In order to provide Founder of Women One and UNICEF Ambassador, Dayle Haddon, with a true understanding of the situation of women in Turkey, Turkish Philanthropy Funds felt it was essential to visit various cities throughout our vast and diverse country. Our first stop on our tour: Istanbul.
Where is the accommodation and adjustment taking the world of men? If the old model of masculinity has outlived its shelf life, what will the new one look like?
This week marks an important occasion in golf, sports and, quite frankly, the campaign for equality. For the first time, female members of the Augusta National Golf Club will be present at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.
Today's woman has to be strong and smart, ready and alert at all times because, in many circumstances, her work needs to be as good, if not better than her male counterparts in order to receive the same recognition -- or to justify that recognition.
Was the 10-year slog, the fear from death threats and stalking, taunts, and t-shirts with our heads on pig's bodies -- and worse -- worth it? Yep. One more barrier broken, one more myth about "woman's place" shattered.
Even for women working full-time, the painfully slow economic "recovery" of the past five years has wrecked havoc on our wage growth.
ven our dreams are similar... to empower women to find their voices and step more fully into their lives. And we're both taking it out to the world, through writing, performing, speaking and riding the tide of change, not knowing where it is leading, but excited by the journey.
Perhaps Morsi believes that his apparently cordial relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama will keep the aid money flowing and his regime afloat. The U.S. needs ask hard questions about whether Morsi is worth the price.
Sheryl Sandberg is right -- we don't have enough women leaders. And she's right that it's a classic chicken and egg problem. No matter what the original cause of the problem is, getting more women to run for political office is a big part of the solution.
The JobRaising Challenge, our effort to raise money, increase awareness and support nonprofits working to create jobs, yielded more than $1.5 million in donations -- most of them under $100. Now, knowing just how much impact we can have, and how many organizations are eager to make a difference, we are again asking how we can raise money and awareness, this time to tap into the potential of women-focused nonprofits. So I'm delighted to announce The RaiseForWomen Challenge, an initiative to help women-focused nonprofits gain resources and recognition, in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, and Sheryl WuDunn and Nick Kristof's Half the Sky Movement. The initiative coincides with a women's conference I'm co-hosting with Mika Brzezinski on June 6, on the theme of "Redefining Success: The Third Metric." To sign up to participate in the Challenge and invest in women who are changing the world, click here.
What a better time than this, National Poetry Month, to enter another sort of discussion: the common space poems create for reflection -- on the challenges we face, the choices we make, and the invaluable importance of all women do.
Across the nation, immigrant women are key contributors to our communities and to our nation's economy. Immigration reform will not succeed if it fails to unite families and to recognize the work of all women.
Profit and social progress go hand in hand, not their own ways. They happen together. There is no reason why a company cannot boost its competitiveness while also creating value within society.
If the Hague initiative is going to make a real difference in the lives of women, it needs to take a broader view of the problem and address the full spectrum of women's needs during conflict.
On this Equal Pay Day, we must urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides a much-needed update to the Equal Pay Act -- a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.
The Arab public sphere is dominated by narratives that emphasize deep animosity toward the United States. Such suspicions often are rooted in real differences over policy. But they are also driven by self-serving machinations.