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Inspiring Women

Women Who Inspire, And Surprise

Molly Melching | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Women like Marième surprise and inspire us all as they take new knowledge, share it with others and turn knowledge into action in their communities. The goal they have for their families resonates with all of us because it is a universal one -- to ensure that children are educated, safe, healthy and able to reach their full potential.

Women Who Inspire: Maternal Health In Karamoja

Diane Fender | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In rural villages, urban centers, hospitals and communities around the world women, and girls are leaders, visionaries and investors on the front lines of change. Though their stories are often untold, throughout history women and girls have shaped the fabric of societies.

Modern Day Muses: Women to Watch in 2014

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

In honor of National Women's Day, I'd like to recognize the dynamic women from different corners of the globe who are inspiring me right now.

How to Move On After Every Failure

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Amancay Tapia

In life, there will be times when dreams get shattered. When that one thing you blindly believed was going to work out doesn't. Most of us have been there, in a place outside our comfort zone. A place where we feel lost and lack the energy and self-belief needed to start again. But fear not.

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Young Woman With Little-Known Condition: Please Don't Talk To Me Like I'm A Child

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Laura Cobb proves a sense of humor and a resilient attitude can get you through anything. The bright 27-year-old from St. Louis has taken to YouTub...

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...

The Woman At Google You Should Know About

Posted 07.12.2013 | Women

Melody Meckfessel is joining the ranks of fabulously inspiring women in tech. Meckfessel is "a part-time wine maker and a single mother," as well ...

WATCH: The Amazing Thing This Woman Did In One Year

Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It's amazing what a difference one year makes. Karen Cheng, an ad designer based in San Francisco, can attest to that -- she taught herself to danc...

'I've Never Met A Woman Who Is Not Strong'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Women

Designer Diane von Furstenberg really believes in female power. In a June 2013 Vogue interview she described herself as "a woman's woman," and expa...

The Woman at the Reception Desk

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.12.2013 | Good News
Richard C. Harwood

There's a lot of bad news these days. But sometimes something happens that pierces all that negativity and reminds you of people's potential for goodness and deepens one's belief in humanity. It happened to me just the other day.

A Cause Worth Supporting: Girls At Work (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 08.08.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Do you ever come across such an amazing person who is doing so much good that you want to share their story with anyone who will listen, but can't put...

More Than Just an Autograph

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lawrence D. Elliott

Recently, I attended my first sales seminar in Germany. I went with Conny and two other friends, who had invited us. And, of course, it was conducted in the German language.

Why Anna Kendrick Is My Hero (And Should Be Yours Too)

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I'm clearly not a movie buff, nor a Broadway aficionado. But I do consider myself to be somewhat of an authority on things that inspire women -- and she fits the bill ridiculously well.

LOOK: Women Training To Be Doctors In 1885

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

It's no secret that we at HuffPost Women are big fans of women who pioneered in activities considered to be a man's domain. It will come as no sur...

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

In 1967, a runner named Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon under the name "K.V. Switzer," making her the first registered woman to ...

The Mysterious Enduring Appeal of Grace Patricia Kelly

Gina McKinnon | Posted 06.01.2013 | Style
Gina McKinnon

It all began during my teenage years. I was gawky, shy (something I shared with the teenaged Grace Kelly, I would later learn) and, being something of a loner, I spent my weekends watching old black and white movies screened on Saturday afternoon TV.

Day 31: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

I'm a million times happier today than I ever used to be. Which, I think, is reason enough to believe in all these things and much, much more. In my humble opinion, faith in power of joy is the foundation for everything.

Why You Should Look Fear In The Face

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

I used to think I couldn't do any of the things I wanted to do. I had thousands of thoughts on the subject of how scared and stupid I was. Then I started learning about thoughts and how 99 percent of them are simply negative nonsense.

Day 29: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Sometimes the highlight of your day can be with a total stranger. Sometimes a life opportunity comes along in an utterly unexpected way. And then because you have so many eggs in so many baskets, when you're faced with the occasional rejection, you'll hardly notice it at all.

Day 28: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

It takes vision to be successful at anything. You need to be able to see beyond the limits of what you believe to be possible.

Day 27: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Living a happy life then isn't about stamping out your fears but using them as a barometer to check whether or not you're living your life to the fullest: If you're feeling a little scared then the answer is yes!

Day 26: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

If life feels too challenging I remind myself that sometimes we need to be stimulated into action by adversity. Most social movements were the result of people finally getting fed up by being told what they couldn't do.

Aim High

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Figure skaters remind me of what's possible in terms of triumphing over the urge to have a temper tantrum or wallow in self-pity and instead keep living your life with full brilliance and passion.

Do You Follow Through?

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

The trick is not to start things lightly, be it a novel or an exercise class, and not say "yes" before you really realize what it will entail. You'll feel a lot better if you only start a few things but always finish them. Knowing you can trust and rely on yourself is a great thing indeed.

Why You Should Find Something That Fascinates You This Weekend

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

I find total absorption in something much easier than meditation, with the added bonus that you have something to show for it at the end. And the few hours you spent free from thought will stand you in very good stead with whatever you need to do next.