Thought Leaders and Agents of Change
Written by Jan Jaben-Eilon Tuesday, May 14 2013
Wonder what life’s like for a female CEO of a tremendously successful family business in Saudi Arabia? Deena Al Faris, CEO of Al Faris Group of Industries, which – among other things – produces among some of the world’s finest caviar, will tell you what it’s like to be a woman at the top of business in a country where she is – by law – not allowed to drive.
Written by Sue Wasserman Tuesday, May 07 2013
Cheryl Naja’s forte is creatively connecting the dots. A former firm librarian who was an eager volunteer, today Naja is the director of pro bono & community service at Alston & Bird. Her programs include working with senior citizens in her Atlanta community to building a library in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. Naja is a firm believer that creative ideas can resolve critical needs.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
In this excerpt from Anne-Marie Slaughter's keynote address at Womenetics' 2013 Chicago POW! Awards luncheon, she shares how her widely discussed Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," launched what she calls "a national therapy session."
Written by Lucy Soto Tuesday, March 05 2013
Forty-six years ago, a young girl took a ride on a new theme park attraction that would ultimately help shape her world. The girl was Abigail Disney, documentary filmmaker and peace activist, and the ride was It's a Small World with her grandfather, Disney co-founder Roy O. Disney. She says, “It sounds crazy, I know, but I think part of my image of world peace comes from that.” Today Abigail Disney, who produced the acclaimed documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” continues to produce films that tell of the global impact women have in creating peace.
Written by Megan Blevins Tuesday, February 19 2013
Danielle Moodie-Mills, director of education with the National Wildlife Federation, spends her days lobbying on Capitol Hill for the nation’s largest conservation organization. But beyond the marble walls of Capitol Hill, Moodie-Mills is a social entrepreneur who is taking Washington, D.C. by storm by “living, loving and laboring out loud.” She offers her 3 important insights for young businesswomen.