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International Womens Empowerment

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Taking The Lead On Women's Public Health

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

At WomanCare Global, we empower women to choose whether and when they'll have children. We want to ensure that every aspect of the supply chain has been audited and addressed.

International Women's Day: Give Yourself the Chance to Be Extraordinary

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Saundra Pelletier

My mother's reluctance to raise another Betty Crocker became blatantly obvious when I started kindergarten and she sent me to school with a briefcase instead of a lunchbox. According to her, school was not about what your lunch looked like, it was about progress.

What's the Secret to Her Success: Interview Annika Falkengren, CEO Sweden's SEB Bank

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 05.02.2013 | Women
Natalia Brzezinski

Empowering women in business and leadership is critical to growth and prosperity. As one of Sweden's most powerful women, Annika Falkengren was the ideal person to ask: What are the elements necessary to create an ideal ecosystem for female leadership?

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.

The Time to Save Women's Lives Is NOW

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

High levels of unmet need for contraception around the world have a very negative impact on women's and children's health and survival as well as on the prosperity of communities and nations. The benefits of meeting this need are clear.

A Slut Manifesto

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Every woman, even one simply speaking intelligently in her own interest, is a potential slut. A slut is also any woman who wants to control her reproduction, build a life, earn a living of her own, dress how she wants, and take care of her health and her family.

Their Voices Will Be Heard

Aisha Cooper Bruce | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Aisha Cooper Bruce

How do we ensure that Liberian girls are not only "problem-free," but are also fully prepared to navigate their way to a productive adulthood? How do we help them to find their voices?

City of Joy Graduation: DRC's Peaceful Revolution Has Begun

Belinda Munoz | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Belinda Munoz

Love is the only thing that gives anyone meaning to go on living. Love is the only thing that can eradicate evil, bitterness and revenge. Love is the only thing that can free the good that lives in all of us.

Nobody's 'Basket Case': Bangladesh Leads the Muslim World by Example

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

Although the country still faces political instability and must fight to secure these recent accomplishments, the fact of the matter is the people have determined the destiny of their country, choosing secularism over extremism, freedom of expression over the burqa.