Thursday, September 10, 2015

Interview with Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi, Ed.D, CEO of WOMEN Unlimited

I see senior women (and men) very active in mentoring the women in our WOMEN Unlimited development programs.  My advice to young women: be very clear on how a mentor can be of help to you.  I have seen women approach senior leaders and ask “Will you be my mentor?”  The question is off-putting because it fails to provide the prospective mentor with any specifics on what the mentee is seeking.  [read]

Monday, August 24, 2015

Interview with Kamala Lopez, Actress, Writer and Film Producer

Corporations are protected under the 14th Amendment.  Women are not.  Corporations are held to be “people” under the law.  Women are often in a different nebulous class with fewer rights. or example, race, religion, and national origin fall under a “suspect” classification, while gender or sex does not. [read]

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Interview with Renita Manley Garrett, Founder and Executive Director of The Arts of Humanity

Photo credit: Renita Manley-Garrett

Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete (FAHF) became known as an annual awards show that honors businesses, individuals, and organizations that use the arts to advance human welfare. After the second annual FAHF, a lot of attendees wanted to know how they could get involved ... [read

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Review of “Shackled Sisters” by Aisha A. Elahi

The women discuss painful struggles between the Western world they live in and the confining, yet familiar communities they grew up in. The most poignant stories in Shackled Sisters are the ones where the woman sharing her story grapples with her connections to the Western world…[read]

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Interview with Oliver Percovich Founder and Executive Director of Skateistan

Girls taking an exam, Skateistan

Afghanistan is a war-torn country where only 13% of females are literate. When I first started skating the streets of Kabul in 2007 and realized girls were joining in, I had the idea of using the skateboard as a tool for education and opportunities. [read]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Great Impact of Nepal's Devastation

On 16 May, (left-right) Nita Tamang, 12, Salina Shrestha, 10, and Kusum Shrestha, 12, stand outside their school, Rajkuleshwor Lower Secondary School, in Bhimeshwar Municipality, Dolakha District, the epicentre of the 12 May earthquake. Photo credit: UNICEF

Yearly, more than 20,000 women and girls in Nepal are being trafficked to be sold into the sex trade and domestic servitude. Reports state that globally women comprise 49% of trafficked persons while girls make up 21%. Yet it is not uncommon to locate girls as young as seven being prostituted and sold. [read]