I talked with the multi-talented Lovato about all her various projects and why she feels so passionately called to use her platform to help and inspire others.
When it comes to parties, I want my favorite people to show up at a dive bar so we can all drink from cheap pitchers (gin and tonic for me, please) and do karaoke together. I was completely out of my element on this one. Tulle? What's that?
Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs.
Unless the men at the top of our organizations strategically decide that equality at the top is the right thing to do, it won't happen.
It is true that there are fewer women getting funded and building billion-dollar companies. The numbers are improving, yet we still have a long way to go. The answer to this problem is to start early and to focus on the internal factors causing this imbalance.
While our beloved celebrities may win awards for their on-screen personas, the public is usually pretty conscientious of who actually has a heart invested in their said foundations and organizations and who has a publicist shoving an agenda down their throat.
This week, the normally controversy-free game show "Jeopardy!" managed to insult female viewers with rather confounding answers to its "What Women Want" category.
I was broke -- financially, emotionally and mentally. I kept on running though because I wasn't able to cover my own bills. I thought if I just kept on going, things would change.
Over the last decade the Grand Challenges family of programs has fostered innovation and partnership to address some of the world's most difficult global health and development challenges for the poor and marginalized.
In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite "a better future for all" is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.
The status of women in Romanian society has seen both improvements and setbacks over the last two decades. Accession to the EU initially brought advances, as the country had to meet European standards on equality. But some of those advances were short-lived.
Truth be told, grief makes a lot of people uncomfortable. It's hard to see someone you care about torn up emotionally. It's natural to want to fix them, but that's just not possible. Therefore, the most helpful thing you can do for someone who is hurting is to offer to just be there for them in whatever capacity they need.
In the upcoming documentary, Hard Hatted Woman, filmmaker Lorien Barlow explores gender stereotypes entrenched in the workforce by shining a spotlight on an industry that has remained stubbornly male even despite federal interventions in the late '70s: construction.
It is about cultivating a love of reading, writing and learning. It is about finding new layers of meaning in our lives through the stories we read, and the stories we tell about our experiences.
When we are able to love ourselves unconditionally and accept ourselves just the way we are, it does not matter if other people love us or hate us, like us or dislike us.
If we want a freer, safer, and fairer world for women and girls, our organizing must not only be about celebrity endorsements, convening conversations among experts, or casual activism on social media. The voices of actual women living in poverty and violence must be heard.