From where I stand: Raja Shahwan

 Crossposted from UN Women.   Raja Shahwan. Photo: UN Women/Ezz Zannoun ...more

Maasai women become economically independent in Tanzania

Crosposted from UN Women. The Maasai in northern Tanzania have the highest rates of child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), illiteracy and poverty among women in the country.  ...more

I don't want to step on anyone's toes...

I’ve realized that I worry about stepping on people’s toes too often. It’s something I’ve always worried about. I have my own ideas and opinions, but worry that by putting them out there I might somehow “come on too strong” (whatever that means), hurt someone’s feelings, or challenge the status quo in a way that makes people uncomfortable....more

Collecting herstories in Egypt

In the words of Maissan Hassan, a 29-year-old Egyptian woman who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies. She is Programme Manager for the Women and Memory Forum (WMF), a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. ...more

Global Pawns are Queens in the Making

Wendy Oliveras, Author of "Let's Play SHESS"...more

Bring out YOUR Inner Bossy Italian Wife!

Some people say “bossy” like it’s a bad thing...and I get it, really I do. I just also happen to disagree. I am a woman who knows what she wants and I frequently tend to get it because I go after it fiercely. That’s not to say that I don’t have hang-ups, or downfalls, or whatever. But there are clear advantages to my “bossy” status. If you wanna bring out more of your inner bossy, here is a list of how to do just that. They are essentially my tips on how to find your inner Bossy Italian Wife and get well on the way to getting what you want!...more

Ladies: You Don't Need to Be Perfect

Some of us are prettier when we don’t smile. As women, we are told: ...more
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The 5 Keys to Women's Thought Leadership

    10 years ago I was on track for a “perfect” life. I had a killer resume: US Senate legislative assistant, Investment Banker, Ivy League grad. Lots of money; great clothes. But I was miserable, anxious, and felt totally trapped.  ...more

"Husband & Wife" - Disgusting Webseries!!!

Ladies, have you seen this outrageous content?  I guess Paul Ryan isn't the only one who thinks it's okay to belittle women!!! The name of this disgusting webseries is "Husband & Wife" and episode 2 is entitled, "Hold My Purse, Bitch!!!"  And excuse me, but what's wrong with holding a ladies' purse?  Men should be so lucky!  Do they even know how IMPORTANT all of the things we put in there are? Guess not. If you're as pissed as I am, I say put down the nail polish ladies, strap on your hiking boots and flannel shirts and let them HEAR US ROAR!...more
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