Nagarik Aawaz Offers Peace Kitchen to Feed Survivors of Nepal Earthquake
In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, Nagarik Aawaz offers their first Shanti Bhancha or Peace Kitchen to feed fresh, warm, clean and healthy food to the homeless, elderly, street children and other helpless people. More than a hundred people who were affected by the earthquake came to eat. Nagarik Aawaz is run by Susan Risal, a GWLN 2012 graduate. She is working on more long-term initiatives for disaster relief.
Global Family Village Partners with Nepal Hospital to Treat Earthquake Victims
GWLN 2012 graduate Freema Davis flew to Nepal this month to help earthquake survivors. As the Executive Director of Global Family Village (GFV), she will be joining board members who are already on the ground. GFV is partnering with the Chhatrapati Free Clinic, treating injured victims in the hospital and will be bringing aid and supplies to semi-remote villages that are still waiting for assistance.
Sierra Leone Hospital Receives Maternal Health Donations from GWLN Graduate
In her lifelong dedication to reduce maternal mortality in Sierra Leone, GWLN 2011 graduate Isha Daramy Kabia recently donated a huge consignment of maternity equipment to the Friends of Maternity Hospital. The items were provided by two charitable organizations in the U.S. and the UK. Isha remarked how the donations were made possible due to her connections with GWLN and its community which enabled her to drum support for critical medical supplies in Sierra Leone.
GWLN 2012 Graduate Joyce Umbima Engages Kenyan Women to Become Political Leaders
Earlier this year, GWLN 2012 graduate Joyce Umbima returned to Silicon Valley to visit with the GWLN community. In this interview, Joyce talks about her work in Kenya with UNICEF, UNIFEM and Save the Children. She also shares her passion about engaging women and the young people of her country to become political leaders. As Kenya prepares for its next election in 2017, her vision is to enable as many women as possible to be elected into Parliament as future leaders.
Human Rights Watch Speaker Enhances WLW 2015 Class Program
Thanks to Brad Adams who joined the Women Leaders for the World (WLW) 2015 class this past week as part of their leadership education. As the Executive Director of the Asian Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Brad talked about his experiences at HRW and led a conversation about his work in a variety of places.
Global Social Benefit Institute Meets with WLW 2015 Class
During the the week of Women Leaders for the World (WLW) 2015, Dr. Thane Kreiner from the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) program at Santa Clara University joined the class for lunch. He shared how GSBI supports social entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to eradicate poverty.
GWLN Board Member Jennifer Kenny Pens New Series on Gender and Leadership
In her new series, GWLN Board Member Jennifer Kenny writes that gender equality is no longer a diversity, social justice or women’s issue. For visionary leaders, gender balance is a competitive strategy. Jennifer introduces how complimentary differences between feminine and masculine leadership qualities, traits and styles are creating exciting results for corporations, organizations and societies forward thinking enough to step up and implement such practices.
For Women Entrepreneurs, Communicating for Social Change is Way of Life
How do successful women social entrepreneurs communicate? Do their approaches to communication contribute to social change, to achieve greater justice and equity in society? In this article, four successful women social entrepreneurs were interviewed including GWLN 2009 graduate Maame Yelbert-Obeng. Their stories reveal some interesting patterns and common themes.