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WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|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

The Woman Behind the Bitch Face: Transforming Cultural Norms to Live Our Leadership Potential

I had resting bitch face before resting bitch face was popular. As early as 3rd grade, I remember kids at school would ask “What’s wrong?” and I would annoyedly answer, “I’m fine” while the feeling of emptiness and numbness stung inside of me.  Things at home were chaotic, and I didn’t like being the only [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Empowerment|0 Comments

Successes and Challenges in Developing Countries

More and more women in developing markets and lower-income countries are driven to start their own enterprise. From restaurants, to high-end nail salons to volunteer organizations helping other girls and women, women leaders around the world are creating businesses and organizations that not only impact their own lives, but also the countries they pursue their [...]

By |July 6th, 2018|Empowerment|0 Comments

Myth Busting 101: Sexual Harassment

By Mandy J. Benson Some have expressed fear that the #MeToo, #WeSaidEnough and #TimesUp campaigns are taking things too far. There seems to be an assumption by some that the women who have complained of sexual harassment are demanding that employers push the alleged harasser to resign or be fired immediately. The fear is that [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Empowerment|0 Comments

#MeToo needs allyship not black dresses

Authored by WGLI Staff Writer, Megan Imperial Amidst all the buzz surrounding the Golden Globes and the “Me Too” campaign, sexual harassment has been at the forefront of activism. In entertainment and Hollywood, many of the predators have finally been brought to justice evidenced by blacklisting. From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey — these sexual [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Empowerment|0 Comments

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 - Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State's Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the [...]

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that [...]

Leadership Lessons from Mom

By Veatrice Carabine Whether you believe leaders are born or made, there is no denying that mothers play an important role in shaping our development. As children, we witness their response to adversity, to challenge, or to success, and we learn from these experiences. To pay tribute to mothers this Mother’s Day, the staff here [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Empowerment|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. [...]