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Gather the Women, Transform the World—Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee
Ms. Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, internationally renowned speaker, powerful peace activist, and women’s rights advocate is the founder and current president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation for Africa. From 1989 to 2003, Liberians
Montreka Dansby Aspires to Lead by Example
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MBA student Montreka Dansby has a background in food and nutritional sciences and biomedical sciences. She received her PhD from North Carolina State University and her research focused on the biological and anti-cancer properties of dietary phytochemicals.
She completed the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) postdoctoral program in the Department of Physiology at Emory University School of Medicine and in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Champion of Human Rights: An Interview with Lena Alhusseini
Lena Alhusseini works in the field of human rights and accountability. With an outstanding record of professional commitment to serving populations in need, Lena has been the director of Oregon’s child welfare program as well as the executive director of the Arab-American Family Support Center where she focused on helping domestic violence survivors in the New York City area.
Not Just Pie in the Sky: The Story of a Baking and Business Entrepreneur
When we look back to the past and consider what was historically considered to be the role of women, we usually think of the role of homemaker—a role that would naturally include baking. Today when we think of the role of women, we naturally consider the fact that women now play a significant role in creating a thriving economy. One Canadian woman, Wanda Beaver, combines these two roles—checking both boxes in one stroke.
Decreasing Annual Seasonal Depression
Originally posted on July 8, 2019 Recently, I was reading an article about “SAD”—Seasonal Affective Disorder—and thought how unfortunate it is that people are subjected to depression by their own body’s reaction to the change
Valentine’s Day Prescription for Living from the Heart
One day in New York City, I passed a many-windowed bookstore and stopped to look more closely at an unusual window display. There must have been 20 books in this one display, all focused on
Hope for Victims/Survivors of Abuse in the Age of Covid19
According to the NY Times column In Her Words, in 2018, domestic abuse cases accounted for about 20 percent of all violent crimes in the U.S. In 2019, more than a million women were victims
The Pandemic, Women, and Leadership
In 2019, prior to the pandemic, of the companies that made up the 2019 Fortune 500 list, 6.6 percent had women CEOs—the highest number ever and a significant increase from 2018, when only 4.8 percent
Six Thousand Maasai Women Learn Transcendental Meditation
Before the onset of colonialism, the East African native population thrived as approximately 100 different sovereign and autonomous nations—with their own languages and cultures, laws and traditions. The creation of the two nations Kenya and
Feeling Depressed? Combat Pandemic Isolation Blues
Before the pandemic swept our society into new rules of behavior, scientific research—including a 2017 review of 40 other studies on public health consequences of isolation—had shown that loneliness can be harmful to mental health.