With the Oscars 2016 around the corner and the promise of more diversity by the year 2020 including women behind and in front of the camera, a change that was long overdue and finally is being challenged, there is still a need of more conversation about it.
The lessons that successful immigrant women communicate: bring your ambition and talent to the US, the right place to seek success--but remember to follow in the footsteps of role model achievers, adopting the daily use of immigration Rx.
Beauty is inner-strength and self-belief, kindness to others, humility, and seeing the depth in other people rather than dismissively judging them by superficial measures. It's knowing all the things you are truly capable of being and achieving in this world and wanting to strive to do it.
Celebrities in the United States typically include singers and film stars and sports heroes. They also usually include people like Kim Kardashian who are simply famous for being famous. But -- once upon a time -- scientists used to be celebrities as well.
I spent my early years in New York City, went to college, got married, had kids and just assumed this is how my life would be and how it has always been. It wasn't until I listened to the stories that are a part of MAKERS that I realized how these choices were privileges by any other name.
From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.