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Women for Women International

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.

When Business Works With Women

Racheal Yeager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Racheal Yeager

Women in the developing world will be critical partners in building more sustainable and profitable communities and reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

An Interview with Karen Sherman of Women for Women International

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Last fall, our work in the Democratic Republic of Congo was highlighted on Oprah, and we grew from approximately 28,000 women being served to nearly 45,000 women in our programs.

The Gender Gap in Philanthropy Revealed

Lisa Witter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Witter

Research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute show that women, in general, score higher on motives of care and empathy. However, further research needs to examine other motivations for giving by gender.

A Long Overdue Reunion

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zainab Salbi


Leadership to the Rescue

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Lublin

Instead of throwing bazillions of dollars at McKinsey or calling the National Guard, why not tap some of our nation's best non-profit practitioners to solve one of our ugliest messes?

Overcoming Cultural Barriers With Sound Economics

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

Once economic necessity lowers cultural barriers, women can use the opportunity to renegotiate power relations within the household and the community.

A Report From "Women in the World: Stories and Solutions" Summit - Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Gloria Steinem has stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast's three-day event.

Kristof Visits Congo, Promotes 'Run For Congo Women' Campaign

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2005, Lisa Shannon watched an episode on The Oprah Winfrey Show that changed her life. The episode was about women in eastern Congo, about a war th...

The Goldman Sachs Investment You Haven't Heard About Yet

Dan Silverstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Of all the possibilities this storied bastion of testosterone production might have selected, educating women entrepreneurs surely qualifies as one of the more astounding.

Reaching Women Around the World

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sheryl Sandberg

How does an individual sitting at a Thanksgiving table in the United States provide any real assistance to a woman who will never have a meal like that in her entire life?

Finding the Best in the Worst Circumstances: Reflections on my travels to Rwanda and the DRC with Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zainab Salbi

By Sara Sykes Women for Women International In the Women for Women International headquarters office in Washington DC, I sit in a small office everyd...

Face-To-Face: How Women Can Make A Difference

Nancy Northrop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Northrop

I first learned about Women for Women International from a good friend named Susan who had become the sponsor of a sister in Kosovo. When Susan showe...

Diary From Rwanda: Day Two | Lisa Nastasi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Read Diary From Rwanda: Day One here The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."--Mahatma Ghandi On Tuesday morning, we...

Diary From Rwanda: One Woman's Story | Lisa Nastasi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A year ago, I was invited to join a very special group of women in London in supporting the multiple award-winning NGO, Women for Women International....