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Combining Care with Career | The Journey of Cheryl McCants

Constant Quest for Education Learning and Investing in People Future Business Goals Message to the Youth As a teenager, I was blessed to graduate from P.S. 26, study as a community scholar and attend one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. Those memorable years opened my eyes to the importance of education, the challenges of racism and the value of true friendship. By staying true to my values, and opening myself to a variety of experiences, I …

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Eclectic Pathways: Urmi Chanda’s Journey from Journalism to Peacebuilding

Urmi's Journey in Journalism Becoming a Culturalist Finding a Balance Message of Peace Kindly Share a Little About Yourself and Your Passions. I’m primarily a writer-researcher and have been straddling the worlds of journalism and academics for over a decade. As a culture writer, I have been deeply committed to the arts and literature, and keep finding a way to engage with them. However, as a lifelong learner and seeker, I keep myself open to different kinds of work and …

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The Life Journey of Natasha Josefowitz

Life as an Outlier Arrival at the United States The Beginning of My Life’s Work Being the Only Female Faculty at UNH Writing and Working for Women 95 Years of Achievements and Counting I was born in Paris, France in 1926. My parents were refugees from Russia having fled the revolution. Our home was a Russian enclave. We only spoke Russian. We only had Russian friends. Our food was Russian. Even the newspaper was in Russian. The story of my …

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Helping Women Rise | Subuhi Safvi’s Journey

About Subuhi Safvi The Importance of Mental Health The Motive to Keep Going "I was surrounded by strong women growing up, and my mother and grandmother have been a source of inspiration for me." My grandmother was one of the first women in her locality who had a master's degree. My mother is a historian and a writer. She started doing what she loves when she was 55 years old. They taught me how to pursue my passion and desires …

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Words of a Woman Warrior | The Story of Captain Yashika Hatwal Tyagi

About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Joining the Indian Army The Journey to Share Her Story When I was 7 years old, my father laid down his life for our country. During my childhood, we had less of everything, or as I like to think, "fewer resources but more power and positivity." Education was very important to us, and Mom always told us to be at the top of whatever we chose. About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Having women in the army wasn’t …

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Harriet Khataba’s Tales on Business, Passion and Humanity

About Harriet Khataba The Career Journey Girl Power Talk interviews Harriet Khataba, the Founder of Her Story Matters, on her journey as a woman entrepreneur and a voice of women in leadership. “People don’t know what to do with a woman who is powerful or a woman in her power.” My business journey and interest started unknowingly observing my mother who worked in a bank and had several businesses. I saw her travel to India to buy fabrics and clothes which she …

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Empowering Women: Creating Leaders, Today and Tomorrow

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one clear, valuable lesson. Women make great leaders, and empowering women to lead makes sense — in any setting — for many reasons. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand; K.K. Shailaja, the minister of health and social welfare of Kerala state in India; and Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, undeniably demonstrated leadership success by managing and controlling the pandemic response in their respective countries. Yet one underlying problem remains. Lingering structural disparities …

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