What Makes a Confident Woman?

A confident woman is a successful woman. A confident woman is a happy woman. A confident woman is the kind of woman who can take over the world – if she chooses to. The point is, being a confident woman can open all sorts of doors, and make life a lot more interesting. What is it that makes a confident woman? They’re Not Perfect Being a confident woman does not mean being perfect. It simply means that they embrace their flaws and either live with them without letting them be a concern, or … [Read more...]

Raising Kids to Believe in Gender Equality

Everywhere you look there are issues of gender equality: the thousands of protesters rallying against the pay gap, the lack of paternity leave for fathers, the messages displayed on our children’s clothing. It’s no wonder our kids grow up believing boys don’t cry and girls have little else to aspire to than achieving a perfect appearance. On the whole, our interpretation of gender is rooted in socially constructed ideas that can be harmful or limiting to children. Considering most kids form … [Read more...]

Five factors stopping you from reaching your goals

In life, we all have goals or dreams that we aspire to. Women face more challenges than most. In fact, many women are guilty of putting their own aims to one side, while pursuing the needs of your family or spouse first. From childcare to elderly relatives and maintaining a work-life balance, it can take precedence over your own goals or ambitions. Yet, it doesn’t have to be too late for you to step out on your own. While it’s just not fair that there are a lot of extra challenges in your way, … [Read more...]

BOLD ACTION 2017 Conference, NOV 17

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST Four Points by Sheraton 6090 Dixie Rd, Mississauga This year's theme is BOLD ACTION 2017 This year's conference features the best minds in mindset, sales, and marketing to help you build your business and experience phenomenal success. Discover what to focus on to get more clients in less time Learn the 5 most effective P's to follow and the do's and don'ts behind engaging and effective social storytelling on various platforms including … [Read more...]

A Victory for Women as Instant Divorce is Banned in India

“Talaq” is the Arabic word for divorce, which when expressed three times in a row by a Muslim husband to his wife in India is all that’s needed to constitute an instant, unilateral and legal divorce. Well, this has been the case until now. On Tuesday 22 August 2017, thanks to a continued two-year effort on behalf of the Muslim organization, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), and the testimonies of five “divorced” women, India's Supreme Court banned the controversial practice of instant … [Read more...]

Writing a Mission Statement for Nonprofit That Stands Out

Nonprofits have helped women find their place in society, but their work is never done. It is imperative that nonprofits continue to do all that good work and raise awareness about the most important and crucial issues. In order to be able to do that, every nonprofit needs to have a clear and well thought out mission statement. Its goal is to explain why your nonprofit organization exists in the first place. This is important, because if nobody knows about the mission, nobody is going to … [Read more...]

The Rise of Women Drivers

It has been noted that many women are choosing to learn how to drive over relationships. Jean-Baptiste Limare, Head of Car Access at Admiral.com, said “young drivers are so determined to stay on the road they are willing to sacrifice fashion, fun and festivals in order to keep up with the costs. In fact, it’s even ‘road over romance’ for more than half of young female drivers”. Admiral also revealed to The Telegraph that, on average, women were better drivers. So why is it that, … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

During her first official visit to Ukraine, from 8-10 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is meeting with government officials, parliamentarians, donors, women's groups, internally displaced women and other women facing multiple forms of discrimination. Her visit comes at a crucial time for Ukraine when the country addresses the effects of the on-going armed conflict and implementing an ambitious national reform agenda. At her meetings, the Executive Director is highlighting … [Read more...]

How Would Today’s Woman Fare in the Old West? Find Out!

There is something to be said about equality, but the problem is, many people simply have it wrong! Equality is all about getting equal rights, not about confusing what nature has to say about the limitations of our bodies. The same holds true for men! There are just some things a man’s body is well suited for and other things which are beyond the scope of what a woman can easily accomplish. Equality is all about getting equal benefits and equal respect no matter which gender you are or if you … [Read more...]

3 Ethical Business Strategies You Can Use to Maximize Earnings

There’s a stereotype in the business world that ethical companies are typically less profitable than their peers. But in today's world, this stereotype doesn't really ring true. Good ethics are good for business, plain and simple. Here are five ways you can maximize profits, the ethical way: Consider Insourcing and Reshoring It’s fine if you don’t get it right at first. Amway, an American company that sells products ranging from beauty items to vitamins, didn’t get it right. Six … [Read more...]

Why We Need More Women in Leadership Positions

There has been significant progress for women in many arenas over the past 20 years, especially in education. Since the 1990s, women have outnumbered men in college enrollment and college completion rates. Women are also more likely to continue their education after college. This gender disparity has led to a majority of women enrolling and graduating from law school, medical school, dental school, "mba in strategy online" and more. There have also been breakthroughs for women with regard to … [Read more...]

The Five Benefits of Gratitude

Self-care has always been an important skill to have. In fact, self-care for social workers is an actively taught and trained skill. This is due to the fact that self-care leads to better care for others. There are many ways to express self-care and one of them is through gratitude. As studies complied by the Case Western Reserve University show, gratitude leads to five major benefits. Those with a high level of gratitude have fewer health issues and feel more positively about the future. On … [Read more...]

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