Successful women are in society

A society can be called safe or unsafe based on how society treats a person and how successful women are in society. There is continuous discrimination against women and girls and everything from violence and even discrimination in their economic background and even some traditional practices are all few of the things that women face every day. The empowerment and wellbeing of women in society is something we should keep in mind and maintain it in the right way as much as possible. Women if are empowered they first develop into better individuals thus helping the society into a better future. At the same time, empowered women prefer to have a healthy lifestyle and contribute to improving the well being of people and the environment.

The countries all around the world have been too good in bringing out the best effect of people especially women and then helping them out to make their mark on the world. The women and their empowerment have to be done in such a way that the numerous obstacles they face have to be removed at all times, thus making them properly impoverished and enjoyable. Equal economic and cultural status need to be maintained and even do well in political decision making at all times.

The women have to be made sure that responsibility and power should be done in such a way that women should keep their homes and at the same time people need to maintain the wellness of men and women in the workplace and how well the national and international society maintains people all around the world. The equality of men and women should be proven and ensured that at all times in every stage of life thus maintained in such a way that there is equality in development and peace to the society.

A society where the members are okay with how the world is moving and how it enjoys the attention in such a way that men and women in society need to be in perfect sync. Once all the components in the society combine and sustain the wellness of women, then everything falls into place and the society develops into a better place for development and empowerment thus ensuring that people are in a good place and at a good time. My latest blog post explains this information in detail and then understand it in a better way.

Global research

Global research clearly indicates that women workforce contribute more for economic development in most of the countries. By ignoring the gender inequalities, the modern world is welcoming the talents of women and giving them the way to prove themselves. The path to success can always be tricky and navigating, especially for women. There are several steps to be followed to become successful women.

GET EDUCATED

Along with your goals, you need to plan out exactly what you have to learn to achieve that goal. Education is always a weapon to fight against all the barriers that restrict your way to success. Knowledge would lead you in the right way for accomplishing the objective. If you are an artist, education brings contact with you and the interactions open ways to conceptualize your creativity.

SET GOALS

Becoming a successful professional in life is not an easy task for women as compared to men. It is just because men have greater access to education and are free to do anything by ignoring the time barrier as well as social restrictions and responsibilities. The most important thing to do first is to set the goal to be achieved. Setting the goal and working for achieving it becomes the initial step. Set the goal on what you wish to achieve with your creation.

Moreover, every woman needed to be determined and courageous to get into a highly competitive world. Internet helps you with a lot of success stories that give the confidence and motivation to work. You can open up and explore any site here for more ways to become successful and create a better living. Create a page for your art, give some promotion, at least among your friends and the rest gets automatically taken care of.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND BE CONFIDENT

Being a woman, to get into society with the motive of being successful by doing a profession needs confidence in mind. Confidence gives a woman the power to face any problems and not to go back. Believe in yourself and always repeat that “I can and I will”. Confidence can be built only by increasing knowledge about the work you are doing. So it is important to understand the work to be done and be honest in doing the work. While showcasing your creation, never move out of the crowd. Instead, be a crowd-puller and your work will produce an impact you always aspired to achieve. This is possible only when you show your confidence.

 

Emerging modern development

Women working force is an emerging modern development in the world. Many women with immense calibre could not earn because of stringent rules and barriers created by society in the 19th and 20 centuries. Women, in fact, are seen as “a historical figure” i.e. located outside of history. Women have been challenged by inequality in the workforce. They were limited to low-paid and poor status occupations.

In the 20th century, the labour market shifted and the minds of people travelled in a different way. Women are given rights to access higher education, they are allowed to do work in the same way the men do. There are different success stories in many websites that gives the motivation to do something in life.

There was a girl named Sara Maria born in a poverty stricken family in a small town in Japan. Her family had 7 members which were not that easy to feed them every day. From then her struggle to help her father to feed the family begins. At the age of 12, she worked at a coffee shop after her school time for an earning. Even in that difficulty, her ultimate aim was to become a professional and succeed in life. Gradually at the age of 15, she worked as an agricultural labour which paid her a little more. As a custom of society, the girl with a lot of dreams got married to a construction worker at the age of 17. And she is found with 2 children before she could realise it.

Even at that busy family life she convinced her husband and struggled a lot to take a degree. A middle class woman like Sara who went for higher education was a great news. And the majority of the society blamed her husband for allowing her to study. This was the end of the family life of Sara and they got separated when she was just 21. People including her family could not understand her and this forced her to run away to anywhere else with her kids.

She rose again after some time, and this was the new beginning. Her struggles had given her enough moments to let people know the aspirations of women and she had the skill to emote. Her numerous plays are now inspiring women from all walks of life to move forward and succeed and that is the power of art.

 

Women’s International Study Center’s

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Women’s International Study Center’s (WISC’s) inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014.  Your participation and engagement in the 2-day conversations made the event an incredibly inspiring community experience, and created awareness for the need for intergenerational communication about issues affecting women around the world.

Women in thus modern world get awareness about their rights and they fight against the inequality. The status of the women is now changing in India. If you look at the women there will be a lot of ups and downs in their life. Among the illiterate people, the inequality in the difference is based on the gender. Most of the women get tortured for the dowry and about three in one women facing the sexual abuse. The recommended book which contains the list of influential women who changed the world is available online. You can try this site to know about the women who made lot of differences in the world.

Now we will focus on few examples of women how they are changing the world. Ramabai Pandita, during her school days girls are not allowed to study. But she proved that women can study by learning Sanskrit to read and write. Mission was set up by her for the widows and encouraged them to be educated and independent.

Another woman named Laxmi Lakra is a first woman engine driver for the northern railways. The native place for her is Jharkhand and females are not allowed to study or go for work. This rule is broken by her and she became the engine driver.

WISC would also like to thank each of the extraordinary panelists who offered their insights and knowledge with authenticity and excellence. We would especially like to thank U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for inviting us into such a personal and thoughtful discussion about her life, experiences and perspectives.

How Women Are Changing the World 

Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World             — August 15-16, 2014

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Women’s International Study Center’s (WISC’s) inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014.  Your participation and engagement in the 2-day conversations made the event an incredibly inspiring community experience, and created awareness for the need for intergenerational communication about issues affecting women around the world. It is always better to understand how well a society developed in the right manner will be in the best intention to improve society. The women need a lot of support and if done in the right manner nothing can ever stop them at any time and you can find out this here. WISC would also like to thank each of the extraordinary panelists who offered their insights and knowledge with authenticity and excellence. We would especially like to thank U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for inviting us into such a personal and thoughtful discussion about her life, experiences and perspectives.

WISC’s inaugural Symposium could not have been possible without the support of WISC’s Board of Directors, our Academic Advisory Committee, our incredible team of volunteers, and our generous Sponsors and Supporters including our host, the Drury Plaza Hotel-Santa Fe.

EVALUATION SURVEY:

If you attended WISC’s 2014 Symposium and you did not have a chance to fill out an evaluation, please use this LINK to fill out our online evaluation form. Your feedback is incredibly important to help us understand how we can improve the Symposium and make next year’s event an even greater success. Thank you!

PROGRAM BOOK:

For the Symposium agenda, session descriptions and speaker biographies, please download the Program Book. Many thanks to graphic designer Terri Jerry for provding your time and immense talent.

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:

Please read the Introductory Remarks to the Symposium by Helena Ribe, member of the WISC Board of Directors and Chair of the Symposium Content Committee.

SESSION RECORDINGS:

Many thanks to KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio 101.1FM and Alliance Audio Visual for providing these recordings.

A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WISC Symposium 2014 Plenary Session

FOCUS SESSIONS:

Women in the Labor Force and Business

Women in Cultural Preservation

Women in the Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Women in the Arts

First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today

Second Afternoon Session: A Global Perspective

Concluding Session: What Are the Lessons and Insights Gained Today

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: KSFR ZELIE POLLON’S INTERVIEWS WITH SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

 

Many thanks to KSFR’s Zelie Pollon for providing exclusive access to these interviews.

 

Interview with Catherine Allen (Part 1)

Interview with Catherine Allen (Part 2)

Interview with Arlene Goldbard

Interview with Meryl Marshall-Daniels

Interview with Courtney Martin

Interview with Jennifer Raymond

 

 

SESSION HANDOUTS:

 

The following is a list of handouts that were available at the Symposium and referenced by Symposium panelists:

 

“Bridging the Big Divide,” Marano, H, Schreiber,K and Model,M. 2013. Psychology Today, sponsored by Sun Life Financial. Referenced by Catherine Allen, panelist, Women in the Labor Force and Business.

“Data on Women in STEM,” prepared and referenced by Jennifer Raymond, panelist, First Morning Session: Starting Point and Concluding Session: What Are the Lessons and Insights, and moderator, Women in Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

“M@B Bluprint: Millenials and Boomers Shaping Each Others’ Lives,” Everton, M, AIMSights. Prepared and referenced by Marsha Everton, panelist, First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today.

“Risk & Reinvention Matrix,” prepared and referenced by Marsha Everton, panelist, First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today; Meryl Marshall-Daniels, panelist, First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today and Second Afternoon Session: Global Perspectives; and Helena Ribe, panelist, Concluding Session: What are the Lessons and Insights.

“The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level.” Zenger, J and Folkman, J. 2014. Harvard Business Review. Referenced by Catherine Allen, panelist, Women in the Labor Force and Business.

“WISC Report on the Status of Women in the US,” prepared and referenced by Letitia Chambers, panelist, First Morning Session: Starting Point and Concluding Session: What Are the Lessons and Insights, and moderator, Women in Cultural Preservation.

“Women in Sciences, Engineering and Technology,” prepared and referenced by Joan Woodard, panelist, Women in Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

 

 

SYMPOSIUM PHOTOS:

 

Please enjoy browsing images from the Symposium in our Image Gallery. Many thanks once again to photographer Jane Bernard for providing these stunning images.

 

 

 

LUNCH DISCUSSION INSIGHTS:

 

Click HERE to read the Symposium participants’ insights during the lunch table discussions.

 

 

 

SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION:

 

WISC was pleased to host its inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014 at the new Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.

 

More than three hundred women and men gathered at the 2014 Symposium to explore women’s accomplishments, challenges and opportunities across disciplines, ethnicities and generations. Beginning with a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more than 30 experts in scholarship, science, technology, engineering, art, law, cultural preservation, business and labor force analysis engaged in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences. The Symposium sought to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to our world.

 

Once again, WISC would like to thank our Board of Directors, our Academic Advisory Commitee, our Content and Planning Committees, our numerous volunteers, our generous Sponsors and Supporters, and YOU who attended our inaugural Symposium, gave of your time and yourselves, and made it authentic and meaningful. Thank you!

 

 

Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World   

Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World             — August 15-16, 2014

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Women’s International Study Center’s (WISC’s) inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014.  Your participation and engagement in the 2-day conversations made the event an incredibly inspiring community experience, and created awareness for the need for intergenerational communication about issues affecting women around the world. WISC would also like to thank each of the extraordinary panelists who offered their insights and knowledge with authenticity and excellence. We would especially like to thank U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for inviting us into such a personal and thoughtful discussion about her life, experiences and perspectives.

 

WISC’s inaugural Symposium could not have been possible without the support of WISC’s Board of Directors, our Academic Advisory Committee, our incredible team of volunteers, and our generous Sponsors and Supporters including our host, the Drury Plaza Hotel-Santa Fe.

 

 

 

EVALUATION SURVEY:

 

If you attended WISC’s 2014 Symposium and you did not have a chance to fill out an evaluation, please use this LINK to fill out our online evaluation form. Evaluations in this area will help us to improve the quality of work and how well things have been taken care of. It is important to constantly improve and check the description out once and for all times. The symposia give an opportunity in the best way to maintain the ability to ensure that the services are provided in the best way. Your feedback is incredibly important to help us understand how we can improve the Symposium and make next year’s event an even greater success. Thank you!

 

 

 

PROGRAM BOOK:

 

For the Symposium agenda, session descriptions and speaker biographies, please download the Program Book. Many thanks to graphic designer Terri Jerry for provding your time and immense talent.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:

 

Please read the Introductory Remarks to the Symposium by Helena Ribe, member of the WISC Board of Directors and Chair of the Symposium Content Committee.

 

 

 

SESSION RECORDINGS:

 

Many thanks to KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio 101.1FM and Alliance Audio Visual for providing these recordings.

 

A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WISC Symposium 2014 Plenary Session

FOCUS SESSIONS:

Women in the Labor Force and Business

Women in Cultural Preservation

Women in the Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Women in the Arts

First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today

Second Afternoon Session: A Global Perspective

Concluding Session: What Are the Lessons and Insights Gained Today

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: KSFR ZELIE POLLON’S INTERVIEWS WITH SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

 

Many thanks to KSFR’s Zelie Pollon for providing exclusive access to these interviews.

 

Interview with Catherine Allen (Part 1)

Interview with Catherine Allen (Part 2)

Interview with Arlene Goldbard

Interview with Meryl Marshall-Daniels

Interview with Courtney Martin

Interview with Jennifer Raymond

 

 

SESSION HANDOUTS:

 

The following is a list of handouts that were available at the Symposium and referenced by Symposium panelists:

 

“Bridging the Big Divide,” Marano, H, Schreiber,K and Model,M. 2013. Psychology Today, sponsored by Sun Life Financial. Referenced by Catherine Allen, panelist, Women in the Labor Force and Business.

“Data on Women in STEM,” prepared and referenced by Jennifer Raymond, panelist, First Morning Session: Starting Point and Concluding Session: What Are the Lessons and Insights, and moderator, Women in Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

“M@B Bluprint: Millenials and Boomers Shaping Each Others’ Lives,” Everton, M, AIMSights. Prepared and referenced by Marsha Everton, panelist, First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today.

“Risk & Reinvention Matrix,” prepared and referenced by Marsha Everton, panelist, First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today; Meryl Marshall-Daniels, panelist, First Afternoon Session: Young Women Today and Second Afternoon Session: Global Perspectives; and Helena Ribe, panelist, Concluding Session: What are the Lessons and Insights.

“The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level.” Zenger, J and Folkman, J. 2014. Harvard Business Review. Referenced by Catherine Allen, panelist, Women in the Labor Force and Business.

“WISC Report on the Status of Women in the US,” prepared and referenced by Letitia Chambers, panelist, First Morning Session: Starting Point and Concluding Session: What Are the Lessons and Insights, and moderator, Women in Cultural Preservation.

“Women in Sciences, Engineering and Technology,” prepared and referenced by Joan Woodard, panelist, Women in Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

 

 

SYMPOSIUM PHOTOS:

 

Please enjoy browsing images from the Symposium in our Image Gallery. Many thanks once again to photographer Jane Bernard for providing these stunning images.

 

 

 

LUNCH DISCUSSION INSIGHTS:

 

Click HERE to read the Symposium participants’ insights during the lunch table discussions.

 

 

 

SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION:

 

WISC was pleased to host its inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014 at the new Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.

 

More than three hundred women and men gathered at the 2014 Symposium to explore women’s accomplishments, challenges and opportunities across disciplines, ethnicities and generations. Beginning with a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more than 30 experts in scholarship, science, technology, engineering, art, law, cultural preservation, business and labor force analysis engaged in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences. The Symposium sought to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to our world.

 

Once again, WISC would like to thank our Board of Directors, our Academic Advisory Commitee, our Content and Planning Committees, our numerous volunteers, our generous Sponsors and Supporters, and YOU who attended our inaugural Symposium, gave of your time and yourselves, and made it authentic and meaningful. Thank you!

 

 

Opportunities for Scholars, Researchers and Professionals in Residence at WISC

The Women’s International Study Center (WISC) seeks applicants for residential fellowships Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Attracting travelers from around the world, Santa Fe is known for its art markets, museums, and research and academic institutions. The region has beautiful scenery, year-round outdoor activities and a rich mix of American, Spanish Colonial and Native American history. Acequia Madre House is on a 3.5-acre property in a quiet, historic neighborhood.

The Marilyn Mason Fellowship

Artists, writers, scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs, as individuals and in groups, are encouraged to apply for residencies available throughout the year. WISC seeks proposals aligned with our focus areas – broadly defined as the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy – inspired by the three generations of women who built and lived in Acequia Madre House. Proposals by women are accepted, as are those of anyone working in these focus areas as they relate directly to the interests and experiences of women.

Click here for bios of current and former WISC Fellows.

Fellows live and work in two residences on the property. This is mainly because of the necessity that they have to be available anytime they are asked for as soon as possible. At the same time, it is important that they get relevant rest and thus are energetic and then take care of their duties well. Web link here provides more data on such facilities and how well they can be used in day to day life. Housing includes a private bedroom with a desk, private and shared bathrooms, common kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and access to wifi and a network printer. Housekeeping services are provided weekly.

