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    Gender Trends

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    New York Times columnist Nick Kristof writes that women have a special and important role in social change.  What does that mean for Ashoka US where only approximately 1/3 of our Fellows are women? How do we diversify gender in our Fellowship?

     

    New Data Shows Progress for Maternal Health

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    The maternal health community has been buzzing this week about a report on maternal health released by the Lancet and featured in the New York Times. The report uses new and improved maternal health data to evidence significant declines in maternal mortality worldwide between 1980 and 2008. Why is this so exciting? One word: progress!

    Kuwaiti Sisters Lulwa & Balsam Al-Ayoub

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    Ashoka has just elected its first Kuwaiti Fellows: sisters Lulwa and Balsam Al-Ayoub

    Enriching the Lives of Girls with Technology Solutions

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    “I always tell women they can be like me—stronger by saving, investing, and doing business with technology,” 

    How I, A Woman, Learned To Break The Rules And Do My Part To Help Better The World

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    Why is it that so few women have changed the world on a massive scale in the same way that men have?  Where are the female Henry Fords, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates? Where are the women who have not only started companies but launched entirely new industries disrupting the way the world works?

    8 Stories Celebrating all Women Changemakers - Happy International Women's Day!

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    March 8th is international women's day and we commemorate the day by sharing some of the stories great women changmakers we celebrated t

    Co-President Diana Wells Wins Running Start Award

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    Ashoka Co-President Diana Wells was celebrated as one of 10 winners of t

    ASN MEMBER AND ASHOKA FELLOW TEAM UP FOR GIRL TECH

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    Due to their shared dedication to empowering young women, German ASN member Reinhard Gorenflos and Ashoka Fellow Regina Agyare were introduced through the Ashoka Globalizer Summit on Youth Empowerment in Africa in February 2015. Reinhard founded Tua Res Foundation in 2012 and Regina founded Soronko Solutions in 2011, through which she launched a program called Tech Needs Girls.

    Breaking Down the Barriers to Education for Women

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    In spite of their demographic diversity, followers of Islam are often lumped into a single category that denigrates the religion and stereotypes mo

    Ashoka Staff Answers: Why Diversity?

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    Many already believe that diversity within an organization can help retain staff, increase productivity and improve client relationships. But diversity can have even broader implications. Some Ashoka staff share in their own words why they think diverse workplaces are an important ingredient in changing the world.