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On Mentoring

Alyse Nelson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

I think one of the myths about mentoring is that it's about a person standing in front of you, holding your hand and guiding the way. In reality, I believe it's about the person who's ready to stand behind you, who believes in your vision and is ready to help you move forward.

Fostering Women's Entrepreneurship in Business and Beyond

Julie Fasone Holder | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Julie Fasone Holder

It's when we connect with others over an idea or a struggle that we learn something about ourselves and grow as professionals. I believe that women are adept at this act of connecting, and it's especially useful for women entrepreneurs on the rise.

Afghan Fund Launched As Orphans Visit New York

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

With the American presence in Afghanistan shaken in the horrific wake of Quran burnings, the death of innocent civilians and indications that the Amer...

12 Days Of Giving To Support Women And Girls Globally

Stephenie Foster | Posted 02.24.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

As we begin the Twelve Days of Christmas, and mark the fifth night of Hanukah, here are some organizations I recommend that help create sustainable change for women and girls worldwide.

From Paris to Panama: Why Women Must Speak Out Against Violence in the Workplace and at Home

Nell Merlino | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Nell Merlino

This message -- that women in the workplace must stand up for themselves -- is one that Christine Lagarde has been trying to express during her campaign to head the IMF.

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

WATCH: A Kenyan Girl Puts Off Marriage To Become A Teacher

Aaron Kisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Kisner

Kakenya did not want to grow up to be trapped like her mother. But Maasai girls don't have choices. Their culture doesn't ask a girl what she wants to be.

A New Decade for Women-Focused Philanthropy

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Women-focused philanthropy is more than just a trend; over the past several years, it has become one of the most important models for creating tangible results in communities.

"Vital Voices" Honors Andeisha Farid in Washington

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I spoke to Andeisha Farid yesterday in Washington yesterday, who was pleased to have just met Michelle Obama. Hillary Clinton then spoke about her in...