Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla (right), Ambassador Carmen Moreno (center), and Vivian Roza spoke on a panel about women in political power positions on September 22 at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.
La mujer juega un importante papel en la producción, transformación y comercialización de la fibra de algodón, y de sus productos terminados. Aun así, las mujeres que participan en este proceso no cuentan con representación adecuada, y son más vulnerables que los hombres. Los principales retos para las mujeres son la invisibilidad de su trabajo, la falta de capacitacion y toma de decisiones en cuanto a terrenos y cultivos...
The role of women in climate change does not have to be limited to high-level conferences and large development projects. One of the simplest things you can do is measure your carbon footprint; you don’t know what part of your lifestyle to fix unless you understand the impact you are having on the planet.
For this week's Editor's Pick, Jilanne recommends a recent podcast from NPR's new 1A program. "The Economics of Single Women" - released aptly on Valentine's Day - discusses changing gender norms that are helping create a more equitable society for single women to have more freedom in economic decision-making.
International businesswoman and change-maker Angélica Fuentes shared her expertise and current projects addressing economic equality issues faced by women at an event at Georgetown University. She spoke with Women on the Map further about her thoughts and experiences from her successful 30+ year career.
When girls are not encouraged to continue their education and are encouraged to only pursue home economics from a young age, they fall far behind. A good example of this is Mali, where the legal age of marriage is 16, and female literacy rates are 34%, compared to 56% of men.
Angelica Fuentes, successful Mexican CEO, billionaire, and women's advocate, discusses the problems faced by women in Latin America and what can be done in the private sector to economically empower them.
The acute need of communities of color ravaged by these joint epidemics clearly exists. However, due to institutional racism, generational trauma, and gender-based stigma, women of color remain at increased risk for disease and complications of drug use compared to men.
Women in STEM related fields continue to be underrepresented, despite the majority of advanced degrees in the United States are granted to women. If you have a unique perspective of women in science, technology, and medicine, consider writing for At the Table!