Over the last several months, I’ve had a couple opportunities to learn about the Malala Fund and the upcoming film release, “He Named Me Malala.” Co-founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father, the fund works to secure girls’ rights to a minimum of 12 years of quality education, particularly in the global south. The goal is to help girls achieve their potential and positively impact their local communities for the rest of their lives. Below are a few stats on why this is such important work.
We've expressed our admiration for the fabulous Kelly Cutrone here on the Her Voice blog in the past and a recent article in Advertising Age magazine only further supports our claim that she is amazing! Kelly is getting ready to join the panel of judges for the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model, taking over for Andre Leon Talley, who is leaving the show.
Professional networking groups have been a popular tool for business growth for many years now, but the number of these types of groups that are specifically for women is definitely on the rise. These groups, born from the desire to help women learn from each other while building their businesses and careers, owe their popularity to the growing progress of women in the business world.
We’re all about celebrating strong, empowered women and who better embodies that phrase than the newly appointed editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson. She is a former investigative reporter and has served as managing editor since 2003. A born and raised New Yorker, she likened growing up with a Times subscription to being a religion.
Ursula Burns is not only the first African-American woman to have been named C.E.O. of a major American Corporation, but she is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a company of this size. The company happens to be Xerox, whose name has been established as an everyday verb. Burns began as an intern with the company and over the last 30 years has worked her way up the ranks. When all the fuss was made about her new position, she enjoyed it at first, but quickly turned her attention to the task at hand, steering Xerox to become “more fearless and frank,” but describing one aspect of the corporate culture as “terminal niceness.”