The wisdom of graduations

May marks the season of commencements, which provide graduates with the opportunity to reflect on the lessons of their university careers and imagine the future. The themes of commencement speeches recur, but every speaker adds a unique tone to the ceremonies. In this post, the Red Thread Foundation for Women glimpses into two 2012 commencement […]

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A year of mentorship journeys

Every birthday is an opportunity to reflect, to celebrate, to look back and forward. Today, on International Women’s Day, the Red Thread Foundation celebrates its first birthday. A year ago, I joined nine other women with roots around the world to found an organization dedicated to the mentorship of women with multi-national backgrounds through university. […]

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Recommended Reading: Women’s Entrepreneurship

On March 26th, 2011, the New York Times published a post on the “You are the Boss” blog titled “Three New Books Highlight Female Entrepreneurship.” Gayle Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the story of female entrepreneurship in Afghanistan under Taliban rule in the 1990s. Erin Albert’s Single. Women. Entrepreneurs. profiles unmarried (single, divorced […]

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Gender, education and development: A reading list

In recent years, there has been renewed journalistic and literary interest in the specific challenges women face worldwide and the ways in which they overcome them. The following books, which range from biographies to essays and case studies, tackle the topics of gender-related education and development in unique and riveting ways. Three Cups of Tea: […]

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