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Empowering Women

6 Ads That Actually Celebrate Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women

"Femvertising" is here, and it's probably here to stay. Ads catering to women and girls, citing feminism and female empowerment, and highlighting s...

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls Are a Smart Investment

Catherine Russell | Posted 10.13.2014 | DC
Catherine Russell

On Friday, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Malala Yousafzai for her fearless advocacy on behalf of girl's education. Her award is a cause for celebration -- but it is also a call for action, especially as we paused this October 11 to recognize the annual International Day of the Girl.

8 Ways You Can Take Action On The International Day Of The Girl

Megan Foo | Posted 10.10.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, a day established by the United Nations dedicated to raising awareness of gender inequalities, calling attention to gender-based discrimination and advocating for women's empowerment.

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Behind The Rise Of Feminist Advertising

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women

Ads that inspire and empower women may actually be making a difference, both to the way women feel about themselves and companies' bottom lines. At...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

The Empowerment Project: A Documentary That Says 'Yes You Can!'

Heather Martin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

Are you fatigued with our media culture that leaves young women and girls with the sole aspiration of being attractive or a celebrity or a reality TV star? Well then brace yourself for a new documentary.

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

The Message All Women Need To Hear

Posted 09.05.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, has an important message for a wife and mother.

5 Things You Can Do Today to Empower Women in Poverty

Lauren Supina | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

This summer, as you enjoy time off of work, keep in mind that the little things we do everyday and the opportunities we have to use our voice will have enormous impact for those living in poverty globally.

Fathers Educating and Empowering Daughters

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

The struggle that girls face in securing an education is not a girl or woman problem -- it is a father's and brother's issue too. Therefore, as we celebrate Father's Day in the U.S. on June 15, I call on my fellow fathers to join me to commit to ensuring that our daughters have access to a quality and safe education.

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.

This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

When we give impoverished women a place at the global table of economic development, we take a firm stand in decreasing rates of child mortality and fostering health and prosperity in the developing world. This is something that is well worth celebrating on Mother's Day and supporting all year round.

How This Ugandan Nun Is Restoring Our Faith In Humanity

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

Ugandan Nun Rosemary Nyirumbe, recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, joined HuffPost Live to discuss her struggle to rebu...

Teaching Filmmaking to Burmese Refugee Students Was an Eye-opening Experience

Lila Igram | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

We achieve success at Connecther.org when our stakeholders achieve success. Azmina Karim, a young woman from Bangladesh who is passionate about uplifting the voices of women and girls in her country, is one such stakeholder.

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

This Is How You're Wasting 3,276 Hours Of Your Life

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Are you a "vain fool?" You'd be in the company of self-professed beauty addict, Tracey Spicer, an Australian journalist who introduces herself as ...

The 'Sexy Lie' We Should Be Talking About

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

"I am here today to talk about a lie." That's how politics professor Caroline Heldman opened her Jan. 2013 TEDxYouth San Diego talk on the topic of...

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Grace Mwase, Malawi

Let Girls Lead | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Harmful cultural practices are still of grave concern for many girls around the world. Let Girls Lead highlights a powerful video by Grace Mwase who is raising her voice to one of the most harmful traditional practices still present in Malawi.

The Empowerment Project: Women Celebrating Women

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

When Emmy-award winning filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook discovered a dearth of positive and uplifting content for women in television and film they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started a production company called Heartfelt Productions in 2009 with the stated objective of making content that inspired and uplifted women.

3 Books That Will Make You More Confident And Spontaneous

Posted 10.11.2013 | OWN

A few everyday women find a way to break free of worry, doubt and anxiety -- and live to write a how-to-do-it-too tale. By Leigh Newman 1. So...

Peace and Female Empowerment

Fiona Childs | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Fiona Childs

We are living in times where women have more opportunities to bring about change and utilizing this knowledge can help create more peace for ourselves, our families and our communities. Now ladies, I must ask, are you feeling empowered yet?

50 Shades of Gorgeous -- The Art of Boudoir and the Beauty of Women

Marisa Leigh | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Marisa Leigh

We've all read it. Some of us are ashamed to admit it, but it's true, we've read the first, second, and third books from cover to cover. Why? Because it's delightful? Well, yes. But there's a bit more to it than that.

WATCH: Why Latina Daughters Need Powerful Role Models

Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

As the saying goes, little girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some argue that focusing on "everything nice" makes it harder for gi...

A Mother's Journey of Empowerment in India

Ambar Mehta | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Ambar Mehta

Empowering mothers of children with disabilities often achieves several long-lasting benefits: easing a child's developmental delays, increasing his developmental potential, creating a stronger parent-child relationship and improving the child's and parent's quality of life.

A Magazine You'll Actually Want To Read

Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

While mainstream women's magazines produce some great (and important) features, we're really over many of the things they keep pushing on us. (FYI, ou...