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One Voice That Empowers Thousands of Women

Rebecca Tinsley

Rebecca Tinsley

Former BBC reporter, Rebecca Tinsley, uses her voice to empower thousands of African women. She speaks out about the plight of the survivors of genocide, rape and mutilation in search of the answer to the question she has been asking since she was a small girl, “Why do human beings do unthinkable things to others?” She first learned of these horrendous acts from her mother who was a WWII correspondent. Her mother did not sugarcoat the story of the Holocaust, and Rebecca turned her anger into a life-long search that led her to Bosnia, Rwanda and Sudan.
Although she didn’t find the answer to her search for evil, she found something more profound. She reports, “For every appalling act, I do believe there is a corresponding act of decency.” Her search amidst the worst of human actions led her to discover the courageous survivors who exude love, kindness and forgiveness.
Rebecca told their stories in her third novel, When Stars Fall to Earth. She also founded an organization to combat the atrocities called Waging Peace, and the Network4Africa Foundation to raise funds to educate women and children in Africa.

Empowering Africans to Become Agents of Change

leading-women-cover-150In her essay, “African Women Rising: Empowering the Agents of Change, in Leading Women, Rebecca tells the inspiring story of how one of these change agents affected her community in Africa. She stresses that you can’t step in, as a white woman, and create change and you can’t just shower the problem with money. Her organization’s strategy is to identify possible agents of change among the African women and men, she calls them “credible messengers.” Once she finds them, her organization supports them in whatever way necessary: education and training in a skill they can use to make a living. Rebecca says the agents are never among the leaders. The leaders are the wealthy elite and they risk giving up their power and position if they change the culture that keeps Africans poor.
Rebecca feels that men must also be included in the cultural change. The action is called “positive masculinity” and involves finding respected African men who can speak and impress upon other men that they need to change their definition of what it is to be a man. It is no longer appropriate for men to identify with being hunters and expect women to have a dozen babies and do all the work. When they are shown how having fewer children to support and educate, will produce successful wage earners who will care for them in their old age, they are motivated to change.

Where to Begin Change

Dr. Nancy recently joined the advisory board, Women of Hope, and is soon visiting the Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative in Africa. She and Rebecca discussed the daunting task of so many things needing change in developing countries. In fact, western women look at all of it and shrug it off as something they can’t begin to fix. Rebecca says that it’s important to choose something small and specific where you can have a positive effect.
Her foundation Network4Africa focuses on education. Rwanda actually has women’s rights in its constitution, but it can’t be enforced if the women can’t read. Also, Rebecca says that when a woman learns to read and finds other women have similar feelings to her own, it opens an entire world of what it means to be a woman and be free.

Minimal Resources Can Make a Huge Impact

Westerners think individually, while Africans think communally. African women take turns looking after the children while another woman sells the bread they made. Rebecca’s foundation uses this cooperative culture to create the “cascade system.” They educate 150 women a year in their school. As part of that agreement, once they graduate the women must help others. They join the cooperative that works to earn money to support their families and educate others. In this way the numbers of successful families continues to grow. The program in Uganda has prospered using this method with a tiny amount of resources. Rebecca proudly reports that they have managed to transform 50,000 lives.

We Can All Help

Women are emerging as a force for helping others. Rebecca has shown us how using a skill and a thirst for understanding humanity’s cruel actions toward others can blossom into a powerful force for good. To find out more, listen to this inspiring interview and check out Rebecca’s websites Network4Africa and Waging Peace to see how you can help literally change the world for thousands of courageous women.

 

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Empowered Women Agents of Change

Communications Consultant

Lois Phillips, Ph.D.

Communication consultant Dr. Lois Phillips says that when women speak out for something or someone besides themselves, their mission empowers them to confront their fear and reach beyond their comfort zone to create change. She gives examples of one woman addressing a city council over a pothole problem and another who saw the need for a stop sign. From these initial efforts to change safety issues in their community, both women went on to strong political careers.
While Lois has made her mark in communications as founding director and faculty member of Antioch University, Santa Barbara, and co-author of the book, Women Seen and Heard: Lessons Learned from Successful Speakers, she also serves as a community leader by founding and serving on numerous boards and committees in the Santa Barbara, California area.

