Tag Archives: education

Happy Birthday #Malala! We will not accept a world where decisions about our future are made in rooms girls cannot enter.

What does a Nobel Laureate do for her 19th birthday? Visit a refugee camp, of course… Here is an excerpt from her speech, a call for leadership from girls, and a celebration of that leadership role: “Yes, all girls—girls here in this camp and girls who return home. Girls who fear violence in their classroom […]

Many Malalas: Muzoon Almellehan, Syrian Activist for Girl’s Education

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning education activist who survived an assassination attempt and has become a world-wide icon for democracy, is only one of many young leaders fighting for girls’ right to learn. Muzoon Almellahan, a Syrian refugee since 2015, is fighting the same fight from Newcastle, England. Muzoon has been dubbed “the Syrian […]

My Essay about Malala Yousafzai appears in new book, Women and Global Leadership!

Malala Yousafzai: The Paradox and Power of Global Celebrity I’m proud to announce that my article appeared last month in Information Age Publishing’s new collection of essays about women and global leadership! This collection includes essays by many respected leadership specialists, including Barbara Kellerman, Susan Madsen, and Nancy Adler, and was published under the umbrella […]

Creative Follower, Co-Leader, Ziauddin Yousafzai: “I am known by my daughter and proud of it”

“Malala used to be known as my daughter, but now I’m known as her father,” Ziaddin Yousafzai said to the crowd on Monday. “In patriarchal societies, fathers are known by their sons. I am known by my daughter and proud of it.” (from Eleanor Goldberg’s coverage of Yousafzai’s Ted2014 Talk on the Huffington Post. Read […]

#Leadership #Creativity? Want it? Get it? Got it? Good!

We all want it — that flash of insight that solves a problem, makes us essential, pumps the adrenaline up a notch, and gives the world a chance to see that unique twist of mind that makes us a creative leader! It’s not just the inspiration, either, we crave the innovative vision to make our […]

Jack Hassard: Why Bill Gates Defends the Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We have long known on this site that Bill Gates’  foundation underwrote every aspect of the Common Core standards. Mercedes Schneider has documented nearly $200 million in grants specifically for the writing, evaluation, review, implementation, and advocacy for the Common Core standards. Jack Hassard, a retired professor of…

Leading from Youth: Malala Yousafzai at the Indian Student Parliament

Inspiration: it’s one of the side effects for leaders who have survived dark times. Malala Yousafzai shared her message  at Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, the Indian Student Parliament, this month in Pune. Although she had been scheduled to attend, the Sakal Times reported that security concerns forced her to make her visit via the internet. She […]

Malala Yousafzai inspires girls everywhere: “Although I only have one voice, I can make it a strong one.”

Today’s blog is about a new leader being born, inspired by role model, Malala Yousafzai. Rachel Peters is the fifth grade’s first-place winner in the 2014 Art Raab Memorial Essay Competition. Peters attends Larson Elementary, where her teacher is Mrs. Shlader. Students wrote on the theme: “Take a world event and talk about how Dr. […]

Malala Yousafzai in Birmingham: Heroic Leader, no longer “Simple Malala”

Follow this link to see a BBC news interview with Malala Yousafzai about the moment she became Malala-the-Hero, not just “simple Malala.” A telling moment, that the greatest adjustment might well be the change in her role – from local hero to public face of justice for girls. Inthe place she now lives, she represents […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai “The Girl’s Hero:” The Ironic Gift of Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award

Malala Yousafzai has achieved a new status in her role as global figurehead, activist celebrity and teen leader as Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year. It’s a tribute to the editors, who see the value of her work and the need to support her. And it’s also a somewhat puzzling irony — the young activist […]