Women’s World Banking – JOBS

In order for more low-income women to have access to financial products than ever before, Women’s World Banking works closely with its global network of 39 leading micro finance institutions from 28 countries to create new credit, savings, and insurance products specifically designed for the unique needs of women. Of our network members is committed to serving women as clients, innovators and leaders. Women’s World Banking has found new ways to help women build financial safety nets, by … [Read more...]

When the Best and Brightest Leave India/China, Lorre White

In the 1970s, long before the word “globalization” achieved common currency, the buzzword in India was “brain drain” -- an apparent problem that almost everyone in my family and circle of friends wanted to be part of. Many young men and women educated at highly subsidized public institutions started leaving the country in the 1960s to deepen or monetize their skills in First World countries. Unlike short-term contract workers servicing the construction boom in the Persian Gulf and … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Day – This year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’

    Commonwealth Day      Celebrated March 14, 2011      A Celebration of Women honors the Commonwealth and Celebrates this years Theme of 2011    The idea of a designated day each year to celebrate the Empire was first put forward in 1894 by the Canadian branch of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society). Clementina Fessenden, the wife of Ontario Minister of Education, Senator George W. Ross, promoted a scheme for children to commemorate the Empire on one day each … [Read more...]

Governor General to Celebrate Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers

  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Awards Governor General to Celebrate Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers     February 10, 2011 OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present a series of ; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Awards a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Monday, February 14, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.   On this occasion, His Excellency will deliver a speech on … [Read more...]

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