Here is a briefing on the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards.
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Henriette Ekwe Ebongo, Maria Bashir
March 8, 2011
According Huffington Post blogger Marcia Reynolds, to distinguish yourself in today’s workplace, you need a global perspective. I believe you should have (cultivate) this outlook every second of the day but here’s what Reynolds says about the benefits of developing this mindset in the world of work:
A global perspective widens your lens of possibility.
As an accountant for the past 38 years, I have long believed that numbers tell a story. For many years, I have seen a steady stream of research whose numbers confirm the impressive contributions made by the relatively few women at the highest levels of leadership in business today.
The U.S. Mission in Pakistan is working to improve the lives of Pakistani women and combat gender-based violence. For the recent international “16 Days of Activism” campaign, they organized a series of initiatives to highlight and energize their partnerships with Pakistan’s government and civil society to support women’s rights.
Guess who’s being called the most powerful woman in the world? If you live in Brazil, you’d know. It’s Dilma Rousseff (pictured), president-elect of Brazil and home to a third of Latin Americans whose $1.5 trillion economy is bigger than that of India or Russia.