Since INK started four years ago, INK has built an impressive global community of changemakers and thinkers. With so many incredible women who deserve to be in the spotlight, it only felt right to give these women their own platform to connect, share, and learn, and that is how INK Women
celebrates the struggles, triumphs, and passions of women. The program will connect women with cutting edge technology and ideas, presented by speakers from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds. From women working with women’s issues such as public health and safety, to women at the top of their field, be it finance, science, medicine, or fashion, will come together under the same roof at INK Women. It will be held in Mumbai India on March 8, 2014.
INK Women 2014
March 8th, 2014
More Info: inktalks.com/events/inkwomen2014
The Women’s Travel Fest
is a one-day event that aims to inspire & empower women to travel the world, and help them make newfound travel connections. Founder Kelly Lewis who is the founder of Go! Girl Guides
launched the event this year, and while only in its first year, the New York-based event on March 8 is nearly sold out.
Been thinking about traveling but feel intimidated? Want to get passionate about finding your place in the world? Hoping to meet other awesome, empowered female travelers? Then, this is a great event to attend. The Women’s Travel Fest will get you pumped to travel from their agenda that aims to share knowledge and tips on everything from how to travel through the Middle East as a woman to body image and sexuality abroad. The idea is discuss openly about the things that just aren’t addressed elsewhere, so that women can feel inspired, empowered and make new friends around the globe.
Speakers include Samantha Brown, Sonia Gil, Sarah Shourd, Courtney Scott, Beth Whitman, Christine Maxfield, Sally Thelen, Kate Thomas, Christine Gilbert, Colleen Kelly, Mariallen Ward, Adrienne Lee, Teri Johnson, Carol Cain, Sarah Gavin and
Solo female travel can be daunting in and of itself. Couple that with the thought of eating alone in a foreign country, and some would simply not do it. But as they say, life begins at the end of your comfort zone. For those brave enough to take on independent travel, there are always creative ways to calm jittery nerves before heading out to dinner alone.
Dress For The Occasion
There is a certain level of confidence needed to walk into a restaurant and ask for a table for one. If you need an extra boost, why not get dressed up and give those curious eyes something to stare at? Who doesn’t feel confident slipping into a favorite pair heels, donning a whimsical blouse, or applying that “look at me” red lipstick? Or if you’re a man, a fresh-pressed suit, polished shoes and a nice tie. Naturally, when we feel our best, our self-confidence increases. So put on that special outfit you packed and rise to the occasion.
Partake In Aperitivo
Italian Aperitivo, in a way, is synonymous with the American happy hour. It’s a time to…
In the conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Princess Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud, is daring to take on the status quo by actively employing female store clerks in her high-end department store. This is a big deal in a culture where women are restricted from activities that many others take for granted, such as driving and working outside the home.
Just two years ago, only a few women worked at Bandar al-Saud’s luxe Harvey Nichols store in Riyadh. Today, you see several dozen at a time, busily maintaining the displays and mingling with well-heeled shoppers. The Princess isn’t alone in this endeavor. While women now only represent 15% of the Saudi workforce, many other business owners are welcoming a more inclusive staff, not only in the interest of equality but because according to some, hiring female employees is better for a company’s ROI.
“We are promoting recruitment of Saudi women because they have a low level of attrition, a better attention to detail, a willingness to perform and a productivity about twice that of Saudi men,” said a grocery store manager with branches throughout the kingdom. To mitigate concerns…
An international team of heavy hitting women in Street Art are the centerpiece of the Wynwood District this weekend as Jeffrey Deitch returns to Miami
to co-curate Women on the Walls. Reprising a more central role for Wynwood Walls that he played when Tony Goldman first established this outdoor mural playground, Deitch says he is reserving center stage exclusively for the women this year as a way of highlighting their history and growing importance in the graffiti/street art scenes around the world.
“It’s to correct the historical imbalance,” says Deitch as he talks about the new wall murals painted this week and the accompanying gallery exhibition showcase that celebrates the contributions of outstanding women artists in a scene that, with a few notable exceptions, has been primarily run by the guys.
Miss Van at work on her wall. (photo © Martha Cooper for Wynwood Walls)
“After this historical imbalance there was something that needed to be addressed about the misperception that graffiti is just a boys club,” says the enthusiastic bespectacled curator who shares the role for this show with the team of Janet Goldman, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, Meghan Coleman, and Ethel Seno.
I recently learned about Emerge America,
an organization which is changing the face of American politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office.
I had an opportunity to meet the Emerge America founder Andrea Dew Steele,
who in addition to her work to grow Emerge groups in more and more states, serves as the director of the California Committee North at Human Rights Watch. Prior to moving to the west coast, she worked for many years learning the Washington D.C. landscape in fundraising and doing policy work for Democratic candidates. The organization offers an intensive, cohort-based seven-month training program for women interested in getting into politics. As the number of elected Democratic women remains flat or even declines, the need for their work is growing across the country. Emerge America currently works in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Emerge America’s role is to serve the states where they work, open new state programs and to build capacity to train more women in each of their current…
According to a recent write up in Wall Street Journal who reported on the incident, dozens of Saudi women took to the roads around Saudi Arabia on Saturday October 26, 2013, defying a new surge of warnings from the government, mosque pulpits and radio channels to drop their challenge to a de facto ban on driving by women.
By mid-afternoon Saturday, about 40 women had defied the ban by driving in cities around the kingdom, according to their text messages and emails to other supporters of a recently-revived grassroots campaign for the legalization of Saudi women’s driving.
A half-dozen posted videos online purportedly showing themselves driving Saturday.
Although no law explicitly prohibits women from driving in Saudi Arabia, the government has refused to give them licenses.
Campaign organizers had set Saturday as a main day for women drivers to challenge the ban by driving themselves about on errands.
In total, more than 100 women countrywide have reported taking the wheel since women revived a more than two-decade effort to roll back Saudi Arabia’s prohibition on women’s driving, according to Eman al-Nafjan, a supporter of the campaign in the capital, Riyadh. Videos posted on YouTube this week…
As many of you know, drinking is an important relationship-building activity in many cultures and can be a great way to bond with your colleagues. In China and Japan, drinking is serious business and it’s likely your host will offer you something potent. The pressure to over-participate can sometimes be overwhelming. After all, you’re an outsider in a foreign culture and you want to be gracious to your hosts by accepting all they offer.
Women do have a little more leeway in situations where drinking is the bond. “Women are not typically expected to keep up with their male colleagues,” says Barry Spaulding, “so there will be less pressure on you than your male counterparts.” This may comes as a relief to those who are not interested in doing several shots of baiji, but women are not completely off the hook when it comes to drinking across cultures.
If you don’t have a health or moral reason not to drink, it’s recommended that you try a little of what your host offers. If you want to participate but can’t drink much, it’s a good idea to say “I can’t drink much” and drink a smaller amount. “This…
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