The Global Summit: An Open Form for Co-Creating a Thriving World
As a community partner of the 2014 Global Summit, Vice Chair Tanya Monsef Bunger represented GWLN as a delegate and participated in the three-day conference to collaborate and create transformative solutions with other partners. Led by GWLN 2011 graduate, Melanie St. James, the forum offered a neutral platform for participants to address and co-create tangible change in social, economic and environmental issues.
Transforming Grassroots Women into Water Champions and Social Entrepreneurs
At Stanford University's Center for African Studies, three women leaders, including GWLN 2011 graduate Gemma Bulos discussed their work in East Africa and shared how they transformed hundreds of women from being water bearers to water providers and social entrepreneurs. Gemma is the Executive Director of Global Women’s Water Initiative and an award-winning social entrepreneur. Her work has provided over 200,000 people with clean water in Asia and Africa.
East African Women Bring Clean Water to Their Communities
In a special event hosted by Women In Cleantech & Sustainability (WCS), attendees participated in a “fireside chat” with GWLN 2011 graduate Gemma Bulos on how we can improve access to quality water and sanitation for all people around the world. As the founder of Global Women’s Water Initiative, she and her team of women leaders from East Africa are turning water burdens into economic opportunities for their communities.
Creating a Path for Nepali Women to Self-Empowerment
Nearly 200 GWLN supporters gathered to honor and meet Lucky Chhetri, the Founder and Program Director of Three Sisters Adventure Trekking and Empowering Women in Nepal (EWN). Lucky flew into California to receive the Leader of Impact award for her impact in empowering women in Nepal. She was one of 10 Leaders of Impact awardees who were honored in 2014.
Celebrating GWLN’s 10-Year Anniversary with A Powerful Song
At GWLN’s 10-Year Anniversary celebration, GWLN 2009 graduate Maame Afon Yelbert-Obeng shared her powerful voice and musical talent. Born in Ghana, Maame is a women's rights activist and a professional artist who has recently released a new album "ekome" (One).