For over 24 years, Fair Trade USA™ has worked to provide opportunities for systemically marginalized individuals and communities to gain access to markets on a fair playing field – unlocking the ability to lead themselves to the future they envision. By providing tools and resources that strengthen communities and supply chains, farmers, workers, and fishers are able to stabilize income and invest in what they identify as their biggest needs.
February 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The WSLA Alumnae Group announced that entries have opened for the 8th annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. The WSLA Awards advance, honor and connect the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability who are making a difference in the world by initiating lasting change. Applications can be made HERE on the WSLA Alumnae Group website from Feb.
December 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - UNFCU Foundation recently presented its 2021 Women's Empowerment Award for Lifetime Achievement to Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka, a human rights champion. The ceremony took place virtually as part of UNFCU Foundation's annual celebration of partners and beneficiaries. The event highlighted women's resiliency and triumph despite the pandemic, and the transformative power of partnerships to spur innovative action.
UNFCU Foundation recognized Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka for her work advancing quality education, gender equity, and economic growth for women and youth.
Celebrating Wins: Success Stories & How Far We've Come
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The Shift presented by Kohler is a female-focused speaker series centered on fueling women’s career trajectories.
In this Shift session, our speakers will be talking about how they got to where they are in their careers – from pivots to advancements and success stories – and what they learned along the way. Join us for what is sure to be a dynamic, inspirational conversation!
Finding their own economic independence through coffee
Dorotee Uwimbabazi has spent her whole life on coffee farms, and she is still improving her farming practices. She recently discovered the benefits of planting shade trees in her garden; not only do they protect the coffee trees, but they also provide the perfect compost when they shed their leaves. "I think they have made my garden one of the best in my community," she beams.
How the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is collaborating with Grameen America and other community development finance institutions (CDFIs) to help expand access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs.
Sheila founded Liha, her mobile boutique in a converted delivery truck, in the heart of New York City’s Harlem community. For the past few years, she and her shop have been fixtures in the neighborhood, where the store thrived. “When people see more women of color running and owning (businesses) and living independently, that empowers not only the community but the world,” says Sheila, who is Black.
Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. AnnieCannons is named after American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who led a group of women in the early 20th century in making discoveries about astronomy and astrophysics.
For International Women’s Day, Lily describes the importance of professional development opportunities at work and how they have supported her as a woman in Bangladesh
Lily joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Inspector and has since advanced her career, growing into her current position as Quality Assurance Coordinator. Today, she shares the impact that one of Gildan’s professional development programs has had on her and discusses the importance of supporting women’s development in Bangladesh.
“At Gildan, I was able to participate in an amazing development program with about 10 other women, where I gained skills to help me flourish in my role. Now, I have more confidence at work because I have the tools to excel as a professional in my field.
For International Women’s Day, Ingrid reveals how she was impacted by Gildan’s “Wonderful Women” initiative
Ingrid Miranda joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Assurance Auditor in Honduras. She was later promoted to Quality Chief in 2014, and then to Production Chief in 2016. As a woman in leadership, Ingrid shares how she was impacted by Gildan’s “Wonderful Women” initiative and its “Taking the Stage” lectures, where the company hosted a panel discussion about diversity, inclusion, and female empowerment. Hear what she has to say: