“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.”

Leonard da Vinci

November 5, 2019

I find that most people want to make a difference but are short of time or don’t know how. We can make a difference in many ways, some of which take little time. I share some of my favorites

  1. Be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions. Often the most important thi...

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CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, is a landmark international agreement that affirms principles of fundamental human rights and equality for girls and women around the world. Known informally as the Women’s Rights Tr...

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Standing with twelve thousand women from every possible cultural, ethnic and religious group at the extraordinary United Nations Decade for Women conference in Nairobi, Kenya in 1985, was a seminal experience for me. After five days of intense conversations about the c...

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