Monday, November 11 2013
Imagine enduring childbirth and then being asked to clean up after yourself by hospital staff. Dr. Ben Schwartz, senior director of CARE USA's health equity unit, shares how support from a woman leader – Malawi President Joyce Banda – and a simple process change improved one health center's approval ratings from 40 to 70 percent in less than 6 months.
Written by Patti Ghezzi Monday, October 28 2013
80 percent of garment workers worldwide are women, and few of these low-skilled workers ever have the chance to advance. Gap Inc. is changing this scenario through their Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program. Seven countries and 20,000 women later, Executive Director of P.A.C.E. Dotti Hatcher will give us a look behind the seams of this powerful CSV initiative at the upcoming Global Women’s Initiative in Chicago on Nov. 13.
Written by Meredith Lorch Monday, August 12 2013
Here’s a statistic that brings the potential impact of mHealth into focus: 48 million people worldwide who lack electricity in their homes have access to a mobile phone. Malaria in Mali, HIV/AIDS in South Africa and prenatal care in Pakistan are among the many issues that the mHealth Alliance is taking on -- with partners like Hewlett-Packard and Intel -- as they champion the use of mobile technologies to improve global health. Patricia Mechael, executive director of the Alliance, leads the charge.
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.
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