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Courtesy of NPR:

It’s perhaps the unlikeliest symphony orchestra in the world — an all-female ensemble from a strict Muslim society where it’s often dangerous for young women to step outside of their homes unescorted. It’s called Zohra — the name of a music goddess in Persian literature, according to its founder. Watch the video below and read the rest of the article here.

The Atlantic has a fascinating article about the women who wanted to become president before Hillary Clinton.

The article begins:

Hillary Clinton may become the first female president of the United States, but she is not the first woman who has run for the job.

This year alone there are five women who have earned their party’s nomination—including the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Gloria La Riva, who has been on various Socialist tickets for more than 30 years.  Read the rest of this article here.

With determination and excitement, the charitable trust, WorldWomen, has been launched and will host an international conference, WorldWomen17, in March next year which Theresa believes will have a positive lasting effect on New Zealand. Historically New Zealand has led the way in women’s rights and was the first country to grant women the right to vote on 27 November 1893 .

Theresa the former CEO and Managing Director of Telecom NZ and co-founder of My Food Bag says WorldWomen is a catalyst to create amazing outcomes and spark meaningful change in the world.

Learn more by visiting their website!

In Memory of LT Valerie C. Delaney, USN a foundation was established by her family to promote and support women in all fields and to inspire future generations of female leaders.  The foundation provides a yearly scholarship for one deserving woman and provides mentors to many women each year.  You can learn more about the Wings for Val Foundation at their website.


BackToSchoolGlobal G.L.O.W. transforms the lives of strong girls from vulnerable communities around the world by empowering them to realize their full potential. Utilizing a dynamic mentorship model and a character strength-based focus aimed at girls on the brink of success, Global G.L.O.W.’s GLOW Programs and The HerStory Initiative program combine transformational literacy and creative expression with consistent mentor relationships to build self-esteem, capacity and resilience in each girl. The organization is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Learn more about this organization by visiting the Global G.L.O.W. website!