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Racheal Yeager

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Talking to HERproject Heroes in Bangladesh

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 10:02 AM

When I joined BSR four and a half years ago and began managing HERproject, I remember wondering how impactful the program could really be. HERproject is a women's health-education program that uses the factory setting and a peer-educator methodology to disseminate general and reproductive health information to female workers. Factories...

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Women's Empowerment and HIV/AIDS: A Call to Action on World AIDS Day

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 4:39 PM

When I was in college, I thought "women's issues" was a soft political science -- post-conflict reconciliation and diplomacy, poverty alleviation, and democratization were the tough issues that required the most attention on the global stage. Years later through my work on BSR's HERproject and global research on gender inequality,...

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Empowering Women for Sustainability

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 2:55 PM

Last week, a couple notable events occurred in the world of sustainability. One was the annual BSR Conference, which brings together more than 1,000 sustainability professionals from around the world to envision how business can help solve global challenges such as climate change, transparency and governance, and human...

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Health Enables Returns: Workplace Program for Women Delivers Business Benefits

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2011 | 4:06 PM

We introduced Huffington Post readers to HERproject last year as an example of business successfully working with women. HERproject, a factory-based women's health education program, continues to empower female workers to address reproductive and other health issues and prevent health risks in more than 80 factories...

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When Business Works With Women

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 7:18 PM

This week in New York, corporate responsibility professionals from around the world have gathered at the BSR Conference 2010 to develop new and innovative strategies. On Wednesday, I led a discussion with Exxon Mobil, Levi Strauss, and SAP about how their companies are using investments in women to accomplish business...

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