Archive for June, 2012

A Saner Life: Freedom to Choose

According to The Atlantic article by Anne-Marie Slaughter, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” we’ve come a long way baby – or have we?

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.

Stew Friedman, Practice Professor of Management at the Wharton School and blogger for Harvard Business Review addresses this topic with his perspective, “Having It All” Is Not a Women’s Issue.  He believes this is a critical societal issue with great economic consequence.

For our women readers across the globe, what’s your take?

Learn more (and be sure to read the comments):

Why Women Can’t Have It All

“Having It All” Is Not a Women’s Issue

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

 

 

 

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DWEN 2012 in Delhi, India!

The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Event in Delhi, India — Innovation Through Collaboration — is taking place right now from June 17-19th.

DWEN:

Spotlights female entrepreneurial success and creates an atmosphere where women can connect with one another, share best practices, build business opportunities and recognize female influence in business and technology.

Take a look at their ambitious program agenda here.  Follow them @DellBizWomen and #DWEN.

Related post:  The 3rd Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network in India

Illustration credit:  DWEN

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Are Creating Alternatives to Violence and Poverty

Women are creating alternatives to violence and poverty in their lives. They use strategies for change that start at the household and community, and then connect to the global level, so they can confront the crippling impacts of globalization.

Read it all here:

Globalization Head-On: Women Confronting Poverty

Mary Ann Manahan (pictured at right), helps rural women in the Philippines build their knowledge, strength, and political voice.  Follow her on Twitter.  She can be contacted at: mbmanahan@focusweb.org

Top illustration:  Focus on the Global South

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Worldly Women, Crowdfunding Works

Kickstarter is becoming the cool way for projects to raise money.

Take musician Amanda Palmer, she managed to raise more than $1 million for a new album through a Kickstarter project, making it the seventh project to break the million-dollar mark in the crowdfunding platform’s history.  She ended up with 24,883 backers and did it in three days.  Yes, you read that right.

Amanda Palmer

Even before signing up with Kickstarter, Palmer had already spent more than $250,000 (as shown above) recording her new album.

What does all this say?  Where there’s a will with talent, there’s a way.

Read the entire article over at VentureBeat.

Related article: Amanda Palmer’s blog (if you have an aversion to profanity, skip a visit to the blog).

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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