Women and Society

More Women Than Men Are Going to College: This May Change the Economy

Women have not only closed the historical gender gap in education attainment, but have surpassed the college-going rates of men. Credit.Matthew Abbott for The New York Times Walk across any college campus these days, and you will notice a striking gender gap: There are roughly three women students for every two men, according to data from the educational nonprofit National Student…

African Women Show Why Gender Justice = Climate Justice

A women’s group led by Amy Thior (dressed in yellow) plant mangrove trees for climate adaptation on … [+] INA MAKOSI FOR ACTIONAID U.K. Women and girls are bearing the brunt of brutal climate impacts in the developing world, they also hold the key to taking decisive action against climate change and building resilience against its effects.  “We’ve seen that in all…

Meet the GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor

GC4W Introduces Its First Cohort of Thought Leaders The Global Connections for Women Foundations would like to introduce GC4W Thought Leaders, a group of women leaders across various industries whom our community can look to for personal and professional advice. GC4W seeks to uplift the voices of our leaders and connect them with our community as resources and role models.…

Nashira, A Women’s Eco-Village, is Creating a New Idea of Success

By Barclay Bram Nestled near the city of Palmira, not far from the northern edge of the Andes, is Nashira —a matriarchal eco-village developing an alternative social model for Colombia. Fourteen years ago, a private foundation donated three hectares of land and allowed 88 women—some of them victims of the country’s long-running civil war—to build to build a sustainable and…