By celebrating these women, we celebrate their collective fearless spirit and encourage one another toward greater and deeper lives. Profiles include: Martha Graham, Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir, Wangari Maathai, Estée Lauder, Zaha Hadid, Helen Suzman, Jacqueline Novogratz, and many more.
AN: After the success of my previous book, Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World, I knew I had struck a cord with women who were eager to be inspired and motivated by the stories of successful, trailblazing women who have carved their own pathways of leadership. I also had a desire to continue my research on women world changers. Writing Visionary Women was a natural next step in my process of highlighting these power women.
NAZARIAN: Master Cheng Yen is one of the most inspirational women I have written about. Here is a woman who never travelled outside of her country yet she has a foundation that helps millions of people around the world. She only has a sixth-grade education, yet she has founded the biggest bone marrow bank in Asia, and has built seven state of the art hospitals and a hundred schools.
This co-published book contains 31 profiles of women leaders from around the world who have played pioneering roles in bringing financial services to women. Each profile was researched and written by a woman currently working in the financial inclusion sector.
As the rise of abstraction swept through the Western art world in the early 20th century, so, too, did a turn towards spirituality. Within the context of prevailing art movements, such as Realism and Impressionism, as well as materialistic philosophies and values, artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Kasimir Malevich, and František Kupka yearned for meaning beyond reality, and ushered in the rise of abstraction. These pioneers of abstract art sought inspiration from spiritualism and theosophy, a synthesis of world religions, sciences, philosophy, and color theory. And while these male artists are renowned as the pioneers of abstract art, their female counterparts have, until recently, gone overlooked and underrecognized in the art-historical canon.
The MCA Visionary luncheon proudly welcomes speaker Judy Chicago to share her experiences as a pioneer of feminist art and art education. For over five decades, Judy Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change. Through prodigious art-making, authorship, and advocacy, she continues to fight for women's right to engage in the highest level of art production. Join us for an exclusive, intimate conversation with this Chicago-born art world icon.
Upon her return home she participated in a number of international conferences where she highlighted the plight of African women. She advocated for cooperation and understanding between the people of South Africa and friends she made through the tour and her studies abroad. For example, she used her relationship with WEB du Bois as one of her lecturers at Wilberforce University to continue to inform the world about the conditions of Africans in South Africa. This is documented in some of her letters with this outstanding Pan-Africanist.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
One of the first women hired at Bell Labs, Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover is a pioneering woman in technology, known for revolutionizing telephone communications. At Bell Labs, Dr. Hoover led the team that computerized the telephone switchboard (No. 1 Electronic Switching System, it was called). She was one of the first people in the world to hold a software patent. In 1978, she was appointed head of the technical department. For the next ten years she worked on developing software applications with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence and IMS-IBM/Unix based systems communications. She is also a champion of affordable, quality public education
Women of the Future is a good-for-good initiative showcasing the incredible work of pioneering women and celebrating these female change-makers ensuring that this new world is used for the greater good. We got to know everyone and their story and understand the fabric of the people in the web3 community. We received nominations from across the globe and from various sources. We learned how many women used technology to make a difference in the real world and worked towards creating an economy that is both sustainable and ecological. We learned from the stories, how many of the had been recognized around the world in efforts to make the world a safer, fairer, and more beautiful place.
On behalf of the Mission Impact team, we want to Thank you, Women of the Future! A moment of gratitude and a big thank you to everyone who joined the book launch! Mission Impact team had such an honor to meet many incredible people representing a growing network of global leaders, pioneers, changemakers, and innovative problem solvers from around the world.
Q. One of the most successful women entrepreneurs and the first self-made female millionaire, Madam Walker was a visionary with extraordinary courage, who pushed boundaries and challenged the status quo. What advice do you think Madam Walker would offer to young women starting their own businesses today?
Who knew that Genghis Khan reigned not only by conquest but also by using his female relatives to help expand and stabilize the Mongol Empire? Weatherford describes how Khan married off his daughters to the rulers of different kingdoms along the Silk Road and then sent his new sons-in-law off to war, thereby leaving his daughters to rule. From these daughters and their descendants, including the intriguing Queen Manduhai (whose raiding influenced the decision to build parts of the Great Wall of China), we see what an important role these royal women played in Mongol and world history. Recommended by Lukie.
This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. These women, breaking with convention, showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. Recommended by Mary.
Ada Lovelace is a prime example of this. Born 200 years ago, in1815, sheis hailed as the world's first computer programmer; avisionary who anticipated modern computers long before they wereinvented. Since 2009 AdaLovelace Day has been harnessing her name for an annual celebration of womenin science, technology, engineering and maths. This year has seen thepublication of a brilliantgraphic novel bySydney Padua, celebrating Lovelace and her mathematical partner, Charles Babbage,and drawing a lot on clashes of stereotypes. 2b1af7f3a8