Kimberly Jung is a woman of many skills. A US veteran, Harvard grad, and now at MIT, Jung helped Afghan women start and operate a global spice business.
Women & Girls
Kathleen Colson, Founder of the BOMA Project, explains a proven way to end poverty.
One of planet Earth’s largest humanitarian organizations is World Vision and its 40,000+ employees. Rich Stearns, CEO, describes providing sanitation, comfort for refugees and saving childrens’ lives.
A tech wizard who fled Myanmar with her family returns to help people in poverty. Financial inclusion is where Pwint Htun of Partners Asia now places her focus in her advice to Omidyar and the World Bank.
From someone who knows, girls in developing countries can make a huge positive impact. Shelmina Abji, UN Foundation’s Adviser on the Girl Up initiative, discusses how girls can succeed with opportunity in some of the world’s most difficult places.
Arts and crafts are a lifeline for many throughout the world. Dana Davies of the International Folk Arts Alliance discusses how artists – mostly women – find ways to overcome some of life’s biggest challenges.
One woman helped to create 44,000 jobs for women in Saudi Arabia. Banker Reem Asaad challenged Saudi society’s treatment of women and won! See how perseverance paid off to help women gain rights.
Dr. Anne Condon, Computer Science Department chief at the University of British Columbia, describes latest innovations in IT.
Scilla Andreen, Indieflix — the Netflix of Independent Films — addressed independent filmmaking, especially how women have great opportunities as filmmakers.
Kristiina Hiukka, Women in Innovation, discusses a collaborative environment where women and men can thrive in the workplace.
Jennifer Gilhool, former Ford executive, owner of Pink Streak Ink, on opportunities for women: the glass ceiling still exists.
Kristin Smith, CEO of Code Fellows — “Coding is the new literacy” — details advantages of learning to code in the job market.
Ellen Newhouse, author of “Nothing Ever Goes on Here,” discusses how she found joy in her life after overcoming abuse as a child.
At age 12, Dr. Ntaiya wanted to go to school so badly that, instead of getting married, she agreed to undergo the tradition of female genital mutilation. She later returned to start her own school for girls (with Pape Gaye of Intrahealth and Gannon Gillespie of Tostan).
Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya: CNN Hero, UN Youth Advisor, One of Newsweek’s 150 Women Who Shake the World — all she wanted to do was go to school (with Linda Lockhart and Mary Mwende, of the Global Give Back Circle).
Pioneering business woman Susan Mashibe, Owner and Executive Director, VIA Aviation, is the first Tanzanian FAA certified pilot and airplane mechanic.
Phil Martin, Compassion2One, helps rescue children who have been trapped into sex slavery. Phil Martin describes the depth of the problem … in the US and the world.
SOS Children’s Villages-USA CEO Lynn Croneberger describes one of the world’s best known organization’s efforts to help children for the long term.
Linda Lockhart, Founder and Chair of the Global Give Back Circle, and Mary Mwende, from the first GGBC class, explains the progress and benefits of the mentoring organization.
Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation President and CEO, describes the progress of the MDGs as time marches on to 2015.
Jen Gilhool, Corporate Executive and Author, describes the challenges of being a woman in global business.
Susan Davis describes the latest programs from the world’s largest NGO: BRAC.
Rescuer of women and girls tortured by the LRA, Sister Rosemary explains the depth of the need.
Howard Taylor, Nike Foundation VP, discusses the importance of helping 12‑year‑old girls in Impact Countries.