Women & Girls
2011 Citizens Finalist: Dow Chemical Company. This 30‑year partnership brings global and local successes in housing. Dow lends needed technical assistance and human capital as Habitat becomes one of the world’s leading green builders. Bo Miller of Dow and Joe Mulvey of Habitat for Humanity explain.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Tupperware. Tupperware, the household name across the world, focuses its community work on women’s personal and economic empowerment. Yolanda Londono, who leads global responsibility at Tupperware, describes the company’s international ambassador outreach.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Kimberly‑Clark. “Every Little Bottom” — Giving diapers for families in need is the subject of Kimberly‑Clark’s recognition as a finalist for the BCLC’s Best Business Neighbor award. Jenny Lewis, foundation VP, explains.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Allstate and NNEDV. Ending domestic violence is the subject of this Allstate-led partnership. With Sue Else, of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), and Stacy Sharpe of Allstate, the common bond of prevention and aid of violence victims was discussed.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Alcoa. Jamaica is just one of the countries benefitting from the community work of Alcoa and its employees. Stephanie Wolcott explains how this global company’s work remains local. No wonder Alcoa was a finalist for the 2011 BCLC International Ambassador award.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Director of the Department of State’s office on Global Women’s Issues, discusses coordinating foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic, and social advancement of women around the world.
Kathy Calvin talks about the UN Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities.
Delyse Sylvester talks about Changemakers, a vibrant global online community of action, connecting people, sharing ideas, inspiring and mentoring each other, and finding and supporting the best ideas in social innovation.
Cherie Blair talks about strengthening the capacity of women entrepreneurs in countries where they lack equal opportunities. “Backing women’s rights isn’t just good ethics, it’s sound economics.”