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A Letter to My Granddaughter: Bossy Can Be Beautiful

Helen Drinan | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Helen Drinan

Your generation has opportunities that I never imagined when I was your age. You are able to connect in ways I never dreamed possible. I want you to soak up all of this and think about what you have learned about being a strong, educated, thoughtful young woman.

A New Script for Women: Education Over Adversity

Emily Leys | Posted 03.06.2014 | Women
Emily Leys

In many societies around the world, the current generation of young women are paving a new path for themselves and for those who will follow.

4 New Year's Tips For College Students In 2014

Helen Drinan | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Helen Drinan

In the spirit of new beginnings during this traditional time of reflection, I'd like to offer four tips for college students in 2014.

Let's Talk About This

Alecia DeCoudreaux | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Alecia DeCoudreaux

We teach our students to think for themselves and to express their opinions. We also ask that they recognize other points of view.

Invest in Women. Improve the World

Alyse Nelson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

The truth is deep investments take time, but we've seen this strategy yield significant returns. Women leaders in our network are transforming communities, countries, even cultures.

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Nafkot Aschenaki

Let Girls Lead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Millions of girls around the world are unable to go to school. Fortunately for Nafkot Aschenaki, this was not the case. At the age of 24, Nafkot graduated from her local university in Ethiopia with a law degree.

Hope and Progress in Oman

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

Ornithologists may have discovered a rare species of owl in Oman. But there's an even rarer breed of higher education exhilaration in this tiny nation, an excitement that is igniting a flame of hope and possibility in a world that so desperately needs it.

Malala and the Case for Higher Education

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

It has been rare, certainly in recent times, that someone from my home country, Pakistan, has become a household name for courage, dignity and passion for a worthy cause. Yet Malala Yousafzai has done exactly that.

Girls of Hope

Melis Figanmese | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Melis Figanmese

A documentary called Girls of Hope by Aysegul Selenga Taskent follows five girls who are fighting for their education in the Southeast region of Turkey, where 45 percent of girls cannot read or write.

Educating Mothers, Saving Children

Leith Greenslade | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

Studies have shown that half of the reduction in child deaths in the last 20 years is the result of increases in mothers' general level of education. 4 million children are alive today because their mothers got an education.

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

Top Five Reasons to Choose a Women's College

Dottie L. King | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dottie L. King

Is a women's college relevant to the educational, social and leadership needs of today's woman? The answer is yes! As president of the oldest Cathol...

Buddhist School for Girls in Thailand

Ann Purcell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Ann Purcell

Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

6 Lessons Disney Could Learn From Pakistan's Newest Superhero

The Huffington Post | LindseyDavis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

Part karate kid and part superhero, Pakistan's first animated television series is a better role model for girls than any princess Disney's ever drawn...

Youth and World Leaders Recommit to Education for All on Malala Day

Lauren Greubel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Lauren Greubel

Through Malala Day world leaders have the opportunity to recommit to ensuring the leaders of tomorrow are not thwarted of the opportunity today to learn, prosper and be successful, engaged citizens.

The High Cost of a College Education? It's More Than You Think

Lori Sokol | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Lori Sokol

As both primary caregiver and lower-wage worker, mature women face greater obstacles to earning a college degree, and thereby miss out on opportunities to increase their income.

In Rosie's Honor: A Call for More Women in the Growing U.S. Manufacturing Sector

Allison Grealis | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Allison Grealis

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the publishing of Norman Rockwell's iconic "Rosie the Riveter" painting on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

Nhi -- Holding Up 'Half the Sky' on Two Little Feet

Stuart Macleod | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Stuart Macleod

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgI know many people who have risen to greatness without suffering, but few of those exhibit the level of selfless altruism that I was exposed to in meeting the women and girls of Half the Sky.

Changing the Picture of Public Leadership

Debbie Walsh | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Debbie Walsh

Which prime movers are featured in our history and government textbooks? Whose stone faces look out from Mount Rushmore? Whom do we honor with national holidays? Who are the central characters in our movies, TV shows, and books?

WATCH: The Most Inspiring Thing You're Going To See Today

Posted 04.05.2013 | Women

We've found the next must-see film on our list. "Girl Rising," a movie produced by the girls education campaign 10x10, tells the stories of nine y...

WATCH: Why Women Are 'The Most Underutilized Resource In The World'

Posted 03.08.2013 | Women

As we celebrate International Women's Day, women everywhere are still fighting for equality, education and empowerment in both the developed and devel...

Believing in the Answer

William Brindley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
William Brindley

As we start to proactively offer women in the developing world technical and practical education, we simultaneously improve their livelihoods and the overall growth and prosperity for the world.

How Keeping Girls in School Can Keep Them Alive

Brigid McConville | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Brigid McConville

Early marriage and death in pregnancy so often go together, a spectral horse and carriage. Education for girls is the best, and often only, hope of breaking this vicious circle.

Educating Women: Let's Teach Them How to Fish

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 12.22.2012 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

The outpouring of international support for Yousafzai is marked with people clamoring for ways to help the girl and her family. The biggest help? Stop giving women fish, and instead begin to teach women how to fish for themselves.

Love Letter To Malala

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 12.17.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

You were cruelly caught up in massive tragedy while witnessing in a simple, wholly understandable way to equal rights, fairness and decency in a frequently indecent world. What in God's name did you really do to unleash such fury?