Advancement of Women – April 24, 2017

Harvard thinks its found the next Einstein – and she’s 23 LinkedIn by Kat Merck | March 23, 2017: Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of the most well-known and accomplished physicists in the U.S. The...

Advancement of Women – April 18, 2017

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace Al Jazeera – April 11, 2017: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been appointed a UN Messenger of Peace to promote girls’ education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger...

Advancement of Women – April 11, 2017

Gaza’s only fisherwoman navigates dangerous waters Al Jazeera English – April 7, 2017: Gaza City – The world may not know her name, but anyone who has visited Gaza’s seaport will recognise Madleen Kullab. The daughter of a fisherman, 22-year-old Kullab is the only female fisher in Gaza. It was not...

Advancement of Women – March 8, 2017

On International Women’s Day, WFF is very thankful and inspired by all women who strive hard for change. The future of women is in your strength and leadership. Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day: Private Sector Perspectives Wilson Center – March 8, 2017: The private sector knows that gender parity in leadership...

Advancement of Women – March 1, 2017

Newsletter on the Advancement of Women Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Gulf News – February 24, 2017: The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for February 28. Rihanna is being honoured for several philanthropic efforts....

Advancement of Women – February 22, 2017

Newsletter on the Advancement of Women Saudi stock exchange appoints first female chair Gulf News – February 17, 2017: Riyadh: The Saudi Stock Exchange appointed Sarah Al Suhaimi, chief executive of investment bank NCB Capital, as its first female chair on Thursday, in a sign of change in the conservative...

Advancement of Women – February 15, 2017

Newsletter on the Advancement of Women ‘The world needs science and science needs women,’ UN says on International Day UN News Center – February 11, 2017: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged greater investments in teaching science, technology, engineering and math to all women and girls as well as...

Advancement of Women – February 8, 2017

Newsletter on the Advancement of Women  The McCain Institute 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium  The McCain Institute at Arizona State University held its 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium on February 6, 2017 to raise public awareness on the issues surrounding t his human rights violation and best practices to #EndTrafficking. The Director...

Advancement of Women – February 1, 2017

Newsletter  on the Advancement of Women The Last Hope for Care The New York Times-  International – January 30, 2017: In Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province, Dr. Marzia Salam Yaftali leads the doctors of the last hospital left standing after airstrikes destroyed the area’s main trauma center in 2015. She faces her...

Advancement of Women – January 25, 2017

Newsletter  on the Advancement of Women Middle East film festival to celebrate women Trade Arabia – January 18, 2017: The unique film festival which gives audiences a powerful view of the world as seen through the eyes of women will present a fascinating collection of short works from around the...