From Daughter, Sister and Wife to Successful Entrepreneur

In this interview, Dr. Nancy points out that women need to get better at asking for help and negotiating. Dr. Lois agrees and says that women do a much better job of asking when it is for someone else. Their family roles give them the skills to do so. Since every woman is someone’s daughter and sister, they are brought up to negotiate within the family.
She has encountered women who had wonderful ideas for new businesses, but couldn’t capitalize them well enough. The solution became evident when they realized that if they got the funding, they could not only make the product available, but they could also hire employees, which would improve their lives and the economics of the community. This rationale supports women’s natural traits of caretaking and empowers even shy women to speak out and be heard.

Empowering Trait of Resilience

leading-women-cover-150As a co-author of Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life, Dr. Lois noted how different geographic areas and their economic impacts created many differences, but how similar they are in many ways. The most significant characteristic she thinks women need to develop is resilience to life’s unexpected events. Women need to help each other rebound from forces that destabilize us during life.
In her chapter, The Power of the Podium: Challenges and Opportunities to Be Seen and Heard,in Leading Women, Dr. Lois highlights other similarities among women communicators and how to overcome the obstacles to being an agent of change.
Check out Dr. Lois’s blog and more of her insights into gender communication in today’s politically charged world.

 

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Women Connect to Change the World

Linda Rendleman, Author, Speaker, PhilanthropistLinda Rendleman is excited about where the new women’s movement is going today. Finally, she says, women are discovering who they really are, instead of trying to be what someone else wants them to be. Linda is a shining example of a dedicated woman who took the challenges life gave her and turned them into opportunities.
As a young single mother, Linda realized that she would never have the white picket fence, or greet her husband in pearls and high heels. She used her college skills and built a career supporting women by writing and speaking. But her true mission in life was to support women philanthropically and help them make the world a better place to live.

Early Successes Connecting Women

Linda and a friend published one of the first hometown magazines for women in the country and broadcasted radio and television shows. In 2000, while the Internet was quite new, she started an online business networking company for women, BusinessWomenConnect.com in Indianapolis. Then cancer got the upper hand and she had to give up many things, including her foundation, but she won the battle and wrote her first book five years later.

Women Like Us Foundation

With her first book her dream of philanthropically helping women returned and the Women Like Us Foundation became a reality. The foundation does fundraising, provides volunteers who travel overseas and supports women changing the world. Linda urges everyone working with a women’s charities to check out WomenLikeUsFoundation.org to see if it might be able to help them further their work.

How Women Like Us Find and Implement Their Passion

leading-women-cover-150Linda’s favorite phrase about women is, “Our stories are singular, but our passions are shared.” That is why she has focused on connecting women and advising and supporting them in her work.
Her chapter in Leading Women comes from her most recent book, Women Like Us Illuminating the World. It’s called, “Poise, The Final Ingredient.” Linda believes that for women to find their passion and take action, they must ultimately discover who they truly are. She describes that process in her chapter and how her own journey led her to write and begin her foundation to support other women’s passion to change the world.
 

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Women Redefine Sex, Money and Power

Co-Author Leading Women

Joanna L. Krotz

From women and giving to women entrepreneurship, Joanna L. Krotz has always advocated for change, delivering messages to help women empower themselves through effective use of their power and money. Founder of Muse2Muse Productions and The Woman’s Playbook, Joanna uses multi-media to share successful women’s stories that inspire and educate others.
As a broadcast on iTunes, and soon to become a book, “The Woman’s Playbook” features women entrepreneurs who make their ideas work in the marketplace. The media fosters stereotypical models of successful entrepreneurs along the lines of Silicone Valley’s Mark Zuckerberg. Women entrepreneurs start more businesses than any other segment of the population, yet only 6% of startups make a million dollars. That’s why Joanna advises people to ignore the media hype and focus on their mission.

“Being Equal Doesn’t Mean Being the Same.”

