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What We Can Do to Improve Women's Economic Opportunities by Christine Lagarde



Today, I invite all of you to celebrate International Women's Day. Let's celebrate the incredible progress women have made over the past decades in different parts of society, playing a key role in economic life that our grandmothers worked for and dreamed about. Today, although men still dominate…

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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on March 8, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Women's Issues Are America's Issues (by Valerie Jarrett)

On last Wednesday evening, President Obama addressed a dinner hosted by the National Women's Law Center, and delivered a powerful speech on the importance of continuing the fight for equality for women and girls. The dinner honored women Freedom Riders, who put their own lives in jeopardy in order to fight…

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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on November 14, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Woman of the Week - Sheryl WuDunn (courtesy of media partners TED.com)





Sheryl WuDunn and her husband, Nick Kristof, won a Pulitzer for their New York Times coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Their joint reporting work in China and other developing nations convinced them both that, just as slavery was the moral issue of the 19th century, sex trafficking, gender-based violence and other abuses make women's rights the… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Support NEST (More than microfinance, more than fair trade)



Mission Statement



Nest is a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists and artisans around the world. Using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers, as well as a market in which to sell their crafts,… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Income Disparity Hits Working Moms





A New Study Claims That Childless Women Are More Successful

in the Workplace Than Women With Children


By KELLY HAGAN…
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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Maureen Dowd - A Girls’ Guide to Saudi Arabia - Vanity Fair





Saudi Arabia is slowly cracking open its doors to embrace tourism, albeit only for small, “high level,” and “fully educated” groups of visitors. (“No backpacking stuff,” warns the Saudi tourism minister.) The Kingdom is likely to be a tough sell. It’s a fundamentalist-Islamic state—the Koran is the constitution—where alcohol is forbidden, and even Western women must cover themselves the way Saudi women do, and cannot move about without a… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 12, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Girl Scouts of the USA "Changing Face of Fashion"





Girl Scouts of the USA enlisted four models from Wilhelmina Curve to celebrate The Changing Face of Fashion. A set of videos exploring self esteem and personal empowerment from the perspectives of plus size models Lizzie Miller, Anansa Sims, Leona Palmer and Julie Henderson,…

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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

First woman to head major US intelligence agency - Letitia A. Long





WASHINGTON – The United States has had three female secretaries of state — but until now has never had a woman lead one of its 16 major intelligence agencies.



Letitia A. Long is being elevated Monday to director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in a ceremony at the agency's half-built, high-tech campus in Springfield, Va.



The "Jetsons"-style rounded wedge of buildings is rising from a vast construction… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Support the Tory Burch Foundation



ABOUT THE FOUNDATION



The Tory Burch Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that provides economic opportunity to women and their families in the United States.



Fashion designer, mother and entrepreneur Tory Burch launched her Foundation in 2009. Based on her own experiences as a working parent, Tory believes that one of the most powerful ways to create change is to economically empower women. Under her…

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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 9, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Woman of the Week - Laurie Santos (courtesy of media partners TED.com)



Laurie Santos runs the Comparative Cognition Laboratory (CapLab) at Yale, where she and collaborators across departments (from psychology to primatology to neurobiology) explore the evolutionary origins of the human mind by studying lemurs, capuchin monkeys and other primates. The twist: Santos looks not only for positive humanlike traits, like tool-using and altruism, but irrational ones, like biased…

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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 5, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Please Support "Hands Up Not Handouts"



Website: http://www.handsupnothandouts.org



Company Overview: The Sager Family Foundation and Traveling Road Show is thrilled to announce its latest powerful initiative, Hands Up Not Handouts, that mentors women of the world in the design and production of unique, one-of-a-kind goods. The initiative focuses on women artisans who translate their traditional handicrafts into high-quality… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

All Things Oprah - Summer Reading - "Kings of the Earth"





For his acclaimed debut, Finn, Jon Clinch borrowed from Mark Twain, telling the story of Huckleberry Finn's malicious father. In his masterful and compassionate new novel, Kings of the Earth, Clinch borrows again, this time from a true-life case of possible fratricide in 1990.







Three elderly, semiliterate brothers live in squalor on a ramshackle dairy farm in… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on August 2, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Kiva Loan Recipient - Raquel





Raquel is 41 years old. She lives with her husband, Ruben, 43 years old, who is a lawyer, and their four children: Abel, 18 years old, Luis, 17 years old, Edith, 14 years old, and Ruth, 3 years old.



Raquel sells 2nd-hand clothes to help with the household expenses. She buys large bales of clothing that usually arrive on Thursdays, brought from the United States. What Raquel likes about… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on July 28, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Best Cities For Working Mothers, 2010 (Courtesy of Media Partner - ForbesWoman.com)



No 9: Seattle-Tacoma, Washington





For the second year running, ForbesWoman has gathered the data and crunched the numbers to determine the U.S. cities that offer the most to working moms.



To…

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Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on July 27, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

"From Untouchable to Businesswoman" By GUY TREBAY of The New York Times

Kirsten Luce for The New York Times
Kakuben Lalabhai Parmar, near right, an Indian artisan shows her work at the Asia Society in Manhattan



PLENTY of people exchanging free hugs in Times Square last Sunday traveled a long way to reach New York,… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on July 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

"Don’t Write Off Men Just Yet" By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF of the NYTimes





The yang of America’s labor force is this: over a 40-year career, a man earns $431,000 more than a woman on average, according to the Center for American Progress.



The yin of America’s labor force is this: in this decade, for the first time in American history, men no longer inevitably dominate the labor force. Women were actually the majority of payroll employees for the five… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on July 22, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Now Playing: "Love, Loss and What I Wore"





"Love, Loss and What I Wore" is Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s intimate collection of vignettes and monologues is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the book, this funny and poignant theatrical event uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell stories that all women can relate… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on July 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Food Network's Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli



There are few American chefs, much less female chefs who can boast staying power in Michelin-starred restaurants. Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli can boast indeed — she embarked on a culinary journey in France and ended up working in some of the country’s top restaurants including esteemed chef Guy Savoy’s eponymous three-star kitchen.



Not surprising for the… Continue

Added by Malcolm Harris One-Dress Curator on July 19, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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