People Power Take Action! ~ Start a Campaign @ Avaaz

People power is burgeoning around the world like never before. And from Brazil to Turkey and now Egypt, Avaaz members are at the heart of the groundbreaking movements that are reshaping our world.  In Brazil, hundreds of Avaazers, from a 22 year-old student to a veteran Senator, have started their own petitions to tackle corruption from the communities to the capital. As millions take to the streets, millions more are flocking online to support the petitions started by Avaaz members. And … [Read more...]

“Women Changing The World Mentorship Program”, MAY 21

"Navigating Through Change Series" Join us May 21st at 7pm PST 10pm EST for this informative and a groundbreaking free class where women from all over the world join in to find answers and support in fast changing world...and of course ask burning questions. To access this free class please dial: 559 - 546 - 1333 and your access number is 439344. It’s time to come into right relationship with your Inner guidance so that you can harness your personal power to serve your vision and … [Read more...]

Lorre White reports Starwood CEO: ‘Yesterday’s luxury is tomorrow’s necessity’

Inside Starwood’s "Out-of-the-Box Thinking” session, the chief executive discussed how Starwood’s St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels are responding to challenges in targeting the new luxury consumer. Savvy marketers will examine how the industry is changing as a result of this new fast-moving, technology-driven age and respond quickly. “The wealthy today are more diverse,” said Frits van Paasschen, president/CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “There are more wealthy Women; and … [Read more...]

A BRICS Bank for Development, Meetika Srivastava

A BRICS bank for development BRIC which was first used in the year 2001 as an acronym in the Goldman Sachs’s Global Economics paper No. 66 titled “The World Needs Better Economic BRICs” has now become an important bloc comprising of EMERGING POWERS of the world’s new economic order. It has a prominent economy of Latin America i.e., Brazil - a store house of raw materials, the Chinese Dragon; the fastest growing Asian economy and the second largest world economy after the US, the … [Read more...]

Forging through Fear – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: "cold", "warm", or "hot" forging. Forged parts can range in weight from less than a kilogram to 580 metric tons. Forged parts usually require further processing to achieve a finished part.   There are many kinds of forging processes; all that can be grouped into three main … [Read more...]

Rising Above Self in Recovery – Be the Change

Change and Humility "He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:2-4 Change The hardest part of recovery is that it requires us to change. We might be intrigued by the idea of recovery. We might be inspired by stories about recovery. We … [Read more...]

Africa, Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013

Africa, Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013 Africa starts 2013 with hope and optimism. Africa has dropped its mantle as a “doomed continent” and has weathered several global economic crises fairly well. Today, the continent is a land of opportunity both for Africans and international investors. Many now see the region as “emerging Africa” because of the "positive changes" that have taken place and continue to take place across the continent. Each year, the Africa Growth … [Read more...]

Susan McCeldry – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of this woman that has risen above life challenges, kept an open mind and heart; only to realize that through her adversity, she found her true calling. We are elated to celebrate that this awakened soul is now here to help the women of our world.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Susan McCeldry  " I believe you are responsible for your own happiness and your own growth. True … [Read more...]

Sierra Leone, women candidates prepare their political platforms

ELECTION 2012 - WOMEN Taking Action The gathering in a well-lit Sierra Leone classroom comes off as remarkably joyful. “By my side… by my side…” chants a group of vibrantly-clad women, swaying and clapping in unison. “No longer men in front and the women at the back, but women and men walking side-by-side.” In Makeni, Sierra Leone’s fourth-largest city, a mobile campaign school has just swung through. Run by the civil society-organized Campaign for Good Governance (watch video below) … [Read more...]

FYR Macedonia – Writing women into the budget

The government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has taken a vital step towards gender equality by adopting its first strategy on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB). Although gender-responsive budgeting has led to the growth of separate programmes and micro-projects for women, this project takes a more inclusive approach. The five-year plan will ensure that, across government agencies, gender gaps and inequality in policies, plans, programmes and budgets are broadly addressed and … [Read more...]

ACCESS YOUR POWER – Live an Adventure, not just an Existence!

Research dictates that our power is depleted by outside sources, "... environmental demand exceeds the natural regulatory capacity of an organism.". Is this true? Regardless of environment, one can sail through any experience 'powerfully' by tweaking your own perception of a situation, allowing for different responses, lessen intensity of reactions, alleviating the sense of doom, and increase levels of humor. Seriously, is there any situation in life that so bad that your perception will … [Read more...]

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – UN officials highlighted the need for a change

June 2012 Marking World Environment Day,United Nations officials today highlighted the need for a change in thinking and approach to ensure the sustainability of the Earth’s resources as the world population grows.“Sustainability entails providing opportunity for all by balancing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of development. We have to rebut the myth that there is conflict between economic and environmental health,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the … [Read more...]

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