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Burma, Myanmar, Ooredoo, Qtel Group, Qatar, mobile technology, mobile phones, digital inclusion, maternal health, GSMA, Leon Kaye, maymay, geek girls, digital economy, digital literacy, social enterprise

Access to Mobile Phones Opens Opportunities for Women in Burma

In Burma, one telecommunications company, Ooredoo, has partnered with various organizations to empower women by expanding access to mobile phones.
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Female Survivors Take Their Goods To The Market

TO THE MARKET is a marketplace offering goods made by survivors of conflict, abuse, and disease. TTM spotlights their stories to show the…
Only 2 cents of every international development dollar is spent on women and girls.

More Than a Trend: Why We Must Focus on Women and Girls

Today, with so many initiatives focused on women and girls, the conversations around the importance of gender dynamics may feel trendy. I agree.…
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Women Still Chasing the Elusive American Dream

Women are more socially conscious entrepreneurs and also more often dismissed by venture capitalists. But there is a way around the VC gatekeepers.
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Video: The World’s First Accelerator Dedicated to Lifting Girls Out of Poverty

The Girl Effect Accelerator represents the first program of its kind: an international accelerator dedicated exclusively to scaling up ventures that are positioned…
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Aligning the Head, Heart and Wallet: How Millennials and Women Drive Impact Investment

Future 500's Shilpi Chhotray explains how millenials and women are driving global impact investment.
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SXSW Eco Interview: Sara Batterby on Women in Venture Capital

Sara Batterby is a partner at Elemeno Ventures, an angel investing firm based in Silicon Valley. I had the opportunity to talk to…
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Millennials and the Growth of Sustainable Investing

Barbara Krumsiek, CEO of Calvert Investments, talks about everything from reinventing socially responsible investment to engaging millennials.
More Than Me Academy provides quality education to at-risk girls from the West Point slum of Liberia.

‘More Than Me Academy’ Educates and Protects Vulnerable Girls in Liberia

More Than Me (MTM) Academy is a girls school in Monrovia, Liberia founded in September 2013. MTM enrolls 125 girls from a slum…
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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Weighs In on Work/Life Balance

Recently PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi gave some frank answers to questions about work/life balance that coincide more with Anne-Marie Slaughter than Sheryl Sandberg.…
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Fortune: Female-Led Businesses Beat the Stock Market, But Their Numbers Remain Low

Companies with female CEOs and/or women on their boards on average consistently outperform companies without women in the c-suite, yet the number of…
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Walmart Highlights Products From Women-Owned Businesses

In the fall, Walmart will feature products with a new logo that ensures they are made by certified, women-owned businesses.
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Women in CSR: Leah Seligmann, NRG Energy

Leah Seligmann, Director of Sustainability, NRG Energy, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
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Women in CSR: Andrea Learned, Learned On

Andrea Learned, thought leadership and business development consultant, Learned On, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR…
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Women in CSR: Darby Hobbs, CEO of SOCIAL3

Darby Hobbs, CEO & Founder, SOCIAL3, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.