Thought Leaders and Agents of Change
Monday, November 25 2013
Think you have an idea that could create a meaningful shift in the world? As the director of Emory's Institute for Developing Nations, Dr. Sita Ranchod-Nilsson knows a thing or two about spurring positive change. Here, she shares her simple strategy for igniting global impact.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
Womenetics has convened conversations in Atlanta and Chicago to explore one of today's leading-edge businesses strategies – creating shared Value – as part of the annual Global Women's Initiative. We've featured top thought leadership from Gap, Abbott Laboratories, CARE, Environmental Defense Fund, Emory University, UBS and others who offer a behind-the-scenes look at strategic partnerships, co-creation and innovation. Here's what CSV looks like in action from the visionaries who are boosting profits while doing good.
Written by Sherry V. Crawley Monday, November 11 2013
Gwen Ruta, the vice president of programs at the Environment Defense Fund, is celebrating a new victory. “At our urging, Walmart has adopted a new policy that will eliminate several toxic chemicals from products they sell.” At the upcoming Global Women’s Initiative in Chicago on Nov. 13, Ruta will explain how companies like Walmart can have as much impact on environmental issues as Washington and how women can be vital to creating this vital change.
Written by Jan Turner Monday, November 04 2013
Chicago – the site of Womenetics’ Global Women's Initiative conference on Nov. 13 – is an incubator city for GE Healthymagination’s outreach to women of color. “In Chicago, 65 percent of cancer patients are African-American women,” explains Pat Pearman, executive director of oncology and disease solutions for GE's healthymagination. At the conference, Pearman will share details about the $6 billion initiative transforming healthcare “by incubating disruptive, scalable solutions.”
Written by Sherry V. Crawley Monday, September 23 2013
Thanks to girltank there is now a place where daring entrepreneurs – more than 1500+ women and girls with BIG ideas about how they can transform their communities – can come together online to share resources, seek funding and scale their efforts. Heather Burke, the start-up's chief strategy officer and panelist at our Global Women's Initiative, explains how social enterprises can uplift women and girls everywhere.