Women Deserve Better Than Just Economic Empowerment

Let me share with you the story of my mother. My mother is a transaction specialist for the World Bank, but she didn’t start out in that position and not much in her life story will suggest that she will end up where she is right now. Once upon a time, she was born on … Continue reading Women Deserve Better Than Just Economic Empowerment

Women in the Media

2016: The Most Globally Conscious Oscars? This year’s Oscars Academy Awards may have been the most globally conscious one yet. With Leonardo DiCaprio advocating for the environment and prevention of global warming, to Chris Rock bringing the inequitable treatment of Black Americans to light. Even Vice President Joe Biden attended and spoke about sexual assault … Continue reading Women in the Media

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Nathalia

I had the opportunity of attending the first week of the CSW59 conference and had a wonderful experience. I loved watching the dynamics of the United Nations and the role that each representative played in the discussions. I was amazed at the complexity of diplomacy and how frustrating it can be at times. I met … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Nathalia

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: William

The CSW59 conference was very influential.  While there I was able to attend many meetings, the most informative and influential of which I would like to report on. 1)      A New Framework for Gender Equality in Afghanistan.  This event was hosted by Afghan Women, with members of the government among those on the panel.  The … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: William

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Laura

Many people aspire to impact the world for good.  I am no different: I have grand, idealistic desires to help people all over the world. As such, I was thrilled to attend the annual conference on the status of women at the United Nations.  Just saying the “United Nations” filled me with excitement. I hoped … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Laura

Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Politics — by AMG

This past weekend, I attended the “Elect Her: Campus Women Win” program hosted by Texas A&M, which is designed to get women involved in politics. The daylong event, a collaborate effort between Running Start and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), encourages college age women to run for student government and future political office, … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Politics — by AMG

Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH

Let’s talk about what happens when people die. By which I mean, what happens to MONEY when people die. I don’t mean to trivialize death, or grief – I’ve experienced my share of both. But today I want to deal with inheritance – the practical matter of who gets the money (or the land, or … Continue reading Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH