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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 […]

#BringBackOurGirls is Making an Impact by Gina Messina-Dysert

It has been more than a month since Boko Haram militants kidnapped nearly 300 girls from their school in Nigeria.  The social media cry for justice #BringBackOurGirls has fostered global attention; however some have criticized the campaign claiming it is low level information that does not offer any real purpose.  It has been argued that…

Addressing Stereotypes in Stock Photos

Originally posted on Clearly Connected Conversation:
Getty Images teamed with LeanIn.org to create a collection of stock photos intended to represent women in a more empowering light. LeanIn.org is the foundation launched by Sheryl Sandberg, author of Women, Work and the Will to Lead. The book, published last year, challenged women and the business world…

Malala Yousafzai wins Europe’s Sakharov Award: endangered empowering leadership

The honors keep piling up. Malala Yousafzai has won Europe’s Sakharov Award for her human rights work. And tomorrow, we may hear she has won a Nobel Peace Prize. What does this mean for this highly visible 16 year old global activist? A Canada.com profile notes, “European lawmakers awarded their top human rights prize, [a […]

Malala Yousafzai: A Teen Leader, A World Beacon

In Islamabad, Pakistan, Taliban extremists shot 14-year old Malala Yousafzai because she was an effective leader, uniting people for education rights for girls. (See Washington Post article). The Post quoted an editorial in the News: “Malala Yousafzai is in critical condition today, and so is Pakistan….. We are infected with the cancer of extremism, and […]