Posts Tagged ‘women’

Sustainable Jobs for Young Women

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

In 2008 Nashville couple, Rachel and Barrett Ward lived in Ethiopia and wanted to create sustainable jobs for young women. They partnered with a local group called Women at Risk to train local girls how to weave scarves using a traditional loom. Their company FashionABLE was born and now sells leather totebags, wallets, clutches, bracelets, textured scarves and hand woven blankets. Each are named after a worker and affixed with a tag that tells her story.

Sharing their stories is an important part of what they do Barrett says. Consumers want to feel that their purchases are creating jobs for women.

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Vagina Monologues–It’s Happening in Salem

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Vagina Monologues is a play written in 1994 by Eve Ensler, playwright and activist. Ensler founded V-Day about four years after she wrote the play. V-Day is a nonprofit that demands violence against girls and women must end.


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Women Find Way through Tea Leaves

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Women are finding a way of increasing their overall economic status by plucking tea leaves in the sub-Himalayan district of Panchagarh.

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Women Can’t Sit Back if They Want Change

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Below is what Beyonce has to say:

Here is what one 15 year old has to say:

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Science Needs Women

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Women are needed in the world of Science. Look to see what Women Scientists are doing. So much more to be done…

Life Changing Habit You Have Time For

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Empowering Women

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Empowering women:

Choosers Don’t Want Babysitters

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

I remember reading an online dating profile awhile back. The man said he was looking for a woman he didn’t have to baby-sit. He said the last woman he dated expected him to plan all their activities and pay for them. His take  was that all she had to do was show up. After reading what he wrote I thought, well, sure I’d want a dating partner who shared in the dating experience but then again I had to wonder what that particular woman’s view of dating this man would be.

Sometimes people we date want to make the plans. They want to pick the activity, place, time etc. They feel comfortable in the role of the planner. It could be that by doing so they don’t run as great a risk of the date being a flop. They are planning something they know they actually want to do. Women who spend time with male date planners might feel as if their suggestions fall on deaf ears. Maybe they think that since he asks them out it’s up to him to provide the itinerary. I can see where in some instances the man may feel as if he’s taking on the role of a babysitter but at the same time it’s easy to see why the woman settles into the role of a child. She wants to spend time with the man and knows it’s important to him to take part in activities he enjoys. Maybe she started out with great ideas and offered up a few suggestions only to have her ideas receive a lukewarm reception or worse yet, dismissed altogether. Maybe she thinks–if I want to keep seeing him I guess I’ll let him call the shots.

So the man gets frustrated and feels he’s being used. He figures there’s another partner out there who will help him out in the dating process so goes searching for another match. The woman he left is bewildered because she thought she was doing what he wanted by letting him make the plans.

Why do we lean toward giving control of our dating experiences to dating partners? Do we settle into this mode out of habit? Do men really want to make the plans or do they just  feel obligated to do so?

We’ve got to recondition the condition of our dating experiences. If we’re choosing who we date then we should also be fully participating when it comes to selecting the things we do on a date. How does another person get to know us if we let them do all the choosing for us? We learn a ton about their interests and level of competency in certain activities but we’ve got interests and competencies too; why not share them? If we feel shut down when offering up suggestions to a particular dating partner do we really want to date them? The dating relationship can only go so far if only one person is the chooser.

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Candle Making Opportunities in Haiti

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

In every part of the world women are seeking opportunities to support themselves and their families.  With the help of Prosperity Catalyst women are getting the business know how to succeed.

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Domestic Violence Awareness–Women Children & Men

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Domestic Violence affects men women and children. Caution, this video contains graphic photos of domestic violence victims.