It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.
We graduated from college with a diploma and a dream but not much certainty as to what path our lives would take or even who we'd become along the way. Most of us leapt before we looked and landed okay. So, why the dread over what I'll call "commencement 2.0"?
Finding financing to launch a new venture in this shaky economy is tricky enough. But what are the odds that an aspiring business owner who is struggling with a mental illness or living in a rural area could secure start-up capital? Increasingly good, it turns out.
Lole in Paris, in Canada and elsewhere, holds what are called "meet-ups," or events to which they invite yogis, meditation and massage therapists to their atelier stores -- which double as relaxation spaces.
Let's shift the discourse away from 'women vs. women', which sounds like a tawdry Las Vegas boxing match, and move it towards a much deeper conversation about what we need to do to get more women in leadership positions in both the public and private sector and eradicate poverty.
A growing unrest is stirring the global microcredit market. Some are asking whether microcredit has really benefited the poor. Although the spotlight might be uncomfortable, microfinance institutions should welcome this soul searching.
In a destitute country facing famine, natural disasters, and a beleaguered government, Muhammad Yunus saw an opportunity to help people one by one, and built an organization of others helping poor people help themselves
One idea that I am certain is a game changer for all of us is the idea of collective impact. No one business, no one government, no single sector can do it alone. Multiple stakeholders need to have shared values because they truly have shared responsibilities.
As a society, we have been systematically wired and re-wired to abhor failure. But amongst all of this stigmatisation we have forgotten one fundamental fact: the greatest innovations arise from a process of trial and error.
Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.