Women in Company Leadership Tied to Stronger Profits #womenleaders

Companies pondering the incentives for increased gender diversity in their executive ranks may need to look no further than the bottom line. Having women in the highest corporate offices is correlated with increased profitability, according to a new study of nearly 22,000 publicly traded companies in 91 countries. The study, released Monday by the Peterson […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation #endfgm

Key Facts: Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM. If current trends continue, 15 million additional girls between ages 15 and 19 be subjected to it by 2030. Girls 14 and younger represent 44 million of those who have been cut, with […]

World Cancer Day-One True Step Inspirational Video #worldcancerday #onetruestep

Lyrics & Music by Lucy Mathews Heegaard http://www.studio-lu.net/ Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhat2OrlfG0 ONE TRUE STEP – VIDEO – WOMEN & BREAST CANCER – INSPIRATIONThe song, One True Step, is a story of women who have been through breast cancer. But the message is true of any huge life challenge. When the path isn’t easy or clear, even […]

Runaway & Homeless Youth & Relationship Violence Toolkit – Girls & Women #homelessyouthtoolkit

Get the toolkit! “Homelessness among young people is a serious and complex issue. On any given night, the US National Runaway Switchboard estimates that there are approximately 1.3 million homeless, “throwaway,” and runaway youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, in shelters, transitional housing, with friends, or with strangers. The problem of homeless […]

Freedom 4 Women: Different and Difficult #freedomhouse #women freedom

KEY FINDINGS Of the 195 countries assessed, 89 (46 percent) were rated Free, 55 (28 percent) Partly Free, and 51 (26 percent) Not Free. All but one region had more countries with declines than with gains. Asia-Pacific had an even split. In a new and disquieting development, a number of countries lost ground due to […]