman controls her own finances she invests that money in ways that can bring about long-term change -- education for her children, health care and better housing for her family. But low-income women around the world are routinely denied access to the basic financial products that most of us take for granted.

50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders To Celebrate International Women's Day

Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion

International Women's Day falls on March 8 and is a day for honoring the achievements of women around the world. As the globe moves further in the...

Rural Education Challeneges Highlighted On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

For those who missed the brightly colored Google Doodle, today is International Women's Day, the day to celebrate the economic, political and social a...

Give Women The Right Not to Choose

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Indra Adnan

Imagine now a world in which women -- and men -- had a right NOT to choose. Where they didn't have to choose between a fulfilling life at work AND a real, invested life at home.

Women Artists Remembered and Beloved

Max Eternity | Posted 06.06.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity

"In contemporary art, we can never underestimate the role of women artists in opening up the art world to diverse groups... starting in the 60's," says Lisa Tuttle, an Atlanta artist.

March 8, 2011: International Women's Day

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD) with events taking place all over the world. This global celebration honors women...