Reaching the World from Nigeria
In this article, GWLN 2008 graduate Olanike Olugboji writes about her work in Nigeria, a country rife with terrorism and violence. As founder of Women's Initiative for Sustainable Environment, she is a global ambassador committed to environmental activism. Her mission to promote equity, justice, and peace has engaged 3,000 women who are active in food and water security, climate justice, forest conservation and digital empowerment.
Mentoring Women Business Leaders in Silicon Valley
At the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Bizwomen Mentoring event, GWLN 2006 alumni Sheryl Chamberlain and GWLN co-founder Bonita Banducci participated as 2015 Mentors to discuss career guidance and leadership. Sheryl and Bonita participated as two of Silicon's Valley 50 most influential women in business who offered networking and speed coaching to more than 200 attendees.
Shaping Youth to Promote Healthier Values Through Media
GWLN 2007 graduate Amy Jussel will speak about the impact of gender stereotyping at the NextNow Network gathering. As the founder of ShapingYouth, her mission is to shift negative influences of pop culture to a healthier worldview for kids. Amy will challenge us on what we can do individually and collectively to reframe the conversation in our communities.
GWLN Graduate Honored as a “Phenomenal African Feminists to Know and Celebrate”
African women leaders have contributed significantly to feminism in many ways, whether it be through art, music, writing or policy. GWLN 2009 graduate Maame Yelbert-Obeng is one of 18 changemakers featured in For Harriet's blog on "Phenomenal African Feminists to Know and Celebrate." Born in Ghana, Maame is a committed advocate for women's rights and a passionate leader as well as a dynamic singer and recording artist.
Celebrating Women of H2ope
Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) is hosting its first Women of H2ope Award event that honors women who are taking the lead building water solutions and transforming communities around the world. Co-founded by GWLN 2011 graduate Gemma Bulos, GWWI empowers women economically by equipping them with leadership and technical labor skills to generate income through professional services.