East Africa Regional Alliance Graduates Inaugural Class of Women Leaders
GWLN is pleased to announce its first transformational leadership graduating class from the GWLN East Africa Regional Alliance, Uganda Chapter. At the ceremony, the Honorable Aol Betty Ocan, Woman M.P. Gulu District of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda and Shadow Minister of Gender awarded the certificates of completion to each of the participants.
New Funding for Destiny Foundation Empowers More Women in India
Destiny Foundation recently received a grant from Light My Fire, a non-profit organization that supports health and educational programs for women in developing countries. Led by GWLN 2010 graduate Smarita Sengupta, she will be using the new funding to provide training programs to women in India so they can learn skills for dignified and gainful employment as an alternative to prostitution and trafficking.
GWLN Alumni Advocates Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria on World Tour
Meet Olanike Olugboji from Nigeria! A GWLN 2008 graduate, Olanike will be a featured speaker in the World Pulse LIVE Tour. A native of Nigeria, she has witnessed the environmental exploitation of her homeland and mobilizes grassroots women to take charge to ensure the environmental security of Nigeria.
GWLN Founders’ Celebration
To celebrate GWLN's 10-year anniversary, co-founders, board members, leadership team and friends gathered to mingle about the beginnings of GWLN and its first decade of success. We thank all our co-founders for their vision to create a better world for humanity by empowering women around the globe.
What Back To School Means for Girls
With Back to School just around the corner, GWLN 2007 graduate Jin In speaks about the meaning of school and its importance for educational, emotional and social development. "Going back to school should be exciting for anyone, but sadly two-thirds of children not in school are girls." In this video, Jin talks about her life growing up in South Korea and why she founded 4Girls Global Leadership (4GGL) to empower girls.
Empowering Girls Through Leadership Training in Nepal
Founded by GWLN 2007 graduate Lucky Chhetri, Empowering Women of Nepal has selected 80 girls aged 12-16 years old for their 2014-2015 Girls Leadership Training Program. Lucky's goal is to empower and equip at-risk youths, especially girls, with valuable life skills to manage complex issues brought on by family, their peers and traditional society. Watch a video of the girls who participated in last year's nine-month leadership program.
“Teach a Woman to Fish”: A Fascinating Look at Global Policymaking
In a review of "Teach a Woman to Fish”, GWLN 2009 graduate Marsha Wallace recommends the new book because of its overarching theme of the power women have to be change agents. Author Ritu Sharma illustrates the tremendous strength, intelligence and resilience of women and takes a look at global policy-making in four countries: Sri Lanka, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Berkino Faso.
Announcing Africa’s Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders
GWLN 2009 graduate Maame Yelbert-Obeng is a talented music artist and activist for social justice. As a Board member of the Moremi Initiative, Maame is in Ghana to launch the 2014 MILEAD Fellows, 28 young women leaders who will be participating in the Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment Development Fellowship program in 2014-15. The 28 Fellows who represent Africa’s most promising young women leaders will be preparing to shape the future of Africa and lift the continent to its rightful place on a global stage.
Life Bloom Celebrates Mandela Day at Naivasha Maximum Security Prison
To celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, GWLN 2009 graduate and Executive Director of Life Bloom Services, Catherine Wanjohi visited Naivasha Maximum Security Prison in Kenya. Through song, dance, recitals, art and manicure services, about 3,000 inmates and staff shared lessons learned from Mandela's life. Life Bloom donated a Nelson Mandela trophy and copies of motivational books to inmates pursuing education while in prison. The ceremony ended with tree planting and the dedication of a Nelson Mandela corner sculpture made by the inmates.