GC4W Women in Leadership

E.R. Mbabazi Challenges the View of Women With Disabilities

BY SARAH SPELLINGS As a documentary photographer, Esther Ruth Mbabazi is tasked with sharing an unflinching look at reality, whether she’s turning her lens on the objects South Sudanese refugees brought with them to northern Uganda or children in the country affected by a mysterious disease known as nodding syndrome. The Kampala-based photographer is known for capturing her fellow Ugandans as…

Mackenzie Scott’s Donations Help Under-Funded Charities

By Tarla Lambert Over the past two years, billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has been anything but shy with her cheque book when giving donations. Yesterday, she solidified her position as one of the world’s most generous people by announcing a further $2.7 billion donation to various charities deemed by Scott to be high impact, under-funded and overlooked. The figure takes Scott’s direct, no-strings…

Meet Emma Ou: The Leading Lady of the Technology Sector

By Madeline Hislop technology Emma Ou doesn’t consider herself a “techie”, and initially, she never thought a career in technology would be something she’d pursue. Ou, who is now the digital transformation lead and the ANZ Country Manager of tech multinational ASUS, told Women’s Agenda that all it took was for her to get a taste of the industry to discover its possibilities.…

3 Women Redefine Entrepreneurship in San Juan

BY RICHARD MORGAN Puerto Rico, long battered by earthquakes and hurricanes while mired in colonial limbo and blackouts, is in the throes of a once-in-a-generation cultural and political revival of self-determination and independence. That energy is almost always discussed in terms of possible statehood for the U.S. island territory, but three women in the capital city of San Juan are infusing the conversation…

Why These 3 Women Value Ocean Conservation

BY LIAM FREEMAN Recognizing that the oceans are “the birthplace of all life on the planet,” and that the planet will die without them, Canadian environmentalist Paul Watson established in 1977 what is now the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Its mission? To defend, conserve and protect the world’s oceans using direct action. Through its fleet of 10 boats, Sea Shepherd implements international…

Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty to Raise $100 Million for Mental Health

Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty to Raise $100 Million for Mental Health. The newly launched Rare Impact Fund aims to increase access to mental health services in underserved communities. By Bianca Betancourt Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty cosmetics line just announced the Rare Impact Fund, an initiative pledging to raise $100 million over the next 10 years to provide access to mental…