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Women Empowerment

Women Deserve To Be On The $20 Bill

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.

On Women's Equality Day, we write to echo the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists who support the Women On 20s campaign. As we continue making progress for the cause of women's rights, we hope to preserve Alexander Hamilton's place on our currency while elevating a woman to a place she deserves.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

The Work of Feminism Is Far From Over

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Trainwreck is predictable in part because it's Hollywood, but if you peel away the layers, it sends a message that is not at all untrue. Even--spoiler alert--Amy learns about her own double standards.

Women Need to Build Each Other Up, Not Tear Each Other Down

Danielle Prager | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

We hear so often about the injustices that women face in the workplace as a result of gender inequality or the stereotyped, "white middle-aged male" -- but what we don't hear enough about are the injustices we are met with that originate from the hands of other women.

Purpose Unfolds in the Bahamas: Meet Tara Diane and Melisa Hall

Lucinda Cross | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Lucinda Cross

What is my purpose? This is the hardest question to ask yourself. The answer is simple, you do not have to wait for purpose to find you to figure it out. You are born with it. It is your birthright.

Muslim Women Superheroes

Lila Igram | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Lila Igram

I have the privilege of working with some amazing Muslim women -- women who run highly effective grassroots organizations or speak out against injustice. Yet despite their achievements, the media seems to always portray Muslim women as victims.

When My Kids Told Me I Don't Spend Enough Time With Them

Lisa Froelings | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Lisa Froelings

I've learned that when I chose to spend time with my kids, I have become more straightforward with more approach in my business and the results were amazing.

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

Power of the Pen: Meet Author Charron Monaye

Lucinda Cross | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
Lucinda Cross

I was so excited to sit down and interview this phenomenal woman about her passion for writing and how therapeutic it was for her and her calling in life.

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The strategy for reform is simple. There must be mentoring and teamwork programs; egalitarian leadership; an examination of the gender gap problem; an exchange of ideas to influence legal culture; and pragmatic plans to facilitate growth and retention of female talent.

Think PYNK

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media
Marjoriet T. Matute

Steps away from the mecca of New York City, Moore and I sat in a quaint café on 42nd street. Early morning meetings and continuous contact with business related calls, I managed to steal a few minutes to discuss the future of PYNK.

5 Struggles Feminists Will Understand

Kali Rogers | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

The struggle between femininity and feminism is real, my friends, and even in this new millennium of progression and open mindedness, it still very much exists. Here are my current feminist struggles, and I'm sure you have way more to add to this list as well.

Ending Global Poverty One Woman at a Time

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
The Next Ten Challenge

More than one billion people in the world still live on less than $1.25 a day, and according to the IMF, it's estimated that as much as 27 percent of GDP in developing counties is lost each year due to women being denied entry into the global economy. That's why empowering women is not only the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing.

Power Mom Building an Empire: Nascar Team Owner Melissa Lebron

Lucinda Cross | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Lucinda Cross

Motherhood is a full-time job, and this mom is clearly working overtime to build her family empire. I had the honor of interviewing Nascar team owner Melissa Lebron. Melissa Harville-Lebron is the first African American NASCAR woman team owner.

Mother's Day Snapshot: Behind the Gifts, Flowers and Feelings

Dilshad Dayani | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Dilshad Dayani

We salute your courage to bridge the stereotypes with non-conventional ideas and as you continue to do so, we hope that you are rejuvenated by those who hold you near and dear on this special day!

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

5 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!

STEM Women Stories: Aspire and Inspire

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Levine

Bucking the trend, efforts to encourage women to embrace STEM have increased dramatically. Those efforts span the country, including in Tennessee where the Women Ground Breakers recently held their annual Chattanooga GroundBreaking Storytelling featuring women in STEM.

Remembering the Genocide in Rwanda and Empowering Women for its Future

Rosine Urujeni | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Rosine Urujeni

Most of our 800 artisan partners have not finished primary school. For many, Indego Africa's education programs are the only real learning opportunities they have ever had or will ever have in their lifetimes.

How Beauty Pageants Both Helped and Hurt Me at the Same Time

Sarah Hillware | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Sarah Hillware

The real competition should lie in community service hours logged, charity dollars raised, and persons inspired. Women should be judged based on character and contributions, instead of looks.

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact

A global organization has recognized several philanthropic entrepreneurs in hopes that the honor will benefit their causes around the world. The S...

Boy Saves Island in a Most Humble Way

Dennis Miller | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News
Dennis Miller

When El Salvadorian Daniel Teodoro visited San Rafael Tasajera island on a high school class project in 2007, he fell in love with its beauty and was appalled at the poverty of its 1800 residents.

Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation

Chris W. Williams | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Chris W. Williams

One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold women back in their personal lives and professional careers.

Breaking the Code: How the Ad Council Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Chances are you've come across a public service announcement (PSA) from the Ad Council, such as their recent "Love Has No Labels" campaign that went viral with over 86 million views. I interviewed Laurie Keith, Director of National Media Accounts at the Ad Council, to shed some light on how technology is used to empower their campaigns.