Being equal doesn’t mean being the same is Joanna’s main message. She became impatient with women not reaching equality while working as an editor for numerous magazines. Women and men do not want the same things and have very different work styles. In 2002 she started her own venture, supporting women and showing them how to use their own skills and rely on themselves to fund their future. Her book, The Guide to Intelligent Giving: Make a Difference in the World and in Your Own Life, encouraged women to own their wealth and use it to make fulfilling choices.
In The Woman’s Playbook, Joanna focuses on women’s strengths of multi-tasking and flexibility to show how women fit uniquely into today’s working environment. She points out how more free agents, contractors and people working from several different locations have created more lateral work situations replacing the old hierarchical structure. She says that women work much better with that kind of flexibility than men do, because they are used to more fluid roles and moving back and forth from family to work.
Technology makes it easy for women to try out a new business. Joanna calls it the Goldilocks Syndrome or the “just right job.” A woman may have a successful corporate career, but it may not fit her need to care for her family or fulfill her sense of accomplishment. So she may take on a single client. When or if that works out, she takes the next step. Joanna says for many women, it’s like walking through an open door, rather than making a plan. All it takes is opening up to being in charge of your own financial future.

Stories that Redefine Sex and Power for Women

leading-women-cover-150Joanna and Dr. Nancy discuss Joanna’s chapter in Leading Women, “Redefining Sex and Power: How Women Can Bankroll Change and Fund their Future.” In her chapter, Joanna explains the gender difference about attitudes towards money. Joanna also points out that women react very differently when they are asked to give their time or treasures. Men will give to someone they play golf with knowing the person and the cause, but women are reluctant. When women are in upper management or sit on a board, that corporation usually gets much more involved in charitable activities.

Listen to More Empowering Stories

The Woman’s Playbook, the book is soon to be released. But you can listen anytime to weekly stories of successful women on iTunes. Check out womansplaybook.com for more information. And you can read more about Joanna and her chapter full of empowering stories intelligent giving advice in Leading Women.

 

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Women Empowered by How They Feel about Their Looks

Vivian Diller, PhD

Vivian Diller, PhD

In her NYC psychotherapy practice, Dr. Vivian Diller helps women and men discover how to redefine what it means to be attractive as they age. In the book, Face It: How Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change, which she co-authored with Michele Willens, she reported on her research about the role beauty plays in our lives. She also shared her personal story about her career journey from professional ballet dancer, to Wilhelmina model, to psychologist.
It’s impossible for us to feel the same about ourselves at 30 as we did at 18, she says. And to expect to be able to match what we did at 50 when we’re 70 sets us up for disappointment. A more realistic comparison is what your grandmothers were able to do at your age. With our better health and extended roles, we’re inventing new ways to enjoy life in our 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Empowerment of the New Beauty Paradox

leading-women-cover-150Dr. Diller’s chapter in Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share their Secrets for Leadership, Business and Life pulls from her research finding, “The New Beauty Paradox.” Our culture has programmed us to want to stay looking young and erase the signs of time, she says. Yet on the flip-side we have our feminist forebears saying if you’re focused on your appearance you’re being superficial. Vivian describes “The Beauty Paradox” as being a balance between the two. We all care how we look, but every one of us has an ah-ha moment when we discover that our experience is showing in our appearance. The only way to resolve that paradox is to move toward a more comfortable perspective of how we feel about our looks.

Balance Requires Mourning

Role models, like Meryl Streep, are multiplying with the thousands of aging baby boomers. Dr. Diller says that she has found it’s important to mourn the loss of your youthful looks. In fact, she says that there is a period around menopause where mourning the loss of multiple things: loss of children through empty nesting, loss of parents and loss of youth. It’s important to experience that fully so you can move on.
In addition to completing the process of mourning, Dr. Diller has discovered that women who age gracefully and even gratefully have three things in common:

  1. Their definition of what they think of as attractive changes over time. They don’t get stuck at 18, but see themselves attractive in other ways at 30, 40 and 50.
  2. The internal voice that speaks to them when they see their reflection has grown kinder. Instead of indulging in self-criticism, they focus on what is good about what they see.
  3. They balance the way they take care of themselves. They don’t focus on trying to maintain their youthful looks, but they also don’t neglect their appearance and they continue to stay in shape for their age.

“These Are the Best Years of My Life.”

The best years are not the same as the youthful years, but instead can be the years we have now. Appreciation for things has changed with wisdom, and Dr. Diller says that she is grateful to find something she can get better at as she ages. Especially she is thrilled to be helping empower women to feel better about themselves throughout their lives.
Check out her work on her website viviandiller.com, in Huffington Post, Psychology Today and in Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life.
Listen to this conversation to hear more about what she has to say about her work with the beauty and cosmetics industries. She urges them to change their advertising to fit their customers, who are insulted by ads showing women who don’t look like them.

