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10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Global Development

Melinda Gates | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Melinda Gates

Over the next decade, nearly 1 billion women will enter the global workforce. This could be great for the world. If these 1 billion women are allowed to apply their ingenuity and skills and talent to their fullest extent, they will make everybody's lives better.

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...

From Their Hearts to Your Home: Videos of Women's Colleges Holiday Wishes

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Today, I'm sharing holiday videos from women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays, offering season's greetings, holiday wishes, and Christmas cheer!

Let Every Woman's Voice Ring

Frida Giannini | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Frida Giannini

By promoting and funding progress in the areas of education, health and justice, we can change the prospects for girls and women, and those girls and women can change the world.

December Diary: Where Women, Education and Violence Are Concerned, Progress Is Not Inevitable

Laurie L. Patton | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Laurie L. Patton

Even with progress in education, violence against women has not abated. There is a global backlash against this progress, this insistence that educated women are also women in the public sphere. And the backlash is in the news every day.

Eleven Words

Melanne Verveer | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Melanne Verveer

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, I can't help but recall the moment 17 years ago when then-First Lady Hillary Clinton proclaimed, "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights."

The Candy Crowley Effect: Little Things Can Lead to Big Changes

Kate Farrar | Posted 12.22.2012 | DC
Kate Farrar

Last week, young women across the country saw something on their TVs and streaming on their laptops they had never seen before: a woman moderating a presidential debate.

Women Get More Value Out Of College Than Men Do

Posted 10.18.2011 | College

Women are more likely to report that their college education served them well, a new report from the Pew Research Center reveals. As the report sta...

'A Girl Store' Gives An Education To Girls In India, One Click At A Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Less than half of all school-aged girls in India go to school. One nonprofit organization says you can change that, one school book or pencil case a...

Women's Rights In Afghanistan Depends On Where One Lives

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Stuart Whatley

Conditions in Afghanistan are acutely compartmentalized. Reports from one village can be bright and optimistic while another locale is rife with atrocities towards women and girls.

Fathers: Bring Your Daughters to School

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pedro C. Moreno

Many organizations work with women and children and hold them in shelters as victims of abuse, but not many are working directly with those men who may be still causing suffering to others.