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Ed-​T​ech Startups Get Boost ​F​rom AT&T

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Five startups that use technology to help students succeed in school and future careers have been selected by AT&T for its Aspire Accelerator program following a nationwide call for applications that attracted hundreds of ed-tech ventures.

HBS ‘Peek’ Program Aims to Bridge Gender Gap

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – America’s finest business schools continue to struggle with a gender gap. Many decades after they started admitting women. Harvard Business School’s class of 2016 constitutes 41 percent women – the most the school has ever had. In 1985, women made up only 25 percent of the graduating class. At Wharton, women make up 40 percent of the class of 2016, while the figure for Stanford Business School is 42 percent. No top business school has reached 50 percent yet. 

‘Brilliant Ideas’: New TV Art Program By Bloomberg TV And Hyundai

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world of arts television is about to get much more interesting, as Bloomberg has started a three-year partnership with Hyundai Motor Company to create a new global television series, ‘Brilliant Ideas,’ on the world’s most exciting art personalities.

WWF Launches An Interactive Storybook: WWF Explore!

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Environmental change, economic development and the constant demand for energy are profoundly affecting our planet. Probably for many of us, these concerns and challenges seem far away and not actually impacting our lives. Yet, they are. There is undeniable evidence that animals, birds and plants are being affected by climate change and global warming in both their distribution and behaviour.

Fossil Unbound: Collaborating With Social Problem Solvers To Change Young Lives Worldwide

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fossil Unbound is an organisation that is creating tumbleweeds of change by supporting projects that are nurturing and inspiring children. It strongly believes the best social entrepreneurs aren’t just changing the world, they’re changing the way we change the world. It has an affinity for collaborating with social problem solvers who are devoted to supporting young people and also likes taking on big ideas.

Star TV’s Aamir Khan Tackles Women’s Rights in India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – India has the world's largest democracy and is a fast-growing, powerful economy. Yet of all the rich G20 nations, India was labelled in 2012 as the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?

Designing Change: How a MFA Program in Design is Leading Innovation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Cheryl Heller is not naive. She knows that real social or environmental change will not happen overnight, nor will it be easy or perfect.

Child Marriages Rob Girls of Health, Education and Jobs: UN

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While many brides are preparing for their big day, there are some weddings that should not be going ahead, and that’s child marriages. No girl should be robbed of her childhood, education, health and aspirations, yet millions are denied their rights each year when they are married as child brides.

PwC Offers Free Online Courses to Promote Financial Literacy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Financial literacy is not only the key to a nation’s economic progress, but also serves as a crucial tool in the battle against economic inequality. The IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, has said that financial inclusion can be a powerful agent for growth for over 2.5 billion people around the world who lack access to basic financial services.

Accenture’s ‘Skills to Succeed’ Initiative to Equip Three Million with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a hyper-competitive global economy, sustainable job opportunities and career growth are assured only to those who possess highly competent technical and entrepreneurial skills. For countries to build or maintain robust economic growth rates, they must respond to the challenges posed by the rise of knowledge and innovation-driven economies.

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