For women globally, the Internet has become a lifeline to information, opportunities, and newfound power. New data in a report called ‘Women and the Web,’ reveals how we can bridge the digital divide for women and unlock a massive wave of human potential. Read More »
Growing up my playgrounds were the fields and streams surrounding our old farmhouse in the hills of rural Wisconsin. I learned the rhythms of insects and birds, the song of the frogs lining our creek... Read More »
"Millions of modern-day Rachel Carsons are stepping out from the shadow of mining pits, blasted mountains, and scorched forests to mobilize their communities."
It’s standing room only at Bloomberg in the financially embattled city of New York. I am pressed between rows of hedge fund managers, financial analysts, and investors as the National Council for Research on Women unveils a new report on women in fund management. Read More »
"The hot commodities are are the shared values of caregiving, healthy ecosystems, community, and beauty."
It is my last day in Cambodia. I am sitting in a crowded courtroom staring through bulletproof glass at the man who presided over the killing and torturing of more than 16,000 people in Tuol Sleng prison. Read More »
"Yet, at every turn, the clear, valiant voices of so many women pierced this layer of sorrow."
Last month, as we prepared to unearth the wisdom of Pakistan’s women in our new, interactive emagazine, a rare voice came across our desks, stopped us in our tracks, and changed our course. Read More »
"Hers is the story of the women of Chechnya, of Zimbabwe, of Colombia, of Appalachia."
In the summer of 2002, I had a pivotal dream: In it, I am standing in the center of a circle of women. Together they are a spectrum of colorful clothing: woolen robes; head wraps; animal skins; fat, beaded belts. I hear the soft rustle of fabric as the women lean in and whisper, “Yes. Go. Go!” Read More »
“I heard the prophecy of the strength of womankind connected.”