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UN Women announces Danai Gurira as Goodwill Ambassador

During the global annual advocacy campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UN Women today announced the appointment of internationally renowned award-winning actor-playwright Danai Gurira as its Goodwill Ambassador. As a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Gurira will lend her name and dedicate her support to putting a spotlight on gender equality and women’s rights, as well as bringing unheard women’s…

Best Value Colleges 2017: 300 Schools Worth The Investment

College Decision Day is fast approaching. High school seniors, transfer students, and their families will soon make one of the most important personal and financial decisions of their lives: What schools are worth the investment? With prices topping $80,000 for a public 4-year college degree and $180,000 for their private counterparts, selecting an undergraduate school is one of the biggest financial…

Uncharted Power Founder Jessica O. Matthews on Building The Anti-Silicon Valley Energy Startup.

“My name is Jessica O. Matthews, and I am the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power. I used to tell people I’m the perfect mashup between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beyoncé.” Matthews’ opening line at Disney’s recent Demo Day, where startups that completed its accelerator present, carries a lot of truth. Like Nye, she enjoys building, testing and…

GC4W x Teel Yes Bracelets Campaign for Gender Parity

Introducing the GC4W x Teel Yes “WE ARE ONE” Bracelets Collection, a campaign for Gender Parity. The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) partnered with Teel Yes, a New York City-based luxury jewelry company, to bring you the “WE ARE ONE” bracelets. These beautiful bracelets celebrate the diverse identities of women and unite our voices in the fight for gender equality. We at GC4Women are thinking of you…

Mars Generation Is Accepting Nominations for the “24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in Steam and Space” Awards.

24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators In STEAM and Space Awards   An annual awards program presented by The Mars Generation serves to recognize and honor young people making an incredible impact and effecting change in the world through science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM) and/or space. This next generation of leaders and innovators are primed to have the ability…

Ethiopia ‘Sets The Standard’ With Election Of First Female President.

Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously elected the country’s first female president on Thursday, days after approving one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets as the country’s dramatic reforms continue. As seasoned diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde assumed the largely ceremonial post, many celebrated Africa’s only current female head of state. The continent’s first female president, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, left office this year. Sahle-Work…

Tarana Burke Discusses The “Me Too” Movement.

“I started doing this work because there were so few resources and recourses for us, which is why it cuts deep to hear sisters, who are largely responsible for my visibility, saying the current iteration of the #MeToo movement isn’t for them.” Nearly 12 months ago activist and Me Too movement founder, Tarana Burke’s life was turned inside out. While her grassroots work…