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Women on the Echoing Green Blog
Over and over again, research—and results—are proving that women are good investments. Now, it’s our responsibility, as a community of investors, mentors, and leaders, to do more than just take notice.Read more.
Anyone who knows me knows one of my favorite sayings is “Be Bold.” It is a core component of Echoing Green’s belief system—that each “solutionist” must muster up all their internal boldness to be able to create the change they want to see in the world. It’s bold to envision big change. It’s even bolder to take action to enact the change. We see this boldness in our Fellows. We teach boldness in our Work on Purpose trainings. We love boldness. I am joined by a group of extraordinary trainers, who we asked, What does leading with moxie mean to you? Read More.
Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: the lack of women with board seats, rookie mistakes, and should "westerners" step in to make a difference in Africa?Read more.
2004 Echoing Green Fellow Elizabeth Hausler found a way to connect her childhood, her education, and her passion for construction to create a meaningful change in the way people live.Read more.
Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: reducing the gap between male and female founders, making social entrepreneurship more mainstream, and responding to David Brooks.Read more.
Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: women and social change, adding failure to your resume, underestimating Africa, and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship Finalists!Read more.
Mehr Qureshi is a Program Officer at Equality Now, an international organization that works for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide. We asked Mehr to describe her Typical Tuesday in her own words. Read more.
Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: sharing our failures, the future of higher education, Sir Ken Robinson, and women who have influenced you. Read more.
Cheryl Dorsey, Barbara Bush, Gabi Zedlmayer, and Courtney Martin are just a few of the many women driving social change around the world. Read more.
Echoing Green Fellow Elizabeth Scharpf found that emotion is a common language that everyone relates to—as she is building her team, understanding what drives people to do what they do, what makes them feel good about themselves is critical to finding the right people for SHE. Their success will be determined not just by a strong infrastructure and solid operations, but “by their ability to align people’s interests and passions with their roles.”