64 Results Are Tagged With "Women and Girls Empowerment"
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumna Patricia Nzolantima returned home after her exchange and started a micro finance program to help local entrepreneurs start medical supply stores.
Through her organization, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace Building (ZYWNP), 2011 YALI Alumna Grace Chirenje helped mobilize 500 young women through community dialogues to register to vote in 2013 elections.
As the head of GO GIRL Pakistan, Fatima Saleem, a Global Sports Mentoring Program star alumna, funnels her energy into organizing sports clinics and mentoring sessions for Pakinstani girls—ranging from pre-schoolers to adolescents in age and representative of different socioeconomic classes. The key factor to Fatima’s success is engaging the men of the families and, ultimately, whole community in these programs.
Under ECA’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee promoted healthy lifestyles and shared lessons on leadership in Jerusalem for this first-ever State Department track and field envoy program.
The Women in Technology Awards Ceremony, hosted in Dubai, was the first event of its kind in the region, and was well attended, with over 100 women in the science and technology fields.
Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.
In her endeavors to launch her own sports marketing firm, Grace Kiraguri of Nairobi, Kenya faced challenges that led her to discover important life lessons.
Grace Chirumanzu, a wife, mother of two, and sports journalist from Zimbabwe, grew up loving sports—playing volleyball, cricket, and soccer while in high school.
Global Sports Mentoring Program Exchange Alumna Becomes first Macedonian Woman to Climb Mount Everest
Ilina Arsova, a mountain climber from Macedonia and alumnae of the State Department and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program, is reaching new heights to engage women and girls in sports.
Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women's equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.