The Wild One

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By Rachel Ann Smolen | Twitter: @smolennation She stood before me in her tween body, waiting for an answer to her question, half searching for affirmation and half waiting for the truth to be revealed about where her place was in our family. Her musing had been posed with far more defeated resign than youthful mischief, as if I […]

The Judge, the Model and Skaters: It’s Good News for Girls!

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Women at Work: Hmmmmm … women-led companies perform 3x better than the S&P 500’s average. Dr. Muneera Al Fadala forges her own path as Qatar’s first female vet. So has Aisha Al Marzouqi, as United Arab Emirates’ first female crane operator. Wonder if small business projects for women work? Ten years on, these women have turned into respected, hardcore […]

Dangerous Women = Good News for Girls!

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Well, let me just put this on the table: every Good News for Girls column could be called “Dangerous Women!” This month I celebrate each dangerous woman whose story we get to share, and each one living dangerously in a quiet way. Meet Perna Devi (above)—elected official in her Indian village, leader, world changer! Claudia knits […]

Juicy Conversations: Kelley and Idelette Talk about Dangerous Women

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A few months ago, a Walter Brueggemann sermon sparked a conversation between these two friends, Kelley Nikondeha and Idelette McVicker. Both have shared this week how that idea has taken shape in their hearts. On Monday, Idelette wrote: God Needs Dangerous Women? And Tuesday, Kelley wrote: Why Dangerous? Today, Idelette and Kelley invite us into a […]

Sowing, Summiting, Strutting: Good News for Girls

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Some are humble. Some live in the limelight. None play small. Women in Agriculture Thyme + land = success for Lebanese women. Picturing Women–a beautiful portrait series of female farmers in Europe. Women spearhead biodiversity project in Tajikistan.   Women in Sport 11-year old Brooke Raboutou shatters climbing record. Call me what you want, I’m not […]