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The Male Perspective: My Own Empowerment Came Through Strong Women

The Male Perspective: My Own Empowerment Came Through Strong Women

Guest post on the strength of empowered women to empower men, by international development specialist, humanitarian and human rights activist, Gesù Antonio Báez There’s a question that really bothers me that is unceasingly asked to ambitious women; how will you do it all? The “all” implying she will be both mother, wife and career driven superstar which somehow seems not reasonable….to do it “all”. I don’t get it. I’ve rarely seen such a question presented to leading male professionals and I’m sure there are a plethora of them who juggle their careers in addition to their role as husbands and father. Yet society never asks this of men and by reiterating their question to women, we subconsciously indicate how we don’t expect women to become leaders and “Mavericks” in the boardroom. Women are needed in leadership roles as it is vital in order to eliminate antiquated gender roles which society has tattooed on the general psyche of this generation. We cause a great injustice to ourselves if we doubt and...

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Building a Lasting Legacy

Building a Lasting Legacy

Interview with Laura Roser, Founder and CEO of Paragon Road, on Building a Lasting Legacy for Generations to Come  [Editor’s Note: This past year I had the pleasure of being introduced to Laura Roser by a mutual friend and colleague, Bill Littlejohn, CEO of Sharp Hospital Foundation, both of whose work reflects the core values of the Global Girls Project. While many of the stories in this legacy series focus on the intergenerational aspect of legacy, particularly between grandmothers, mothers and daughters, in this interview, Laura offers a fresh perspective on how each of us, regardless of our familial history, traits or relationships, can take personal responsibility for building our own legacy of leadership through our daily choices and actions. It is this sense of personal accountability that is at the core of personal empowerment, enabling each of us to not only realize our own leadership potential, but to help pave a path of opportunity for future generations to come.]  (Sharon): What does the term legacy mean to you?  (Laura): To me, the term “legacy”...

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Empowering Girls and Fulfilling Their Human Rights is not a Choice, It’s our Responsibility

Empowering Girls and Fulfilling Their Human Rights is not a Choice, It’s our Responsibility

Guest post on International Day of the Girl Child by Shreya Mantha, Founder, Foundation for Girls; Founder and President, GirlUp Club, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges that girls face, to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. We are fortunate to be born and brought up in America where, to a large extent, there is a parity between boys and girls. However, there are parts of the world where girls go through a very tough time from birth to death just because they are a girl. I want to do everything I can do to help girls both in my backyard as well as around the world. We have to come together, partner, and leverage the great work that is already being done in this area and build on it. Empowering girls and fulling their human rights is not a choice, it is an obligation of our society and we must...

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My Two Cents: Mothers, Daughters, Mentors and More

My Two Cents: Mothers, Daughters, Mentors and More

Coming Full Circle When I first conceived the Global Girls Project three years ago, it was originally a mother-daughter project, inspired by my own daughter and focused on the legacy of leadership that is often passed on from one generation to the next. Over time, as I framed out the project and considered how we define ‘mother’ from a multicultural perspective, I opted to take a more inclusive approach, recognizing that the concept of ‘mother’ comes in many forms, not all of which fall within the traditional familial sense of the word. While there are indeed many mentors and role models that shape and influence our character and the potential of all we might become, mothers, grandmothers, and other extended family, biological or otherwise, play a unique and important role in shaping character of young girls, especially during their formative years. Planting and nurturing the seeds of character might take years to finally take root, but are often pivotal in building a lasting foundation for leadership. New Series: Legacies...

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