Published March 30, 2013
Announcement , Economic growth , Finance , global women entrepreneurs
Tags: 5by20, Coca Cola Co., emerging markets, female entrepreneurs, IFC, International Finance Corp., Laurel Delaney, World Bank
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is working on a new project to benefit Coke and empower female entrepreneurs around the world.
Coke is teaming up with the International Finance Corp. (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, which will provide $100 million in financing over three years to female members of the supply chain who are key to Coke’s ability to sell beverages in more than 200 countries.
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Photo courtesy: 5by20 News Center: The Coca-Cola Company
Posted by: Laurel Delaney
©Laurel Delaney 2013. “St. Patrick’s Day Hat”
For the Irish, a fighting spirit and a bright smile comes from within a person. On this special day, which is my favorite day of the year – St. Patrick’s Day – we are all Irish. Cast that smile wide and hug whoever is next to you right now. And I’ll leave you with this:
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go. ~ Irish blessing
Posted by: Laurel Delaney who is very Irish!
Photo courtesy: ©Laurel Delaney 2013. All rights reserved.
Published March 9, 2013
Economic growth , Education , Enlighten Me! , Gender challenges , Inspiration
Tags: empowerment of women and girls, former Secretary of State Clinton, global advocate for women's rights, Hillary Clinton, Laurel Delaney, Secretary of State Kerry
Sec. of State Kerry with former Sec. of State Clinton
The promotion of international women’s issues as a key component of U.S. diplomatic and development efforts cannot begin and end with former Secretary Clinton’s personal interest and hard work. Newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry must ensure that the initiatives and funding for women’s and girls’ issues championed by former Secretary Clinton continue over the next four years.
During her four years as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was a global advocate for women’s rights and championed the security, health, and empowerment of women and girls throughout her record-breaking number of trips and meetings with world leaders and communities around the world. Her leadership and well-known personal interest in these issues dismantled silos and integrated women’s and girls’ issues across programs and offices at the State Department.
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Illustration credit: Center for American Progress