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Girl Em(power)ment: Laurel Touby, Leslie Harris and Sheila Krumholz Speak with Changemakers about Women, Tools and Technology

In case you missed the Changemakers.com Twitterview podcasts with Mediabistro founder Laurel Touby, Center for Democracy + Technology CEO Leslie Harris and Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz this week, we've got them posted here on Ashoka.org for your perusal!

They are all part of the Women | Tools | Technology competition, so make sure to read the entries and cast your vote to decide the winners!

New Data Shows Progress for Maternal Health

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!

Creating Change: Innovations in the world of disability

The movement’s ultimate gift is that of enabling those it serves to be givers. And that can only mean helping them
become changemakers in a world defined by change.

Kuwaiti Sisters Lulwa & Balsam Al-Ayoub

Ashoka has just elected its first Kuwaiti Fellows: sisters Lulwa and Balsam Al-Ayoub (pictured above with other members of the Kuwaiti Olympic team). Both are professional fencers and use their status to support gender empowerment.