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Women Empowerment

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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.

Let's Empower Women by Empowering Men

Maria Correia | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Maria Correia

Sunday, March 8 marked International Women's Day, a celebration of women worldwide that dates back to 1977 when the UN General Assembly challenged its members to declare a day for women's rights and world peace.

Baby Boomer Women: A History of Empowerment

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

March is Women's History Month and seems to be a good time to honor and increase our awareness of the women who have made history.

When It Comes to Women's Equality, This Movement Shows There's No There There

Chelsea Clinton | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Chelsea Clinton

While the data show that we are making progress in a number of important areas -- including health, education and legal protections -- it equally reveals that these gains have not been fully realized by all.

On This International Women's Day, Let's Recognize The Value of Investing In Women And Girls

Rainn Wilson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Rainn Wilson

For more than 100 years, people around the globe have been acknowledging this day -- March 8 -- as International Women's Day. Many world leaders are now recognizing what we at the Mona Foundation have known for over 15 years: Strategically investing in women and girls transforms communities and can heal the world.

Mind the (Gender) Gap

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

Tackling this issue requires a change in a society's understanding of "what a woman can or can not do." Policies help. Signing treaties help. Yet, advocating a change in mentality requires reframing the conversation at the policy level.

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

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.05.2015 | 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.

A Challenge for Women: Love Yourself Even When Society Says Otherwise

Nora Turriago | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Nora Turriago

It must be noted that the process of confidence and self-love is exactly that: a process. It doesn't occur overnight. Rather, consider every day an opportunity to practice reminding yourself who, exactly, you are. Love yourself unconditionally.

Reaction Action Time

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Amy Elias, MS

What you do to pull me through the reaction, the positioned postured action of devolving, evolving spiraling down to the bottomed out triangulation- That's your action... Reaction.

Africa's Poor Policies Letting Women and Girls Down

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Mariéme Jamme

Due to weak gender policies, lack of credible evaluation and measurement, implementation and monitoring, vaguely imported programs and the willingness to act, African governments are letting women and girls down.

IndieFlix: A Movement to Change the World One Indie Movie at a Time

Heather Martin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Heather Martin

Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.

Ladies, 10 Tips for Discrimination at Work

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Miri Ben-Ari

Here is a list of 10 tips that I found to be effective and I hope that could be useful if you ever find yourself in a situation like that, you should always refer to an attorney for legal advice.

7 Ways Women Can Lift Up, Not Tear Each Other Down

Susan Skog | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Susan Skog

We can't afford to fall back into outdated, destructive ways: When we hold one woman back, we hold all women back. And when we empower and support each other, we all go big. The world is calling for us to go big!

5 Secrets Of A Go-Getter Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

As we look forward to ushering in 2015, several goals and aspirations are in the rearview mirror. Some fulfilled dreams, some unfulfilled. Some incredible highs, some backbreaking lows. The go-getter girl in us reflects on the happenings of the past year, and she feels rejuvenated and hopeful about the gifts 2015 may bring.

Moving the World to Reach Peace and Compassion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

The Only Solution for Ending Violence Against Women

Tara Chklovski | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

With Technovation Dharavi, women pushed their daughters to go through the program and 15 girls actually created apps on safety for women, access to clean water and education. This is absolutely incredible considering that they competed with girls from the wealthiest schools in Silicon Valley.

Yes, I Can Compete In Beauty Pageants And Still Be A Feminist

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Kiara Imani Williams

To the self-proclaimed feminists who judge me for my involvement in pageants, I want you to know that I do not compete in pageants for the attention of men. I am proud of my body, but it does not define me or validate my worth. I compete in pageants because I like them. Feminism and femininity can co-exist.