Birthing Project USA – A Breakthrough Initiative Addressing Infant Mortality in the African American Community
Written by Heather Burke Tuesday, July 10 2012
Black babies are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday than their white counterparts. After the death of a 10 day-old baby boy, Kathryn Hall-Trujillo launched the Birthing Project USA – an initiative that has since delivered over 10,000 healthy babies in over 100 communities through an innovative model that relies on dedicated networks of “sisterfriends.”
Written by Elizabeth Dearborn Davis Tuesday, July 10 2012
"The world is used to hearing stories of famine, violence and poverty coming out of Africa, but a generation of young women across the continent are courageously launching their own businesses and reforming their governments," says Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, founder of The Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda. Here is her firsthand account of the New York Forum Africa.
Written by Heather Burke Tuesday, June 26 2012
Diane Osgood, founder of Osgood Sustainability Consulting, says, “No one wakes up in the morning and intends to conduct business that harms the planet or other people.” But for most that is standard operating procedure. Osgood is helping businesses see that profit can be created in ways that are sustainable.
Written by Jan Turner Tuesday, June 12 2012
Imagine telling the story of 10 extraordinary girls living 10 countries, written by 10 celebrated women authors and narrated by 10 renowned women actors. That is the design of “10x10” – a documentary film project that hopes to inspire global change through the education of girls.
Written by Corinne Garcia Tuesday, May 01 2012
Outraged by human trafficking, Julia Immonen decided to row across the Atlantic Ocean – 45 days at sea – to raise awareness around the issue. Prior to her Row For Freedom, she had never spent time at sea or even rowed, but her all-female team prevailed by drawing attention to trafficking and setting two world records.