Move over Barbie: Engineering toys for girls 

"Engineers are solving some of the biggest challenges our society faces. They are critical to the world economy, earn higher salaries and have greater job security. And they are 89% male. We believe engineers can’t responsibly build our world’s future without the female perspective. GoldieBlox is here to bring the female voice into engineering." -GoldieBlox

You ask how I feel to be the first female president in southern Africa? It’s heavy for me. Heavy in the sense that I feel that I’m carrying this heavy load on behalf of all women. If I fail, I will have failed all the women of the region. But for me to succeed, they all must rally around.
Joyce Banda
"Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory." -Maya Angelou

"Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory."
-Maya Angelou

There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.

Susan Cain

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

unicef:

Pakistan, 2009: Girls attend the first day of class in Swat District, North-West Frontier; the school had been closed due to armed conflict in the area.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrated its 20th anniversary on 20 November 2009. The CRC is the most endorsed human rights treaty in the world, expressing in international law the rights due every child. Articles 28 and 29 of the Convention recognize the right of the child to an education that develops the child’s “talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential,” and which prepares the child “for responsible life in a free society.”
©UNICEF/Marta Ramoneda

unicef:

Pakistan, 2009: Girls attend the first day of class in Swat District, North-West Frontier; the school had been closed due to armed conflict in the area.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrated its 20th anniversary on 20 November 2009. The CRC is the most endorsed human rights treaty in the world, expressing in international law the rights due every child. Articles 28 and 29 of the Convention recognize the right of the child to an education that develops the child’s “talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential,” and which prepares the child “for responsible life in a free society.”

©UNICEF/Marta Ramoneda

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Women’s Day Live.

Here is the link to Women’s Day Live 2012, a vision in the making. It births today. How are you going to be a part of this? Thank you Lili Fournier!

Visit the website at: http://www.womensdaylive.com/

The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.
~ Charles Malik