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It's Time to Re-humanize Philanthropy

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Jacob Lief is the Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Pathways (formerly Ubuntu Education Fund), a nonprofit organization that takes vulnerable children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from cradle to career. The organization was recognized as an honoree for the 2018 Lipman Family Prize, a social impact initiative from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

We should be investing in disadvantaged communities in the same way we invest in our own families
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Jacob Lief is the Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Pathways (formerly Ubuntu Education Fund), a nonprofit organization that takes vulnerable children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from cradle to career. The organization was recognized as an honoree for the 2018 Lipman Family Prize, a social impact initiative from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Realizing Women’s Full Financial Potential

Gender equality unlocks economic growth
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Globally, women influence or control more than 25 percent of wealth, but a lack of access to affordable financial products and services can hold them back. BNY Mellon helps increase women’s financial inclusion to improve their lives, communities and society.

Once women establish a financial footprint by opening checking or savings accounts, they can build their financial empowerment through the use of payment systems and loans, which help women achieve financial health and enable them to mitigate risk and plan and save for the future.

The Woman Driving Sustainable Finance at Barclays

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“Someone said to me a little while ago that once you start immersing yourself and engaging yourself with climate change issues, it’s almost impossible to go back to anything else. You would have to wake up every morning and think: I’m using all my skills and abilities to help support a ‘six degree world’. So, I can’t go back. This is me for the next twenty years.”

Bloomberg Business of Equality Summit

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Bloomberg’s Inaugural Business of Equality summit took place on Tuesday by convening more than 400 influential business leaders, advocates and activists to discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workforce, future of equality, and what is at stake for both the economy and society at-large. The event was held at Bloomberg’s Global Headquarters in New York City.

Book Excerpt: Powering Up

How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders
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Not since Arlie Russell Hochschild laid out the lives of women who worked inside and outside the home in her 1989, jaw-droppingly astute book, The Second Shift, has someone so clearly articulated the machinations that have held back women from leadership, and what we can do about it.

Gender Equality: With or Without the Federal Government

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by Julie Gorte, SVP, Impax Asset Mgmt/Pax World Funds 

“The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.” – Japanese Proverb

Recognition of Prior Learning for Future Progress

Jaipur Rugs Foundation Implements RPL, giving nearly 5,000 Indian weavers a brighter future
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There are millions of skilled artisans in India, most of whom live in rural areas of every state. The overwhelming majority of these talented individuals can only dream of formal training as they generally receive informal instruction from village mentors or family from one generation to the next. This transfer of knowledge and skills over hundreds of years, in and of itself, is amazing to witness. But there is a downside.

Using the Power of Partnerships to Support Global Goal 5: Gender Equality

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At Pfizer, we are proud to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 5: Gender Equality. Equality across genders is fundamental to advancing all 17 of the SDGs, which in turn is connected to advancing global health.

This year and every year, Pfizer harnesses the power of partnerships with various organizations to help empower and mobilize women in need. 

Breaking Down Barriers to Women’s Empowerment

Highlights from the International Women’s Day Forum
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Gender equality benefits everyone. The evidence is abundantly clear that women’s empowerment alleviates poverty, creates jobs, boosts education levels, promotes agricultural productivity, and reduces hunger, among a myriad of other positive outcomes.

Business Has Never Been More Critical in Advancing Gender Equality

by Kristen Lang
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The adage, “behind every great man, there is a great woman,” has officially — and irretrievably — been relegated to the history books. In its place comes the understanding that behind every woman is a powerful and growing network of women who have, and are helping to, pave the way.

When I joined Ceres more than a decade ago, I was privileged to experience firsthand the power of working under a female CEO and a gender-balanced leadership team. Today, even as the organization has quintupled in size, Ceres maintains this gender parity.

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