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Reflections On International Women’s Day
Reflections On International Women’s Day
Michele Sullivan and Vicki Escarra

Across every sector—private,public and nonprofit — women have demonstrated leadership: the power to create a vision and accomplish it by making difficult decisions.

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The Birth of an Idea
Michele Sullivan

This is the story of a woman. A woman I will call Mary. I met Mary in Tanzania last year, and she told me a story of change. Mary’s story is not unique. Across the globe, there are more than 1.2 billion people who live on less than 2 dollars a day.

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Investing in girls’ education to advance global development
The Role of Girls and Women in Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Sue-Lynn Moses

Investing in girls’ education to advance global development is a no-brainer, and there are some big funders making big moves in this space. For instance, the Caterpillar Foundation is zeroing in on the role of girls and women in breaking the cycle of poverty.

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The Power of a Woman
Michele Sullivan

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy

Over the last several years, the Caterpillar Foundation has specified a portion of our investments for impact on girls and women. Why would Caterpillar – of all companies – want to invest in girls and women?

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Meet Diana, a girl on the move
UN Foundation

In the Petén region in Guatemala, six out of 10 indigenous girls are out of school by the age of 15. Bicycles give girls the freedom to attend school safely and the independence to create a brighter future for themselves.

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UN Foundation

In the Petén region in Guatemala, six out of 10 indigenous girls are out of school by the age of 15. Bicycles give girls the freedom to attend school safely and the independence to create a brighter future for themselves.