 

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Women Empowered by Their Parents

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Janet Rose Wojtalik, EdD

Dr. Janet Rose Wojtalik’s empowering message is to teach our daughters to be lifelong learners, to think for themselves and to respect their authentic self, instead of assuming the outward appearance created by society. This is how we grow strong girls and equip them for successful lives as leading women.
Raised by supportive parents who valued education, Janet was puzzled by her own fear of failure. Her search for where it originated lead her to research women and leadership for her doctoral dissertation. Her research won a Clark Scholarship Award and propelled her into serving as a parenting resource with a national speaking platform.
Dr. Janet finally realized that it was her own mother’s cautionary words during childhood warning her of the possibility of failure that caused her to fear failing even as an adult. Messages given out of love can create lifelong barriers that make it difficult for us to reach our potential. In fact, Janet warns parents that they must be aware of how critical both their actions and their words are in forming their children’s belief systems about themselves.

Leading Women Is for Women and Men.

leading-women-cover-150Although Dr. Janet’s work focuses on girls and women, she stresses that we must serve together. It is the mix that is important. If men remain silent, they stop the effort to build leading women. In her research, she found one of the strongest leading women was raised by her father like one of the boys. She did not have the self-imposed glass ceiling Janet sees in so many women who fear to lead.
Dr. Janet serves on an administrative board where she is the only woman, but working with these men for 18 years has shown them all how important it is to have a mix of males and females. Their viewpoints balance each other. The fellow members rely on Dr. Janet to supply empathy and perspectives about long range effects of proposed actions.
Dr. Nancy adds that the book, Leading Women, is not gender-biased and Janet agrees and hopes that people don’t think it is a man bashing book. On the contrary both women discuss the need for men to read it as well, to discover the importance of mentors and positive messages to support and empower more leading women.

Parenting to Empower Women

To find out more about Janet’s important work on how to raise strong girls, read her free e-book, Seven Secrets of Parenting Girls, and her new workbook, Raising Successful Women from Childhood to Woman. Find out more about her and her chapter in Leading Women, “Seven Keys to Unlocking Female Leadership.” She has valuable lessons to teach about what stops girls from pursuing traditional male careers and how to get past those barriers.

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Empowered Women Make Likable Leaders

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Lois Frankel, PhD

Fear of not being liked is the primary reason women give for not becoming leaders. But Dr. Lois Frankel says that women are confused. Women make phenomenal leaders; they just don’t call themselves leaders. As President of Corporate Coaching International, Lois writes bestselling books, speaks to international groups and convinces women how to overcome obstacles to become a leader.
Women have a great track record of leadership. The Red Cross, Planned Parenthood, the PTA and United Way were all founded by women wanting to make a difference. Yet many women allow the fear of negative labels to stop them from being appropriately assertive, negotiating for success, pursuing non-traditional careers or even recommending other women for management positions.

 Accept the Image of a Leading Woman

Lois says that even though women lead every day, they often think it’s presumptuous to call themselves leaders. While practicing psychotherapy with powerful women in downtown Los Angeles,  she found that every one of them failed to see herself as powerful or a leader.
However, if you have ever convinced anyone to follow you where you need to go, you are a leader. In fact, Lois says if you have helped a friend leave a harmful relationship or raised a child who is not hooked on drugs, you are a leader.

Likable Is Not the Same as Being Nice.

Women reportedly didn’t buy Lois’ book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, because they were afraid it would advise them that they couldn’t be nice and be successful. Lois said that nothing is further from the truth. Likability is very important for success. You might follow the old school power and control leader for awhile, but the leader you like will get your loyalty and most productive work.
Women are taught they must be nice to be liked. And even if their parents gave them more liberating messages, society is stuck in the same rut with stereotypes that subject women to subservient roles and make words like “feminist” carry a negative label. Lois says that women are natural and necessary leaders and she shares eight key ways for women to step into leadership in her essay for Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life.

More about How Women Need to Lead

leading-women-cover-150This inspiring conversation includes Lois’s personal story of how she found business coaching to be the perfect career path for her, before coaching was even a profession. She finds her work to be more about how women should mentor other women and routinely witnesses positive change when women put their skills together to make a difference.
Finally, Lois encourages women with this message:

Look around the world and tell me what you see. I see war; I see poverty; I see famine; I see corporate greed and we’re not leading the world. When women come together, they fix the problem. That’s why we need more women’s voices at the table.

