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Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Teach girls bravery, not perfection | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it

We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code.

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Through her nonprofit, Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani initiates young women into the tech world. Her goal: one million women in computer science by 2020.

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This is What a Feminist Looks Like

This is What a Feminist Looks Like | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
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President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls when he took office in order to ensure that issues affecting women and girls are considered in every agency, in every one of the Administration’s policies and programs, and in pieces of legislation they support. 

 

So exciting that Rachel Wasserman, ED, Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta was invited to attend.

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Advocacy Tips From 5 of the Nation’s Best | Connectivity

Advocacy Tips From 5 of the Nation’s Best  | Connectivity | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
We asked five of the finalists nominated in the Excellence in Advocacy Awards, at the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference due to take place in Washington, D.C. next week, to share their top tips on what they’ve learned over a combined 100+ years as advocates.   Carol Kelly Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and …
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Meaningful tips on what makes a great advocate from five finalists in Excellence in Advocacy Awards.


Want to learn more about advocacy? Checkout - Strategic Communications is the Key to Advocacy.

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I am a passionate, committed and motivated advocate to issues in which I believe. Advocacy means to speak up, to plead the case of another or to fight for a cause.


What ensures successful advocacy? - Strategic Communications is the key to successful advocacy.

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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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Word-of-mouth is the oldest, and still the most powerful marketing channel. We always trust the opinions of people we know and respect.


Now that social media is digital it is even more powerful. Nonprofit marketers can harness word-of-mouth and capture the results!



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The Morning Routines of 12 Women Leaders

The Morning Routines of 12 Women Leaders | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
Each of these 12 extraordinary women view their daily routines in small increments to keep them on track and thriving. Whether it's the designer, the doctor, the CFO or the media mogul, their morning rituals are a vital ingredient in their secret sauce.
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Is your morning routine keep you on track? Do you focus on your important work supporting women and girls? Do you focus on yourself?!

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A Bevy Of Famous Ladies Sing Along To This 50-Year-Old Classic. Wow. This Song Is Magic.

A Bevy Of Famous Ladies Sing Along To This 50-Year-Old Classic. Wow. This Song Is Magic. | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
An old teeny bopper song becomes an anthem about the power of women's votes.
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Make your voice heard and vote!

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Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N.

Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
The Harry Potter actress received a thunderous standing ovation.
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Emma Watson is on a mission to  galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally.


I applaud her actions and support her initiative the "HeforShe" campaign.

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Wellspring Living Testimonial - one girl's story of restoration - YouTube

Inspiring story of a girl going from exploitation to recovery. Please share this video and support Wellspring Living. bit.ly/1pcwgNl
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Shop at Wellspring Treasures for new and gently used furniture, clothing, and housewares, to support Wellspring's efforts to help guide girls and women who have survived childhood sexual abuse toward a more hopeful future.

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Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It! | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
We can and must turn this picture to reality. Right now, every country is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and to define a new global development plan.
We must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender...
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UN Women is launching a year-long campaign to re-energize the vision laid out at the Beijing Women's Conference. Our goal is straightforward: renewed commitment, strengthened action and increased resources to realize gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights. We call it: 'Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!'

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How Male Allies Help The Gender Equality Movement

How Male Allies Help The Gender Equality Movement | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
These men put their feminist words into action and show that "gender equality is smart economics."
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Visionary men have long been public champions and behind-the-scenes deal makers for the cause of women’s inclusion. Today, we need them more than ever.

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Women's health program rule changes go into effect Friday - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Women's health program rule changes go into effect Friday - Fort Worth Star Telegram | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
Women's health program rule changes go into effect Friday Fort Worth Star Telegram Texas women who receive state-financed health services may be able to more easily access contraceptive products like intrauterine devices and hormonal implants...
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The hope is that this rule change will make access to contraceptives easier for Texas women.

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Wellspring Living - Restoring Lives

Wellspring Living - Restoring Lives | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
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Wellspring Treasures is one of four upscale resale boutiques in the metro Atlanta area that sell new and gently used furniture, clothing, and housewares, and all of the proceeds go directly toward Wellspring's efforts to help guide girls and women who have survived childhood sexual abuse toward a more hopeful future.

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Girls Rock Camp ATL |

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Girls Rock Camp ATL is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering girls and women of all backgrounds and abilities through music education, creative expression, and performance. We provide leadership opportunities, build self-esteem, and create a culture of collaboration between mentors, peers, and the broader community.

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Women’s Fund Makes Leadership Top Priority - AJT

Women’s Fund Makes Leadership Top Priority - AJT | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
The Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta will emphasize and promote young women’s leadership development in the coming year, according to executive director Rachel Wasserman. The organization recently announced its 2016 grant allocations to 16 organizations that further the fund’s mission of expanding opportunities to women. The grantees have various concentrations, but they all concern women’s... Read More
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The Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta expands opportunities in the lives of Jewish women and girls via effective grant-making, advocacy and education through a gender lens.

