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Empowering Women

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...

Head Of UN Women Shares Successes, Challenges

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

By Juhie Bhatia, Women's eNews KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (WOMENSENEWS)--When Michelle Bachelet resigned from her post as the first under-secretary-g...

Choosing Your Words Wisely Will Empower You And Those Around You

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

The vernacular of our language changes every day. Words that were used centuries ago may no longer exist today. They disappear, or change meaning or are no longer relevant in today's society. This week, I was disturbed by some words I read, words that were written by people I thought were intelligent and well educated.

Independent, Online Teaching Provides Creative Careers for Women

Jess Greene | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts
Jess Greene

Online learning is increasing in most educational sectors, including creative self-enrichment. You can now learn photography, painting, drawing, writing, and knitting online. And then there is the twist that more and more classes are adding: empowerment through creativity.

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.

Program Aims To Give Underserved Women Filmmakers Same Opportunities As Men | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact

One of the Internet’s most exciting potentials is as a great equalizer, be that in politics, the arts or as a means to give women around the world a...

Empowering Women Is Key To Saving World: Scientists

By Sara Benincasa, Wondering how to save the world? A Stanford University husband and wife team of population biologists has a sugges...

Advocating for Girls and Women: Perspectives of a Mom and Teen

Joy Marini, MS, PA-C | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C

Joy Marini, Director, Worldwide Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson and her teenage daughter Kendall have signed on to Catapult this holiday season. You can join their team to support women and girls globally or start a team of your own.

The Power of Grassroots Democracy

Mary Ellen McNish | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Mary Ellen McNish

Holding local government to account is one of the most important tools people have to end their own hunger and poverty. But in most of the developing world, this is just a dream.

Giving the Gift That Always Gives Back

Ritu Sharma | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

Right now I'm packing my bags to head to the other side of the world in Sri Lanka. Just like I've done before in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Burkina Faso, I'm living side by side with just one of the many millions of women around the world that manage to survive on a $1 a day.

Empowering Poor Women to Become Their Own Bankers

Ethan Veneklasen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Ethan Veneklasen

Women like Djessi, who live in very poor, very rural areas, face an often overwhelming set of challenges. Because their savings and credit needs tend to be small and irregular, formal-sector banks can't afford to provide them with financial services.

Yale Student Brings Jobs and Self-Esteem to Guatemalan Women

Nusha Balyan | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Nusha Balyan

Ruth DeGolia quickly realized that "the best way to get a dollar to a kid is to put the dollar in the hands of a mom." And those mothers were talented weavers and sewers who just didn't have a large enough of a market to sell their handmade clothes, scarves and accessories.

Global Motherhood: Project GRACE, A Blessing To Families Living With HIV

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Project GRACE started in 2009 and provides small loans in the form of poultry and livestock to its participants who work together as well as encourage others to get tested for HIV at Bishop Asili, their local hospital.

Whimsical Cupcakes That Feed The Soul In Cambodia

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Opened in 2010, Bloom Training Centre and Café is the brain-child of Ruth Larwill, a mother of two from Brisbane, Australia, who found she could use her passion for cake decorating to provide economic opportunity for vulnerable women in Cambodia.

Empower Women, Improve The Economy?

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women

Last week's Lunch with the FT column featured an interview with Esther Duflo, MIT economist and co-author of Poor Economics. Duflo and her co-author A...