Young Woman’s Guide Improving High-Stakes Testing Results

From a young age, students must take standardized tests for academic advancement or societal accolades. A test score can stand between a student and her dream university or will decide whether she has the freedom to drive. It is imperative that young women adequately prepare for high-stakes tests, so they can surge forward and achieve greatness. Here are some of the most common tests a young woman may encounter in her adolescence and methods to help her succeed. Academic Standardized … [Read more...]

Back to School Anxiety, By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

Empowering Parents says: "As the start of the school year approaches, have you seen your first grader go into meltdown mode at the mention of school, or watched your soon-to-be kindergarten student regress back to baby talking and thumb sucking? Rest assured that you’re not alone. Each fall, millions of parents deal with their children’s beginning-of-the-year anxiety. For younger children starting school—whether it’s pre-school, kindergarten, or a transition into the first or second … [Read more...]

Post-2015 Summit at UN headquarters, NYC: SEPT 25-27

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the summit “will chart a new era of sustainable development in which poverty will be eradicated, prosperity shared and the core drivers of climate change tackled”. The Summit will be the climax of a negotiating process that has spanned more than … [Read more...]

Big Business For Women Studying MBAs

In the traditionally male-dominated world of business education, women are creating a major change as around 10% more females opt to study an MBA compared to ten years ago. This new appetite for business is exciting news for industries and economies around the world as these ladies are potentially the new female leaders of our future. In America, the Harvard Business School Class of 2016 is made up of 41% women and Stanford Graduate School of Business reported enrolment of 42% women — a … [Read more...]

The Human Capital Report 2015

A nation’s human capital endowment - the skills and capacities that reside in people and that are put to productive use - can be a more important determinant of long term economic success than virtually any other resource. The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new Index which measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce & Employment and Enabling Environment. … [Read more...]

Margot Franssen – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Canadian woman leader that is devoting her life to the betterment of our youth, with a focus on the issue of the Human Trafficking of girls in Canada. “It doesn’t matter how you fight the good fight – just fight with passion. It doesn’t matter how much you share your personal affluence to influence social change – just give a bit more than you thought you could.”     WOMAN of ACTION™     Margot … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC, Why Educating Women/Girls Matters

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Emotional Intelligence, ‘missing link’ in Performance?

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to … [Read more...]

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