“Let Girls Lead” Panel

Girls education, and investing in that girl’s life not only transforms the life of that girl but of her community, and her country as well.  ~Dr. Denise Dunning, Executive Director of Let Girls Lead On November 19, 2013, the International Museum of Women hosted a...

Exhibition Review: Holding Up Half the Sky at the Skirball

I recently visited the Women Hold Up Half the Sky exhibition, on view at the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum until May 20th, 2012. This is an original exhibition based on the bestseller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by...

Chess is for Girls

Bonnie Trafelet for Chicago News Cooperative Chess grandmaster Susan Polgar Every year for the past I don’t even know how many years, it has been my New Year’s resolution to learn to play chess. As you may have discerned from the frequency at which it features at...

The Cost of Empowerment? As little as $25

The cost of empowerment? As little as $25. Twenty years ago, Amir Unisha Bergum was windowed, leaving her and her three children struggling to survive in a slum in Hyderabad, India. Eventually, however, Unisha discovered Mahila Sanatkar Mutually Aided Cooperative...

Power to Change

UPI Photo/Pat Benic http://www.upi.com/enl-win/8d6438ba1369f823a62694dee5795fb9/ After getting my learner’s driving permit at 16, the next age-related milestone I was looking forward to was being able to vote. Two years later I was finally able to cast a ballot,...

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