Today we celebrate women all around the world on International Women’s Day 2015.
Whilst we have come a long way, there is still a huge group of women whose needs are not being met and who are living well below the poverty line….
In their groundbreaking bestseller, ‘Half the Sky: How to Change the World’, Nicholas D. Kristoff & Sheryl Wudunn introduce us to a selection of extraordinary women, who are making a difference.
Investment in education for girls and empowerment for women could well be the solution for tackling poverty, disease and conflict. Check out the Half the Sky movement on You Tube.
I worked as a teacher in both the first world and in developing countries and I have been in business in Africa.
I agree that:
One the fastest and most effective ways to create rapid change in developing countries (and the world at large) is through the financial empowerment of women.
For only $50, you can sponsor a woman to take part in the Women Empowered program, and provide her with the training and support to create a business of her own.
Are you ready to make a difference on this International Women’s Day?
I am, and I hope I have inspired you