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UN Women: Olivier Mukuta is Using Blockchain Technology to Empower Women

Olivier Mukuta, a social innovator who grew up in a refugee camp is working to create blockchain technology solutions to help empower women in humanitarian crisis situations. Olivier Mukuta and his team were among the winners at the first “blockchain hackathon” co-organized by UN Women and Innovation Norway in July 2017. Muktua’s team developed ‘VipiCash’, an app that uses blockchain…

Women’s March 2018 Epitomizes Strength and Conveys Hope

One year after protestors organized the Women’s March the conversation continues. Thousands of people take to the streets around the world in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Italy and Norway to protest discrimination. The strong, over-arching theme continued to remain political – exercise your right to vote, register to vote and run for office. However, other important topics of discontent,…

GC4W Salutes Nikki Haley – First Indian-American Woman to Be Elected Governor

Nikki Haley is the first Indian-American woman to be elected governor. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Leader's Full Interview: "I wanted to be mayor of Bamberg one day—that was as high as I could see." As a child, the only person I could relate to was the mayor of Bamberg, South…

GC4W Salutes Issa Rae – First Black Woman to Create and Star in a Premium Cable Series

Issa Rae, of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is the first black woman to create and star in a premium cable series. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. "I remember seeing a regular black love story and wanting to be a part of that." I put up the first episode of The Misadventures of…

GC4W Salutes Sheryl Sandberg – First Woman to Become a Social-Media Billionaire

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, is the first woman to become a social-media billionaire. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. "The world accepted that girls didn’t really do math contests." I was a nerd. When I was in high school, I went to a math competition because my math teacher told me…

GC4W Salutes Shonda Rhimes – First Woman to Create Three Hit Shows with More than 100 Episodes Each

Shonda Rhimes, of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder fame, is the first woman to create three hit shows with more than 100 episodes each. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Showrunner's Full Interview: "I wasn’t trying to make someone who was “likable.” The set for the…

GC4W Salutes Danica Patrick – First Woman to Lead Indianapolis & Daytona 500

Danica Patrick, a stock car racing driver and a model, is the first woman to lead in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Driver's Full Interview: "Not everyone likes you back, or treats you well." When I was a kid, I tried everything: T-ball,…

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