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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How can women succeed in the corporate world? Tania Pereira explains.

The Red Thread Foundation is proud to introduce Tania Pereira, a talented, accomplished HR professional–and dear friend of one of the Red Thread trustees. Having had the opportunity to lead Gender Balance and Diversity projects at the Global Headquarters of Nestlé in Switzerland, Tania will share with us her thoughts and experiences on how young women can create the foundations of […]

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Lessons from a Guatemalan Midwife

I was born in Russia, but my strongest international involvement has actually been in Guatemala. I took an educational trip there for several weeks in college, and later returned for several months to learn Spanish and volunteer. Although my time there was short, the experience had a deep impact on me. Working with a comadrona, or […]

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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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