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The Women Getting It Done Series

The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For this month’s profile, we asked Beatriz Flores, to tell [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Women Getting It Done Series

According to the dictionary, leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”. The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|Business, Empowerment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Launch of WGLI’s University Program

Email: info@WGLI.org Contact: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) launched their university program at Mills College in Oakland, California on Friday, April 20. The one-day program engages women from local colleges and trade schools and arms them with training and inspiration to become strong leaders. The event features keynote speakers and leadership development [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reclaiming Our Holidays, An Ode to Indigenous Peoples Day

Aw, Columbus Day. The faux holiday on the second Monday in October, typically celebrated by the closing of banks and schools for a white dude who didn’t actually discover anything. In 1992, the City of Berkeley, home to the 1960s Free Speech Movement and located 13 miles east of San Francisco, rightfully reclaimed the former [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reclaiming Our Holidays, An Ode to Indigenous Peoples Day

Aw, Columbus Day. The faux holiday on the second Monday in October, typically celebrated by the closing of banks and schools for a white dude who didn’t actually discover anything. In 1992, the City of Berkeley, home to the 1960s Free Speech Movement and located 13 miles east of San Francisco, rightfully reclaimed the former [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bill Gates: A Role Model for Young Women To Complete College

By Roxanne Leone The year was 1985. I was only 13 and Microsoft was in its 10th year and it was just starting to sink in that this company could, possibly, change the world. It wasn't until I was much older that I took note of the founders philanthropic side and how Bill Gates proudly [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM. You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. [...]

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today. The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to [...]

Happy No Housework Day

By Michelle Spita A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger [...]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there's no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent [...]