That’s why we need far more empowered leading women.
Check out more of Dr. Lois’s Frankel’s wisdom for women leaders at her website, in her books and learn more about her on her author’s page for Leading Women.

 

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Women Empowered by Tapping into Unique Self

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Lisa Mininni

Bestselling author Lisa Mininni, says that women become empowered when they pay attention to the hard-wiring that makes them unique. Lisa had to face a near-death event to wake her up to her own unique talents and accept the direction that sent her to ultimate success in business and in life.
Lisa’s experience in navigating change in corporations, combined with her own natural intuition about how to guide people through the process, lead her to found her business, Excellerate Associates, LLC, which is now known in 11 countries and works with large and small entrepreneurs. It also lead her to write her bestseller, Me, Myself and Why? The Secrets to Navigating Change and host her online radio show, “Navigating Change” on Blog Talk Radio.

 How Unique Self Plus Systems Approach Equals Successful Business

Lisa admits that for the first two years of her business, she struggled to make it profitable. Then she found the key, developing systems that worked with her own unique qualities.  She says that systems allow you to tap into your own hard-wiring. When that happens, it’s not work any more and it becomes naturally profitable.
Your unique qualities are the hard-wiring that you are born with. Lisa says they become evident at about two years old and stay with you throughout your life. She stresses that they are not the same as your behavior, which changes throughout your life depending on your experiences. When you create a business model in line with your hard-wiring – instead of someone else’s model – it motivates you, your employees and your customers too.

Sharing Stories Creates Empowering Relationships

leading-women-cover-191Today’s business is all about relationships. Lisa says that when you share your stories, people are drawn in. You are interesting and people are interested in what you have to say. That open sharing is what she likes about the collaboration it took to create the book, Leading Women. The book brought 20 powerful, leading women together to share their stories and expertise to help other women.
Sharing our stories so we can learn from one another is a form of mentoring. Dr. Nancy and Lisa both express the need for more mentors. Lisa says that she appreciates the opportunities she has now for mentoring both men and women.

Lisa’s Empowering Business Strategies

To find out how to get more clients, more money, and create a business you love, download Lisa’s new free e-book, “Get More Clients Now!” from her Excellerate Associates website. Listen to this interview for more inside tips and advice from this top entrepreneur and check out her chapter in Leading Women, “Four Lessons from a Tire Iron,” with four indispensible lessons to empower yourself for success, now available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

 

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Feminine Leadership Skills Key to Empowering Women

Author of Iron Butterflies

Birute Regine, Ed.D.

Dr. Birute Regine says that using feminine leadership skills is a key to empowering women. In a male-dominated culture, being independent, autonomous and decisive is over-valued at the expense of nurturing, caring and maintaining strong, interdependent relationships with others. However, both are essential to powerful leadership and crucial for long-term success in business and in life.
She interviewed sixty women in eight countries to develop her ideas about the strength of the so-called “soft feminine skills” of intuition, empathy, vulnerability and relational intelligence, which she featured in her award-winning book, Iron Butterflies: Women Transforming Themselves and the World. While promoting her book, she felt invigorated by the enthusiasm of women audiences about the empowering ideas in her book, and wanted to find a way to sustain that enthusiasm. That led her to develop Iron Butterfly Circles and write the e-book, “Are You An Iron Butterfly?

Emerging Focus on Women and Girls Empowerment

Out of Birute’s work to develop leaders for her Iron Butterfly Circles came an emerging pilot project with mothers and daughters, which she calls, “the mother-daughter revolution.” Pre-teen girls are at that point where they aren’t sure whether to risk letting others know who they truly are or to hide their truth in order to be liked. The circles encourage them to accept their real and authentic selves. For the mothers, who are mostly in their 40’s, Birute says the Circles allow them to share their wisdom with others. The connectedness in a safe and nurturing environment enables mothers and daughters to develop as Iron Butterflies.
Birute stresses that it is Iron Butterflies, not singular, butterfly. The group aspect and developing the strengths in connection with others is what is most important. This lies at the heart of the complexity science that forms the foundation of her conclusions. Through the adaptations of the group, a greater creativity and intelligence forms to create results far greater than any individual member could do on her own.

