On the opening page of her remarkably forwardlooking book Sixty Years Sixty Voices —Israeli and Palestinian Women, Patricia Smith Mellon writes poignantly, asserting women’s empowerment:
Joanna Lipper traveled to Zanzibar in the summer of 2009 to photograph women in urban and rural settings. While in Zanzibar she visited Jambiani, a rural village on the east coast of Unguja, where some women work as seaweed farmers.
Hendrica Okondo, from Kenya, is the Global Manager for SRHR and HIV and a focal point for Africa. Here, she reflects on the importance of having access to safe spaces and talks about her path to empowerment.
What compels bright, highly-motivated women at middle management levels-and higher-to turn down opportunities for advancement, look for jobs outside the company, or leave Corporate America altogether?
With the support of corporate leaders in both countries, the United States and China will collaborate to build the capacity of women entrepreneurs.
What Women Are Saying
"We live in a world designed to keep
real at a minimum. Global Room for Women is the first website that I've found (and I've looked) that promotes real conversations between real
people." - B. Samuel, Artist, Iowa.
"The Global Room was life changing for me. I was blown away! I am usually not impressed by these kinds of teleconferences but thought GRW was wonderful. It made me feel not so alone on this planet." - A. Olivier, Texas
"I am trying to find ways to change the world I inherited. The only way is through other people. The GRW feeds that part of me that needs to be opened and wants ideas and mutual experience to face the immense challenges. "
- M.Levy, Activist, Wisconsin