Posts in Category: International Women's Day

Let Women Show You Who They Are, and Change Will Happen 

07-Mar-2017 Categories: Afghanistan Gender International Women's Day

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Tarana Amini, the human resources manager for IESC’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises Program in Kabul. We discussed how she started her career, what it’s like to work in Afghanistan as a woman, and how she sees the future of women’s equality in Afghanistan.

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Irrigation Technician by Day, Inventor by Night: Maryam’s Story 

07-Mar-2017 Categories: International Women's Day Tanzania

Maryam is a very talented, focused, and determined young woman, all of which are required for any entrepreneur to be successful. But as a woman in a developing country and a Muslim-majority region, Maryam faces additional hurdles.

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Narcisa Bautista, the Legacy of a Woman Who Knocked Down Walls 

Narcisa Bautista, the legacy of a woman who knocked down walls by Riamny Méndez Narcisa Bautista recalls that in 1981 when she began working as a secretary at a produce export business in La Vega, Dominican... read more
 

Workforce Development for Women in Nigeria Requires a Cultural Shift 

05-Mar-2017 Categories: Gender International Women's Day

Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, with a GDP of more than $500 billion, and yet women face systemic challenges which prevent their participation in the economy. 

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When Women Help Women, Entrepreneurs Thrive 

04-Mar-2017 Categories: International Women's Day Mali Sri Lanka

Women in West African cultures—some of which are historically matrilineal—hold positions of respect and strength. As the providers of shelter, food, wisdom, and comfort, they have often been called to firmly hold their communities together in the face of conflict and strife. It is not uncommon for women to turn to entrepreneurship—often at a very young age—to support their immediate and extended families. 

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Powered by Chocolate, Women Drive Community Change  

The smell of chocolate in the air is heady, even a bit distracting, as I sit down to talk with about 10 women who run Chocolala and Chocal, two factories in the northern Altamira region of Dominican Republic. 

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Be Bold for Change 

02-Mar-2017 Categories: Afghanistan International Women's Day

We are committed to growing strong resilient economies that can withstand tumult and crises, be it disease, natural disaster, political instability, or armed conflict. To do that, you must have the participation of half of the world’s people.

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Saluting Unsung Champions, This International Women's Day and Beyond 

08-Mar-2016 Categories: Afghanistan International Women's Day

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #Pledge for Parity. At IESC, we know that no community, no society, no nation can truly prosper when half the population is cut out of the equation.

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Finding a Voice, Finding a Path 

07-Mar-2016 Categories: Afghanistan International Women's Day

Candid about her insecurities, relentlessly hardworking and quick to recognize those that helped her along the way, Najeba is blazing a trail. To me, she is bravery personified and a role model—not just to me, not just to women, but to all.

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RACHA Executive Director Chan Theary Talks Women's Empowerment  

05-Mar-2016 Categories: Cambodia International Women's Day

Susan Gurley, IESC volunteer expert, completed two volunteer assignments in Cambodia, providing training and mentorship to a large health NGO called the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance. In recognition of International Women’s Day, Susan had a few questions for Chan Theary, the executive director of RACHA.

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