GWLN Graduate Named 2014 Women of the Year
A huge salute to GWLN 2009 graduate Esther Peralez-Dieckmann who was named 2014 Woman of the Year. As the Director of Santa Clara County's Office of Women’s Policy, Esther was recognized with women leaders from other districts to highlight the State Legislature’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
Housewarming Celebration at Aarti Village in India
Congratulations to GWLN 2008 alumni Sandhya Puchalapalli who celebrated Gruhapravesham (a house warming party) for the expansion of Aarti Village in India. As the founder of Aarti Home, Sandhya is realizing her dream to serve more young women and children who will be enjoying their new home. The new development provides the experience of living within a family community.
GWLN Alumni Speak at UN Women’s Committee on International Women's Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, GWLN 2011 graduates Fabiola Addamo and Linda Naugle spoke in San Francisco. Fabiola, a human rights activist, shared her story about becoming a female artist. As the Director of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in San Francisco, Linda spoke about UNICEF's work in the developing world and her experiences to raise funds and awareness about alleviating poverty.
International Women’s Journal Becomes a University Publication
Kudos to Katherine Daniels, GWLN 2008 alumni and Founder of The Women’s International Perspective (WIP). Her noted journal is now a publication of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Over the past seven years, WIP has featured news and research articles that transform societies through the ideas, insights, values, and concerns of women. Now read by over 10,000 people monthly, WIP is the ‘go to’ place for women to publish articles about critical policy issues.
A Candid Discussion with Turkey’s Leading Women Innovators
In an interview with Ashoka Changemakers, GWLN graduates Sema Basol and Tara Agacayak, two of Turkey’s leading women social innovators discuss the paradoxes and challenges they experience as they work to create economic equality for Turkish women.
TechnoServe Nominated for CLASSY Award for Aiding Coffee Farmers
Congrats to GWLN 2011 alumni Ana Filipa Couvinhas whose company TechnoServe was nominated for the 2014 CLASSY Award. TechnoServe establishes farmer-owned coffee processing businesses across Ethiopia by training farmers in best practices and then partnering with leading coffee companies to improve transparency, stewardship and working conditions. Farmers have experienced a 42% yield increase, and nearly $12 million in financing have been available to program participants.
GWLN Graduate Speaks at CSW Session 58 at the United Nations
At the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York, GWLN 2006 graduate Raihana Popalzai speaks about the importance of technology access and education for women in Afghanistan. Raihana is the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Women's Council Center at Kabul University.