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Afghan Women Seek Internet’s Virtual Veil Amid Threats

Afghan Women Seek Internet’s Virtual Veil Amid Threats | Women's Empowerment | Scoop.it
Off a dusty, unpaved street near
Kabul University, Roya Mahboob’s software company is designing a
Web platform to let Afghan women create content from home even
if Taliban militants return to power and curb their rights.
Lindsey Jones-Renaud's insight:

Insightful quote: “I just make myself more invisible in the society” while “becoming more visible"

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The Female Face of Poverty

The Female Face of Poverty | Women's Empowerment | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.
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The perspective on gender inequality and injustice from women living in poverty in the USA is not represented enough. Good for Maria Shriver for highlighting it.
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Why the world needs women entrepreneurs

Why the world needs women entrepreneurs | Women's Empowerment | Scoop.it
Women’s empowerment will be front and centre in 2014 as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship. Increasingly, they...
Lindsey Jones-Renaud's insight:

Have you heard of the Tory Burch Foundation? Here's a piece from their founder on how to empower women entrepreneurs, specifically: access to capital, mentorships, and entreprenurial education. I also like how she points out the current focus on women's empowerment is not just a passing trend. I agree.

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WOMEN: Accelerate Women Now: Building A 50/50 Global Economy

WOMEN: Accelerate Women Now: Building A 50/50 Global Economy | Women's Empowerment | Scoop.it

Women are good for business. The evidence is overwhelming. 


Via Kris Herbst
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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:19 AM

Countries where women have more power are more successful. Companies with gender-balanced executive committees have a 56% higher operating profit than those with male-only executive committees. Women entrepreneurs bring in 20% more revenue with 50% less money invested. 

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How Can We Help Men? By Helping Women

How Can We Help Men? By Helping Women | Women's Empowerment | Scoop.it
The sinking floor, not the glass ceiling, is the urgent issue.
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True: "Social and economic policies constructed around the male breadwinner model have always disadvantaged women. But today they are dragging down millions of men as well. Paradoxically, putting gender equity issues at the center of social planning would now be in the interests of most men."

 

Although I somewhat disaggree with "The most urgent issue facing working Americans today is not the glass ceiling. It is the sinking floor." Perhaps it is more urgent, but by getting more women into leadership positions (by breaking the glass ceiling) where decisions are made, then only then, I believe - and history shows -- will policies change to address the "sinking floor"

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Paper: Women's Empowerment in Agriculture, Production Diversity and Nutrition, IFPRI

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Here is new evidence that women's empowerment in the agriculture sector can lead to better nutrition and food security outcomes for women and children - both male and female.

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Better Marketing=Better Businesswomen in Jordan

Better Marketing=Better Businesswomen in Jordan | Women's Empowerment | Scoop.it
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Women are very active in business around the world, but they have less access to information on how to do business well. Through our Farmer to Farmer program at @acdivoca, a volunteer helped this women's group better understand marketing principles in a practical way. Check it out!

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