Written by Patty Rasmussen Tuesday, June 04 2013
“I was the first of two Peace Corps volunteers to be placed in highly-endemic areas. Seventeen years later, I’m still working with GWD (Guinea worm disease), and it’s become my passion,” says Kelly Callahan, assistant director of program support for The Carter Center. Here, Callahan talks about working as a woman in a war zone to eradicate this neglected tropical disease as well as the impact GWD has on women around the world.
Written by Stephanie Proft Tuesday, March 26 2013
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Dressmakers of Khair Khana,” which is based on the true story of a young Afghan woman whose dressmaking business employed 100 women during the rule of the Taliban. Lemmon, who is now a fellow and deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about what it will take to grow female entrepreneurs in the global economy.
Written by M. Cathi Stanton, U.S. Bank Tuesday, February 12 2013
Here’s how the women’s resource group of U.S. Bank – Women Leaders in Action (WLA) – has raised over $500,000 in the past 18 months for projects to help fund children’s education in a place foreign to all of its members – Africa.
Written by Astrid Pregel Tuesday, October 16 2012
Canada’s Astrid Pregel, founder of Feminomics, says, “If we want to accelerate the economic well-being of the world and reduce poverty, we have to find ways to increase the income streams for women.” How do we do that? With a U.S. innovation now being modeled globally – supplier diversity.
Written by Dr. Terry Neese Tuesday, September 04 2012
Dr. Terry Neese, founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), shares behind the scenes details of an innovative entrepreneurial training program, Peace Through Business, that recently brought Afghan and Rwandan women entrepreneurs face to face with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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