TOP 10: At 90, This Doctor Is Still Calling

Dr. Catherine Hamlin, co-founder of Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, with some of her patients

At 90, This Doctor Is Still Calling: Nicholas Kristof–nytimes.com–2/6/14–Photo: Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia)

 

 

TOP 10: Inside Syria, a Grandma Faces Down War

Screenshot from video: Syria's Forgotten

Inside Syria, a Grandma Faces Down War: Nicholas D. Kristof–nytimes.com–11/20/12–Photo: Syria’s Forgotten Video

TOP 10: Half the Sky–Searing Portraits of the Challenges and Triumphs of the World’s Women

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Half the Sky–Searing Portraits of the Challenges and Triumphs of the World’s Women: Lisa Anderson–trust.org–10/3/12

TOP 10: Starving Its Own Children

Sudan's Children are Starving: photo Dominic Nahr/Magnum Photos

Starving Its Own Children: Nicholas Kristof–nytimes.com–6/7/12–Photo: Dominic Nahr/Magnum Photos

RandomKid Founder Talia Leman Harnesses The Power Of ANYone

Talia Leman, founder of RandomKids

UPDATE October 5, 2012: Talia’s book, A Random Book About the Power of ANYone,  was published this week. Congrats, Talia!

By Stacey Gualandi/May 29, 2012

Talia Leman book

Talia’s new book came out 10/2/12

Talia Leman.  You may not recognize that name now, but you will.  When it comes to helping people around the world, she is fast becoming a household name.  Talia was just 10-years-old when she set out to assist survivors of Hurricane Katrina.  She and kids all around the country helped raise millions.

“I wanted to create a place to provide all the tools and resources for kids to achieve whatever goal they set for the world.”  Talia Leman

Now, just seven short years later, she is the C.E.O. of her own non-profit, RandomKid.  This organization is about helping kids to help others, and as a result, it creates global problem solvers.

I got the chance to talk with this teenage innovator recently on The Women’s Eye Radio Show.   And while she would deny it, Talia Leman is anything but a random kid as you’ll see in this excerpt from that interview…     [Read more...]

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TOP 10: Kristof and WuDunn’s ‘Half the Sky’ to be Televised

Nick Kristof's and WuDunn's Half the Sky book

Kristof and WuDunn’s ‘Half the Sky’ to be Televised: Natalie Culkin–womensviewsonnews.org–5/24/12

Marsha Wallace On How Dining For Women Wants to Feed the World

Marsha Wallace, Dining for Women

UPDATE May 20, 2013: Dining for Women will celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary–Their Decade of Dreams–June 21-23–in Greenville, South Carolina.

While meditating in 2002, Marsha Wallace had a vision: “What if every month you meet with your gal pals, you take the money that you would normally spend at a bar or restaurant, and then donate that money to help poverty-stricken women and girls half way around the world?”

“I do believe if you ask you will receive. We’re best when we’re living with purpose.” Marsha Wallace

Sounds like a simple concept right? Well, that inspired idea became DINING FOR WOMEN, Marsha’s organization that now boasts over 200 chapters in the U.S. and in three countries, and has raised over $946,000 for 48 charities in developing nations.

Marsha Wallace Diing for Women

Atlanta Dining for Women Chapter

EYE Contributor Stacey Gualandi confesses cooking is not her thing, but dining out with friends is. And she was looking for a fun way to make a difference. So she connected in more ways than one when she spoke to Marsha.

Her passion, enthusiasm, and initiative was so compelling, Stacey will be starting the first DFW chapter in Hollywood, CA, in February… [Read more...]

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Ruthie Rosenberg On How The Katonah Book Club Is Empowering Girls In India

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When Ruthie Rosenberg joined her local book club four years ago in the small town of Katonah, NY, she never envisioned that reading a book would catapult her into a worldwide cause to save female victims of human trafficking .

But a committed club of six have joined forces with Apne Aap Women Worldwide to empower and educate young girls in Bihar, India, and put an end to sex slavery.

Half the SkyIt all began when this married mother of two made a bold book choice, the moving and emotional Half the Sky by the Pulitzer Prize- winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

“These are stories of courageous people with incredible determination to flourish under horrendous conditions. They are both disturbing and inspiring.” Ruthie Rosenberg

Stacey Gualandi was so impressed with the Katonah Book Club’s call to action that she contacted Ruthie to find out why they reached out to a hostel half a world away and how we, too, could help her hold up half the sky… [Read more...]

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