 

Hard to describe how it feels to collectively raise my voice with 100 dedicated amazing women!

 

 

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Power Couples | Jewish Women's Archive

Power Couples | Jewish Women's Archive | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
Power Couples showcases pairs of extraordinary Jewish women from many different disciplines, matching an early female trailblazer with a modern woman at the top of her game. This project highlights the lives and accomplishments of important pioneers in various fields and the next generation of leaders and innovators, demonstrating the impact of women in the arts, sciences, fashion, athletics, business, and activism.​
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Jewish Women's Archive "Power Couples," matches Jewish women pioneers with a woman at the top of her game today.

The post shows the impact of women on disciplines across the board!

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How All Nonprofits Can Master Visual Story-Telling | Living For Purpose™

How All Nonprofits Can Master Visual Story-Telling | Living For Purpose™ | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
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We respond much better to visuals than words. We remember 10% of what we hear, 20% of what we read, and a whopping 80% of what we see! And, visuals can evoke strong emotional responses and lead to more engagement.

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International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October

International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
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"The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


If you #empower a #girl, you change the #world!

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14 History-Making Women on Self-Empowerment

14 History-Making Women on Self-Empowerment | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
14 History-Making Women on Self-Empowerment >> http://t.co/wgQp6KFhTC #WHM @sfsam22 http://t.co/PzhGoFREKR
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March is #women's #history Month, a great time to focus on issues including  the #empowerment of others. The themes of breaking the glass ceiling and gender inequality in the workplace are being addressed - addressing - see Always’ #LikeAGirl, Covergirl’s #GirlsCan#LeanIn, Patricia Arquette’s Oscars’ speech,


Now the Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women (#LeadOnCa) focused on speakers who discussed issues such as a woman’s #self-empowerment and having the courage to be authentic.


Where do you stand on the important issues facing women?

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Powerful Video Shows Violence Against Women Goes Far Beyond Domestic Abuse

Powerful Video Shows Violence Against Women Goes Far Beyond Domestic Abuse | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
When it becomes difficult to see the flesh and blood beneath statistics, it helps to see the statistics written on flesh and blood.




That's precisely the approach Vox takes in a video posted on Sept. 17, four days after the 20th anniversary ...
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Violence against women is growing. It is so unbelievable that so often the violence is perpetrated by people who say they love their victims.


It is time to take a stand against against violence against women!

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A Gender Lens For Giving: Women In Philanthropy Urged To Invest More In Women And Girls

A Gender Lens For Giving: Women In Philanthropy Urged To Invest More In Women And Girls | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
Women in philanthropy can - and should - commit far greater resources to advancing the cause of women and girls in the world: that's the tough message of an extensive new report released today by the organization Women Moving Millions. All In For Her: A Call To Action puts a [...]
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Empowering women and girls is “key to solving the world’s greatest problems; including poverty, climate change and conflict,” according to a report by Women Moving Millions.


Think of all the good  women with access to family fortunes, foundation resources, and the corporate resources could do to close the gap that sees only 7% of all philanthropic dollars invested specifically in programs for girls and women.

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Kickstarter Levels the Financial Playing Field for Women

Kickstarter Levels the Financial Playing Field for Women | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
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New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that crowdfunding could level the playing field for women wishing to raise capital for their ventures, and in some cases even give them an advantage.

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First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls

First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
Obama used Wednesday's spousal summit at the US-Africa Leaders Summit to share her personal story about how education affected her life.
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We should always empower women and girls through access to education. Kudos to First Ladies Obama and Bush.

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LEGO Reveals Female Scientist Minifigures | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network

LEGO Reveals Female Scientist Minifigures | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
After much rejoicing at the news last month that LEGO would mass-produce a set of female scientist minifigures, the company has released a prototype of the ...
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How exciting! LEGO creates #female #scientist mini-figures. The set includes three scientists: a paleontologist, a chemist, and an astronomer, along with instruments or examples of their work. 

Kudos to LEGO and original designer Ellen Kooijman (a.k.a. Alatariel Elensar), a Dutch isotope geochemist and LEGO enthusiast.

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Every Woman Works, Inc.

Every Woman Works, Inc. | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
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Moving women from dependency to self-sufficiency.

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#Sorrynotsorry: The New Girl Power?

#Sorrynotsorry: The New Girl Power? | Nonprofits that support women and girls! | Scoop.it
An increasing drumbeat of data is suggesting that women summon the courage to lean in, only to be knocked back. Meanwhile, a generation of girls is still getting the message that confident self-expression is the answer....
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Is it possible that we're teaching young girls the wrong message about assertiveness and leadership? Maybe so.

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