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Women Empowerment

Moving the World to Reach Peace and Compassion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

The Only Solution for Ending Violence Against Women

Tara Chklovski | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

With Technovation Dharavi, women pushed their daughters to go through the program and 15 girls actually created apps on safety for women, access to clean water and education. This is absolutely incredible considering that they competed with girls from the wealthiest schools in Silicon Valley.

Yes, I Can Compete In Beauty Pageants And Still Be A Feminist

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Kiara Imani Williams

To the self-proclaimed feminists who judge me for my involvement in pageants, I want you to know that I do not compete in pageants for the attention of men. I am proud of my body, but it does not define me or validate my worth. I compete in pageants because I like them. Feminism and femininity can co-exist.

HIV Positive: Voiceless and Empowered

Barry Segal | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a special guest post by Africa HEART, a Segal Family Foundation partner, for World AIDS Day. "Good Morning," I said to my children. They sta...

Bottom Line: It's All About Inclusion

Billie Jean King | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Billie Jean King

Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing movement that showed women were equal to men.

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

4 Things That Women Need for Divorce Recovery

Natalie Gregg | Posted 11.10.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

Women are frequently the ones that ensure that their spouse's needs are met, the kids are fed, and their nests are in order. Amidst the cooking, cleaning, worrying, and loving, the can lose themselves. And when the divorce is final, they face an identity crisis.

The Power of Visionary Women

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Thanks to the eyes of these photojournalists, I feel so much closer to all these women portrayed. I do not exactly know where they all come from, but I know for sure they are my sisters as well.

This Sexually Enlightened R&B Song Feels So Right

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2014 | Comedy

Ladies, get ready. Because this guy is going to treat you "actually, sociopolitically right." As in, he'll make sure sex is a conversation in whic...

Women Empowerment Series

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Jasmine Crockett

In todays working world more women are breaking free from their corporate jobs and turning their dreams into reality.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.

Clintons Celebrate Female Empowerment As Hillary Ponders White House Run

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president's annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to female ...

The Mean Out Of Mean Girl

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Jasmine Crockett

As you get older, you realize more and more some people don't have a nice bone in their body. Some people hide behind the Internet and bully and talk ...

On A Magic Carpet Ride

Christi Guthrie | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Christi Guthrie

Morocco has given the world more than gorgeous textiles and treasures. It has gifted us with the likes of Yasmine El Baggari. A Moroccan native, Yasmi...

Championing the Empowerment of Young Women - on International Youth Day and Beyond

Bill Reese | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Bill Reese

I was thrilled to receive a book signing invitation recently from a long-time friend, colleague, and champion of women's empowerment issues, Ritu Shar...

Inspiration From Misty and Under Armour: Are You Willing to Have What You Want?

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Tiffany Crawford

Often times in life it may "seem" as the odds are against you. It may seem like the cards are stacked against your favor. They are the moments that prepare you for what's to come. They prepare you for the message you are to share and the hearts you are to inspire.

5 Things You Can Do Today to Empower Women in Poverty

Lauren Supina | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

This summer, as you enjoy time off of work, keep in mind that the little things we do everyday and the opportunities we have to use our voice will have enormous impact for those living in poverty globally.

Kim Bellware

12 Images That Remind Everyone Women Are The Bosses Of Their Bodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women

Women around the world represent a rich mosaic of experiences and expressions, but the one belief that unifies the sisterhood: Don't you dare tell a w...

A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

I want to be energized and more present. Give my best to others. Make meditation and watching the sunset part of my weekly routine. That is what having a thriving life means to me. And if I ever forget how to do it, I will keep going on sabbaticals to rediscover life's magic.

Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.

I'm a Feminist and I'm Totally Okay With Always Exploiting My Emotions to Sell Pads

Nikki Novo | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Nikki Novo

Messages that can change your life come from the strangest vehicles, some times. And if some adolescent out there resonates with the corporate-funded "Like a Girl" campaign, should we worry that she's going to become a product-binging robot because she saw Always' logo at the end of an inspiring message?

Women and Girls Benefit Most From the SEA

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Angela D. Coleman

Inspired by Mother Nature, Sisterhood Agenda's Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) empowers women and girls as a female resource center. It is a pl...

Why Women and Girls Need the SEA

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

Inspired by Mother Nature, Sisterhood Agenda's Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) empowers women and girls as a female resource center. It is a place of knowledge, support, self-determination and healing.

Depression to Bliss

Stephanie Dandan | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Stephanie Dandan

Through being vulnerable we can show others our wounds, we can show them that we all have the same ones. I want you to see that there is always hope, that there is always light around us and that we are ultimately much more resilient than we could ever imagined.