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The One Piece Of Advice Michelle Obama Would Give Her 15-Year-Old Self
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Standing United With the U.S. on Gender Equality
Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Washington
Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the hard-won right to vote.
Rwanda's Newest Graduates
Executive Director, Akilah Institute for Women
Today is graduation day, a day of fanfare, unfettered dreams and promise. But this is no ordinary graduation. It is The Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda, the only college for women in East Africa.
Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation
Chris W. Williams
Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collabor...
One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold women back in their personal lives and professional careers.
Still Lagging After All These Years
Martha Burk, Ph.D.
Gender pay equity expert, Money Editor, Ms. Magazine, fmr Chai...
March 8 is International Women's Day, so it's time to check in on where the good old U.S. of A. stands in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to gender equality. Spoiler alert: We're not number one.
Shark Tank? More Like Piranhas.
"I think it's so ludicrous, and so frivolous, and so mindless... that it has merit." That was shrewd venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary talking about the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, a fun way to pan for treasure. Though he could have been talking about any number of products on the market.
Empowering Girls in the Worst Countries for Gender Equality
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula
Communications, PR & Diplomacy enthusiast,Youth Leader with a ...
A nation's competitiveness relies heavily on whether and how it educates and utilizes its female talent. To maximize its competitiveness and development potential, each country should strive for gender equality.
Why Women Entrepreneurs Matter
Upon first glance, you would think we would never have anything in common. As a child she attended a private, prestigious girls' school in Greenwich, CT, whereas I walked a mile each day to a public school from my home in the Brooklyn Housing Projects
From Desperation to Education
The Women's Forum created The Education Fund in 1987 to provide annual awards to encourage mature women in need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education.
The Other Malalas
Malala is truly a voice of the voiceless; millions of girls and women without access to education in both the development world, and yes, even in the West. However, there are those among the voiceless who have dared to give themselves a voice.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Apply to a Women's College
Writer at NerdWallet
ith such a high volume of women already exceeding the rigorous demands of higher education, why should young women consider attending an all-female college? Here are the top five benefits of attending a women's college.
Building the Next Generation of Brave Girls
Founder and Director, Project ASCEND
Braveness means accepting rejection but treating failure as an essential part of success. True bravery is the realization that other women are not your competitors and that we can all assist one another. It's also about wholeness.
Why Should We Invest in Girls' Education?
Founder, Inspirational Women Series and Undergraduate, The Wha...
If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family -- and a whole nation."
Michelle Obama Tells Men To Ask Themselves If They 'Truly View Women As Their Equals'
By Reuters, Reuters
"The blood of Africa runs through my veins, and I care deeply," Obama said, addressing her listeners as her "brothers" and
A Piggy Bank of Hope
Instead of a porcelain piggy bank most American kids have, my mom and her friends made small pots out of clay to store the coins they saved. While her friends would buy candy for themselves with their money, my mom would save up her own coins to buy a novel from a small bookstore.
Let's Work Together to Get Every Child in School by the End of 2015
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; UN Special Envoy ...
While the world promised that by the end of next year every single child would be at school, the total figure for children who are being deprived not just of an education but of the oxygen of opportunity was
57 million last year
First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience
Women’s College Alumna, Advocate, and Blogger
College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.
Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?
Co-founder and Executive Director, Open A Door Foundation
Although tragic, the schoolgirl kidnapping by Boko Haram is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.
The African Women's Education Terror Antidote
Novelist; surgeon, columnist, entrepreneur.
Despite a certain degree of activism by some women leaders, the progress of girls' education across Africa still lags behind that of boys at all levels and is particularly bleak at the postgraduate level.
Some Countries Spend More On Domestic Violence Costs Than On Primary Education: Report
A Month After 276 Nigerian Girls Were Kidnapped, Now Is Time to Act
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron
These young girls are still being held captive, their condition is unknown, they are at extreme risk of being sexually abused and trafficked and the leaders of Boko Haram have threatened to sell them as slaves and into child marriages.
A Tribute to My Mother, Who Taught Me to Succeed Against the Odds
Grammy award-winning music recording artist; Co-Founder of the...
For this Mother's Day, I want to pay tribute to my mom Yvonne. She still has a great influence on my life.
A Letter to My Granddaughter: Bossy Can Be Beautiful
President, Simmons College
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
Girls' Education Program Director, Room to Read
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
President, Simmons College
In the spirit of new beginnings during this traditional time of reflection, I'd like to offer four tips for college students in 2014.
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