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Melanne Verveer

On Mentoring

Alyse Nelson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

I think one of the myths about mentoring is that it's about a person standing in front of you, holding your hand and guiding the way. In reality, I believe it's about the person who's ready to stand behind you, who believes in your vision and is ready to help you move forward.

The School Girl Who Took on the Taliban

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

By the grace of God, Malala survived, where many others have not. And she has emerged even more powerful, with a commitment to help girls worldwide to receive an education through MalalaFund.org.

Smarter Foreign Policy: Put Women in the Center

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

We need more Hilary Clintons as Secretary of State to break cultural barriers on the global arena and change perceptions. But, we also need more people advocating for women in foreign policy and women's issues.

Opening Doors: The Business Benefits of Women-owned Certification

Karin Kamp | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Brenda Duinkerken met with a Boston-based food broker to help increase sales of her gluten-free products such as cake, cookie and pizza dough mix...

Innovating in a Post-Carbon Economy: Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Energy Secretary Moniz and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Come Together in DC

Joan Michelson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

A "to-do" list of how to create a post-carbon economy evolved from the remarks of an array of innovators from business, politics and Hollywood at the 2013 Climate Leadership Gala the other night at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Investing in Women Advances the World: A Conversation with Melanne Verveer

Bobbi Silten | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Recently, I had the opportunity to ask her about progress being made to advance women's rights, the hallmarks of successful programs and what the business community can do to grow women's leadership and open more doors to opportunity.

20 Minutes That Changed The World: Hillary Clinton In Beijing

Kate Grant | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Kate Grant

Clad in a gentle pink suit, cream blouse and pearls, she could have been the wife of a Methodist Minister or Headmistress at a conservative girls' school. But the demur package was only a veneer.

2012 World Vision Strong Women Strong World Luncheon: A Woman's Right to Personal Hygiene

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

We must view the progress of the water and sanitation MDGs through a gendered lens. It is easily understood that the need for safe water is universal, a necessity for every man, woman and child. Sanitation conditions are still largely seen as private and taboo.

The Women's Model: Collaboration, Not Competition

Francine LeFrak | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

In 1992, many people regarded AIDS with fear, deeming it "the gay man's illness." But Mary Fisher, as someone who was told to count her days left to live, courageously addressed the nation, knowing of the stigma that could potentially haunt her for a lifetime.

Joshua Hersh

Clinton Promotes Women's Rights Treaty That U.S. Has Not Joined

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- On the eve of high-level meetings for the United Nations' general assembly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event on Monday...

Invest in Women to Improve the World

Emmie Twombly | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Emmie Twombly

The women of Vital Voices show that you cannot let obstacles big or small keep you down. The women and their stories taught me that you cannot use your past or circumstance to hide behind.

What Do Jim Grant and Melanne Verveer Have in Common?

Stephenie Foster | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

If we are successful at mainstreaming gender and valuing women and girls, we will have better outcomes across the board.

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

Exclusive: U.S. Global Women's Issues Ambassador On Human Rights

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Ambassador Melanne Verveer coordinates foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women around the world.

"So Many Girls! So Little Time!": Behind the Facade of Sex Tourism

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Big Apple Oriental Tours, an international sex tourism agency, brazenly flaunts its services on the Internet.

The Time is Ripe, Let's End Contemporary Slavery

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Timeliness is important when confronting a monumental challenge like sex trafficking. However, social change only occurs as a result of an ongoing struggle, and stakeholders cannot sit and wait for the right time.

Afghan Women and the Media - Is Their Story Being Told?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently, 660 women comprise the ranks of the 2,000 media professionals in Afghanistan. In 2000, that number was zero.

My Trip to Washington, DC for International Women's Day

Tory Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tory Burch

There are very real reasons to hope and expect that the growing strength of the women's empowerment movement may end the rampant discrimination and exploitation of women in our lifetime.

The Zeitgeist Has Appeared, and She's Smart

Amb. Swanee Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Swanee Hunt

It's been a week of historic moments for women in the US and around the world.