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Economic Empowerment

Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Domestic Violence

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

The public health issue of domestic violence is plagued by its invisibility and misperceptions at the societal level. These two factors combined profoundly impact society's response to both the problem of domestic violence and the victims.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

Black and Brown America -- Here Comes the Memo

John Hope Bryant | Posted 08.03.2014 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

It's time for black and brown America to get their copy of what I call The Memo. It's so straight forward, you can decide to ignore this article ...

Women's Networks Transform Lives

Lauren Supina | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Lauren Supina

We all know that when women are able to meet, they network and share their experience, their wisdom and their resources. The results are telling too.

How Learning To Use An ATM is Changing Lives in India

Heather Franzese | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Do you remember the first time you used an ATM? Probably not. It's one of those everyday conveniences we take for granted.

Inspire Change, Invest in Women

Afshan Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Afshan Khan

How can you pay it forward this year on International Women's Day is a question we ask ourselves as we join millions around the world to celebrate the courage, resilience and dignity of women who inspire change after surviving war and conflict.

Open-Source Capitalism and the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Hope Bryant

The real vision, mission and purpose for the 2nd annual HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit was actually quite simple -- to break the traditional cyc...

The Real Arab Spring Is About Women and Economic Development

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

Despite much improvement in women's status over the last few decades, women still own only 1 percent of the world's wealth, earn only a 10 percent share of global income, and occupy just 14 percent of leadership positions in the private and public sector, despite making up more than half of the world's population.

Sri Lanka : Advancing Gender Equality with Carefully Calculated Strategies

Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona

While the many accomplishments of women and girls, so far, need to be celebrated, it is also necessary to persist with addressing the many remaining challenges, both in developed and in developing countries. Inequality in opportunity for women and girls persists, even in parts of the world which are considered to be developed.

The Crucial Role of Women in Business in Latin America

Adele Gulfo | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Adele Gulfo

The great strides made by women in Latin America and around the world are undeniable but there is still much to be done. Given the progress today, it's exciting to think about the potential advancements and successes of women, and the resulting impact on economic growth.

From Wall Street to Kathmandu and Beyond

Sharon Davis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Sharon Davis

It's been seven years since I left Wall Street to become an architectural designer which has been one of the most impactful decisions of my life.

The Importance of Ensuring Older Adult Financial Security

John Taylor | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

After the irresponsible lending and nefarious practices that led to the crash of the economy and the housing crisis, it is the moral responsibility of financial institutions and regulators to right the ship and do right by older adults, and indeed by all consumers.

Africa: Where a More Inclusive Future Is Being Written

Ajay Banga | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Ajay Banga

When I returned to New York, I couldn't help but think that through the everyday resolve and achievements of people like Hilda and the systemic strides inspired by heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa, I had just seen the future.

A Chorus of Indian Muslim Girls and Women: "Learn and Earn"

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 04.16.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

This is what Muslim girls and women -- at the bottom of the totem pole -- are clamoring for. And to me that is the single most encouraging indicator for the future success of Muslim girls and women as they become integrated and respected members of their families and communities.

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

Freida Pinto | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Freida Pinto

Resources, leadership and long-term commitments are necessary to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.

Redefining Leadership in the 21st Century: An Interview With Ann M. Veneman

Omega Institute | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Omega Institute

This is an interview with Ann M. Veneman, former head of UNICEF, on women, leadership, and the importance of education.

Why "We're All in This Together" Makes More Sense Than "You're on Your Own"

Theresa Berenato | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Theresa Berenato

My favorite part of President Bill Clinton's Democratic National Convention speech was his mandate for America to continue to advance equal opportunity and economic empowerment.

$2 A Year Can Keep Mothers And Their Families Healthy In The Developing World

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The non-profit Freedom From Hunger is working to help 1.3 million women facing extreme poverty in developing nations work hard towards goals to grow, advance, and develop themselves, their families, and their communities.

It's the Economy, Girlfriend!

Amy Siskind | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Amy Siskind

The central issue for today's women is economic empowerment. With money comes control -- not dependency, the root cause for so many of the evils impacting today's women.

Honoring All Women On Mother's Day

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

joinFITE.org (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a new microlending website by Kiva.org to benefit women entrepreneurs in low income areas of the U.S. and 56 other countries.

Exclusive Video: Women's Economic Opportunity Worldwide in 6-Minutes by the Economist and JESS3

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

This information animation is a tour de force in data visualization on an issue of global social, political, economic and legal concern.

Omidyar Network Investing $55 Million In Technology For Economic Empowerment

Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, is pledging $55 million to promote gove...

An Inside Look at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

"Companies increasingly understand that social responsibility is part and parcel of what makes a market leader in the 21st century, and that makes our Annual Meeting a "must attend" forum for top CEOs."

Helping People Help Themselves

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Rajiv Shah

Just outside Kigali, in the central African country of Rwanda, Emmanuel Harelimana goes to work at a coffee roasting company. Set high on a hill, CAFE...

Woman Waging Peace

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Sister Immaculata Mulyei, Sister Michael Lungu, Marsha Winsryg and Foster Wachata, wood carver from Mukuni Village While our country hypnotizes...