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Tracking, Connecting and Coaching To Keep Kids in College

Intel Foundation | Posted 12.18.2013 | Technology
Intel Foundation

When Alex Bernadotte first landed at Dartmouth, it was the moment she had been preparing for her entire scholastic life. The first in her family to go to college, she wanted set a new path for generations to come. But to her great surprise, her grades faltered, she felt uncomfortable socially and had no clue how to tap the resources that Dartmouth had to offer. She nearly dropped out.

When 'Girls' Is Coming Back

Posted 10.16.2013 | TV

HBO announced the premiere date for "Girls" Season 3 on Thursday, along with the debuts of its new comedy "Looking" and crime drama "True Detective." ...

Girls Like Me Get It: Equality Can Happen

Ritu Sharma | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

Too many girls are stifled by hunger, poverty, violence, a lack of education, and inequality. This year, Women Thrive Worldwide is putting a stake in the ground and saying enough is enough.

Paying It Forward: Giving Girls a Chance

Angela Diaz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact
Angela Diaz

When we educate girls on their health, they feel empowered to take responsibility for their choices, to hold their wellbeing in high regard, to stay in school and to become productive adults, and to involve their parents and caregivers in meaningful dialogue.

Educate All Girls, Especially in Our Own Cities

Ann Tisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ann Tisch

Our girls stand as examples of what can be achieved when programs exist to get girls into the right academic environment.

Malala: A Relentless Fighter for Girls' Education

Ravi Kumar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Malala is that voice that shakes our moral conscience and asks us to do what we should have already done: ensure no other girls face threats in an attempt to get education like Malala did. Today, on the International Day of the Girl Child, let's remember Malala's vision and make it a reality.

Teen Science Whiz Grows Algae Under Her Bed, Wins $100,000

Intel Foundation | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
Intel Foundation

Sara's work has garnered remarkable results, a eureka of sorts, which, according to Professor Anastasios Melis of UC Berkeley, is quite unique. She has been very clever, becoming an important figure in the algae as biofuel community. She managed to manipulate the cells in the algae in such a way that they yielded an amazing amount of oil. When Sara saw the results, she was sure something was wrong but there wasn't.

Put Young Girls At The­ Center Of Development

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It's time to make a radical shift, to start seeing girls not as vulnerable or as a liability, but as potential leaders. It's time to see girls for who they are: the driving force of their generation, one poised to bring real social change.

Stand Up for Girls Today: We Are Each Other's Strength

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Today is the International Day of the Girl. I want you to stand up at noon for every girl's right to tell her story. It sounds like a simple thing -- to stand up at noon. The action itself may be simple, but the statement and the intention behind the action is profound.

The Right to Be a Girl: Moving From Rhetoric to Reality

Purnima Mane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

The rallying cry for girls' education, ending early marriage and pregnancies, and preventing gender-based violence is resonating with a more global and diverse audience than ever before.

Lighting a Candle Against the Dark

Roberta Gately | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Roberta Gately

We can save the future if we stand together for the Malalas around the world. If we join their struggle, we lift not just them, but ourselves as well, into the light.

Want To Change The World? Give Girls A Chance

John Kluge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John Kluge

As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

Where My Zero Tolerance Princess Policy Broke Down

Lyz Lenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I have a princess -- a little magical ballerina-butterfly-tutu-fairy-princess. It's not what I chose, it's what she chose. And when faced with this responsibility, I believe it's not my job to teach princess abstinence; rather it's my job to teach my daughter how to use princesses wisely.

International Day of the Girl Child: Focus on Education

Martha Burk | Posted 12.09.2013 | World
Martha Burk

If the world works together, maybe in another generation we won't have to have a special day, because girls worldwide will at last be getting the education -- and respect -- they deserve.

When Did Gen-X Get Old?

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TueNight

You hover just above this new group of 20-something adults, a huge swath of team-players inclined towards a sharing economy and igniting a war on your experience. They see a world where the playing field has leveled; you still see one where there's a hierarchy to rebel against.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

Flipping the Narrative About Women and Girls: Lessons From the Social Good Summit

Lisa Russell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

All in all, one thing was clear to me about the Social Good Summit -- its narrative was built around the belief that technology and innovation will greatly improve our world and it was inspiring.

Grace Hopper Conference 2013: Think Big, Drive Forward

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

At last, after a year-long wait, the conference has arrived! Over a 4-day period (Oct. 2-5), more than 4,600 people -- representing 54 countries inclu...

Why Invest in Girls?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tabby Biddle

Malala Yousafzai greets an excited crowd at the 2013 Social Good Summit in New York City. Photo credit: INSIDER IMAGES/Craig Warga for United Nations...

'Girls' Casts Hannah's Grandma

Posted 10.08.2013 | TV

"Girls" is getting a grandma. Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman reports that June Squibb has been cast as Lena Dunham's character Hannah's grandma for ...

Why My 9-Year-Old Daughter Shops for Clothes in the Boys' Section

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

It is so striking to me that as my daughter has access to educational and economic opportunities that were unimaginable to her grandmother -- or even to me -- she is, at the same time, confronted by a paradoxically narrow notion of what being a girl is.

Pretty Is, Well, Pretty Important to Me

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2013 | Style
Kristen Houghton

Somewhere along the road to adulthood I discovered what being pretty could accomplish for me and I used it to my advantage. I found out that, no matter how much effort had to go into achieving it, I liked being pretty and better yet, thought of as pretty. It worked well for me.

Life Wisdom Learned From The Cast Of 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.05.2013 | Celebrity

"Girls" may be known for its wildly quotable dialogue, but the HBO series' cast members have been full of candid confessions and quirky advice in real...

It Doesn't Take A Teacher To Make An Impact On Students' Lives

Kimone Gooden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kimone Gooden

For the last three years, I've had the privilege of being a Citizen Teacher in Oakland and San Jose schools. This is thanks to Citizen Schools, a Cisco sponsored nonprofit whose mission is to expand the learning day for middle school students in low-income communities. They do this by engaging an army of professional volunteers as "Citizen Teachers" to spend 10 weeks teaching what they already do, know or love.