Leading Women Use Their Innate Feminine and Masculine Skills.

leading-women-cover-150Soft is the New Hard: The Hidden Power of Feminine Skills” is the title of Birute’s chapter in Dr. Nancy’s new book, Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life. She draws on her previous Iron Butterflies work and tells a story of how feminine-style collaboration pushed through a tough negotiation issue, and was discouraged to find she was not recognized as the powerful force responsible for the successful outcome.
That is typical of feminine leadership style in a male-dominated culture. Birute says it’s not a human fault; it’s what our culture has created. Feminine skills are really human skills. Our culture has defined that difference and we need to undefine it. In fact, she maintains that a leader’s greatest strength is the way she deals with vulnerability. Though vulnerability is considered a feminine trait, It takes a great deal of strength to admit one’s vulnerability and use the lessons learned to create successful outcomes. That brings her back to knowing and accepting your own truth. Being your authentic self where ever you go and whatever you do is mature self-confidence.

Listen, Read and Learn More Empowering Lessons

Listen to this interview for much more information about how disassociation from their feminine selves hurts women leaders. And check out Birute’s free e-book to find out if you are an Iron Butterfly. Check out and engage with Birute’s Iron Butterflies on facebook and with her Iron Butterflies & Iron Caterpillars, mother-daughter communities also on facebook.
Then check out her chapter in Leading Women, available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

 

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Women Gain Empowerment by Supporting Other Women

Supports Women Empowerment Around the World

Cheryl Benton

When New York City marketing professional Cheryl Benton started feeling ignored by mass marketing, she put her foot down. Then she started a little hobby to empower women who were feeling as invisible as she was.
TheThreeTomatoes.com started as a newsletter for 60 of  Cheryl’s midlife women-friends and contained subjects they talked about: where to go for dinner and have a conversation, where to get fashionable clothes that aren’t tailored for teenagers and other topics about living a good life as a grownup in NYC. Now, eight years later, Three Tomatoes is a thriving enterprise with over 12,000 subscribers, knowledgeable contributors and a new-in -2103 West Coast branch in LA.

Expert Leaders Co-Author Exciting New Book for Women

Dr. Nancy and Cheryl discuss how things were different when they started their careers. There were no other women to mentor them or serve as role models. Even though a woman has yet to occupy the top spot politically in the U.S., Cheryl points out that many women are serving on boards and making their voices heard.
leading-women-cover-150In fact, Cheryl points out that today when she looks around at groups of women, she thinks, “There’s a new boy’s group in town and it’s called the women’s power group.” She has a bird’s eye view of the situation in NYC, where she sees even traditionally male dominated fields, like finance, forming networking groups to support women and help them up the ladder.
Cheryl is also excited about having collaborated on the book, Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life. Dr. Nancy brought together 20 accomplished women as co-authors who have unique individual perspectives to share. Cheryl says that this has never been done before and she welcomes the opportunity to share her viewpoints about women’s equality in her chapter, “You Don’t Have to Be a Feminist to Support Women’s Equality.”

Passion and Vision to Empower Women

As past president of the NY Metro Chapter of  US National Committee for UN Women and current board member, Cheryl is passionate about women’s responsibility to help other women. Whether it’s by serving as mentor or sharing our life skills and expertise in this country or reaching out to women in countries where their safety and rights are completely marginalized, we must help our sisters. Many women are doing just that. Dr. Nancy is planning a trip to Ethiopia and participating as a sponsor for the Convoy of Hope Women’s Empowerment Initiative. Cheryl tells a story about a woman she knows who has sponsored the building of wells and schools in Cambodia. Women are reaching out and sharing their wealth and good fortune more than ever before, but there is much more to be done.

More on Women Empowerment

Empowering Grown Up WomenCheck out the website for UN Women and their plans for the 20th year commemoration of the Beijing Conference where Hillary Clinton announced, “Human rights are women’s rights.” To date 189 countries pledged to do more and they have, but Cheryl says with 200 Nigerian girls still missing, there is much more work still to be done. Listen to this interview for much more information about the passion of these two leading women to help others and check out TheThreeTomatoes.com. It’s free and will let you know what the Tomatoes in LA and NYC are doing to live highly fulfilling and empowered lives.

 

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