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Women Rising

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson

By Roxanne Leone You're probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it's the largest civic observance in the world! But even though [...]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?

By Michelle Spita Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly [...]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited [...]

Why women leaders?

Women leaders: two words that are rarely seen together, two words that if embraced more often by more men and women, would positively change the human and economic course and condition of the world. The fact is the number of women leaders is too few. In the article “The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits [...]