Tag: Women Empowerment

This Program Introduces Women to International Markets

By Marisol García Fuentes Support for women favors economic growth. A report by the McKinsey Global Institute indicates that a strengthening of gender equality could represent an increase of 12 trillion dollars to world GDP by the year 2025, which in Latin America would represent an approximate of 1.1 trillion dollars. According to World Bank data, globally, one in three companies is owned by…

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7 Ways Parents Can Teach Girls to Build Female Unity

By: Phyllis Fagell When Ashley Eckstein, an actress and entrepreneur, started performing professionally in fifth grade, the other girls in her class taunted her relentlessly. Now 37, Eckstein recently brought her 13-year-old niece to a girls leadership summit to show her a different dynamic — hundreds of girls celebrating one another’s accomplishments in fields including writing and social activism. “The cheers,…

Shontay Lundy On How To Grow Seven-Figure Business

By: Shontay Lundy, as told to Alexis Jones I’m Shontay Lundy, the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, and I’m a millionaire—a title I never considered possible for myself. I was born in the small town of Newburgh, New York. Today, it’s one of those places that people from the city migrate to because you get more for your dollar. And it’s undergoing…

Wellness Activist Allison Kimball Shares Her Best Advice

By Tianna Soto Allison Kimball is easily one of the coolest humans we’ve ever met. With captivating eyes and her signature golden curls, Allison is an accomplished international model (ahem, she’s signed with Wilhelmina) and activist who cares about wellness and making the world a better place. Not to mention she feels like your BFF within minutes of meeting her — TBH,…

Zimbabwe’s Women Look Beyond Patriarchal Boundaries

By Jackie Abramian “Institute for Young Women Development was inspired by my personal reality of being a girl child from a poverty-stricken family in rural communal lands of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe,” says Glanis Changachirere who in 2009, at age 26 founded IYWD to reverse societal disregard for investing in young girls’ and women’s safety, education and future. “I lived with…

3 Powerful Lessons From Women With Ambition

By Brijana Prooker While the world is still dismissive of women with ambition (the word is seen as a positive in men and a negative in women), plenty of female power players are hoping to change that. The key issue: likability. Women with ambition are seen as “unlikable,” according to a Columbia Business School study. It’s not exactly a revelation, but the gender…