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Nike Foundation's Shaifali Puri: One empowered and motivated woman working to empower millions more!

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
One World with Deepak Chopra

As the daughter of Indian immigrants who came to this country to pursue higher education, it is not surprising that Shaifali Puri has followed in her ...

Always Start With The Girl

Maria Eitel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Maria Eitel

Whether dancing with a giggling group of girls in rural India, or across from an embarrassed, Hawaiian-shirt clad legion of middle school boys in a gym, I know that my mom is there for me, and all girls, by inspiring creative solutions through honest dialogue.

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.

8 Girls With Incredibly Big Dreams (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Teen

In honor of International Day Of The Girl this Friday, here are the faces of eight young women from around the world whose dreams for the future will ...

Behind a Healthy Woman, there's Girls and Men

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

What do "husband schools" have to do with saving women's lives? That is my favorite quote from the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade.

Girls Are the Key to Solving Poverty

Maria Eitel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Maria Eitel

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWe cannot leave girls out of the equation. Why? Because adolescent girls are uniquely disadvantaged, yet they have the most potential to make the greatest change.

Life After Lance: How Livestrong Can Survive

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Livestrong can survive the loss of Lance. It just needs to strike while the iron is hot and spread its identity well beyond one man.

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

Freida Pinto | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Freida Pinto

Resources, leadership and long-term commitments are necessary to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.

The G(irls)20 Summit Meets the G20 Summit, Once Again

Farah Mohamed | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Farah Mohamed

Launched in 2010, the G(irls)20 Summit highlights ways in which girls and women, powered by ideas and courage and are not held back by borders, can play a leading role in global economic development and progress.

Let's End Child Marriage in a Generation

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women
Jennifer Buffett

On a learning trip to Ethiopia, where 49 percent of girls are married before they are 18, I came face to face with one of the biggest challenges that holds back the world's female population and keeps countries mired in poverty: child marriage.

Smarter Girls Make for Smarter Futures

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It doesn't take long to see that there are few better ways to change the course of the world than to get girls into school and to keep them there. Fur...

Back to Bangladesh - Day 3

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It is important to keep in mind that globally, for every single maternal death, there are at least 20 morbidities.

Patrick Corvington Out As CNCS CEO: Who's Next?

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

After a little more than a year on the job, Patrick Corvington, the new CEO of CNCS, is resigning soon to take an "opportunity in the nonprofit community."

The Nike Foundation On Unleashing The 'Girl Effect'

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Maria Eitel is the founding President and CEO of the Nike Foundation where she works to unleash the girl effect, the unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls.

What Kind of Girl Effect are Nike and Roethlisberger Promoting?

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Mai Bertelsen

Following Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's six-game suspension over sexual assault allegations, women's rights advocates have questioned Nike's continued support of Roethlisberger.

Davos 2010: Girls' Session is Filled With Energy, Ideas and Action for Change

Maria Eitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Eitel

What a day. I think days at Davos are like dog years, or at least like two weeks of "normal" life. I'm stealing away from the "Women Leaders" dinner t...

Issues of Girls and Women Throughout Davos 2010

Maria Eitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Eitel

I've attended Davos for the last seven years and I start off today's blog with a true confession of a rookie error.

At CGI and Beyond, World Leaders Say Girls Are the Key to Progress

Maria Eitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Eitel

For the first time in its five-year history, CGI included a cross-cutting focus called "Investing in Girls and Women." Now this isn't a total win. That said, this is an enormous step in the right direction.

Report from Rio: Men and Boys in Gender Equality

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pedro C. Moreno

What is striking about this meeting is the number of men involved -- accounting for at least half the attendants. A far cry compared to other gatherings on women.