iOS app Android app

Women Empowerment

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 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 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.

Let's Empower Women by Empowering Men

Maria Correia | Posted 05.10.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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.