Residencies are typically up to four weeks long.

 

Each fellow or group of fellows is encouraged to make a public presentation (WISC will assist in organizing presentations) during the period in residence. WISC asks that fellows acknowledge WISC in any publications, exhibitions, etc., that result from the work conducted during the residency.

 

The application requests:

 

Completed application form

500-word project proposal

Résumé or curriculum vitae

One-to-three work samples from individuals

Two work samples from a group or one per person within the group

Three letters of recommendation from individuals

Two letters of recommendation for a group or one per person within the group

Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed by a distinguished Academic Advisory Committee . However, they are only reviewed twice a year with review periods beginning March 1 and November 1. Notifications in early May and early January.

 

To access the applications, click on the button labeled “Click here to submit” below. Applications are only accepted online through Submittable.com. Applications submitted through any other means will not be reviewed.

 

There are three distinct WISC Fellowship-in-Residence applications, for individual applicants, for groups of up to three, and for groups of four-to-six.

 

Individual Fellowships-in-Residence

Individual applicants selected for a fellowship will receive a $1,000 stipend for a residency lasting four or more weeks. Stipends for shorter residencies will be prorated by the number of days at $36/day.

 

Group Fellowships-in-Residence

The group residency is meant to support a group of collaborators in need of a period of residency to engage in teambuilding and/or work on a project together. WISC can accommodate a group size of up to three individuals year-round and up to six individuals during the summer.

 

Group fellowship applicants will submit one application with a joint proposal that indicates the specific expertise, skills and contributions of each individual toward the group project.

 

Members of a group selected for a fellowship will share a $1,000 stipend for a residency lasting four or more weeks. Stipends for shorter residencies will be prorated by the number of days at $36/day.

 

Additional Logistics

Security Deposit: A $200 deposit will be withheld from stipends and paid at the end of the residency if no damage to the residence is incurred.

 

Family Members: Spouses, partners and children cannot be accommodated.

 

Pets: Regulations prohibit pets in the residences with the exception of assistance animals.

 

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the residences.

 

Artists: Currently, there is no studio space for artists in our historic residential properties. However, artists working in two dimensional formats using ink or pencil or in digital media may work in their rooms in the residences. Others should inquire.

 

Persons with Disabilities: If you require disability accommodations for housing or other aspects of a residency, please contact the WISC at 505-983-6538 or email info@wisc-amh.org

 

Former WISC Fellows must wait two years from the start date of their last fellowship before applying for another fellowship.

 

Other Questions: If you have other specific questions, please contact WISC at 505-983-6538 or email info@wisc-amh.org.

Contributions to Women’s International Study Center

 

The work of the Women’s International Study Center, established as a New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation, is supported by contributions. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways in which you can help carry this work forward.

The program aims to bring people together under the roof of being friends and benefactors and at the same time giving people the help they require in any field they want it to be. You could try this out as this will be a major advantage in encouraging women and making sure that they can pursue their career choices and improve their livelihood.

There is a full range of giving opportunities from major gifts supporting significant aspects of WISC programs, to sponsorship of individual fellowships or scholarships, to general contributions to the annual fund. In addition, the long-term goal is to develop an endowment to ensure the continuation of WISC. We would be happy to discuss gifts to endowment, naming opportunities and planned or deferred gifts tailored to your financial plan.

 

FRIENDS & BENEFACTORS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM:

 

WISC welcomes those who support our mission and programs and who wish to show that support by becoming Friends or Benefactors of WISC. All memberships are one year in duration and renewable on or before the date the membership begins. The categories and benefits for Friends and Benefactors are listed below.

 

FRIENDS – are listed on the WISC website and in the annual publication alphabetically by last name in the categories of their giving. An individual is a Friend, while in the dual classification, both are Friends.

 

Friend/s – Individual $50, Dual $90: Listing on WISC website and receive “Friends & Benefactors Newsletter.”

 

Contributing Friend/s – Individual $150, Dual $200: All of the above, plus priority (advance) invitation to Fellows Evenings.

 

Supporting Friend/s – Individual $250; Dual $350: All of the above, plus invitations to WISC’s Annual Lawn Party and to receptions for Symposium speakers or Fellows.

 

Sustaining Friend/s – Individual $500, Dual $750: All of the above, plus invitations to quarterly Salon Evenings and to a Holiday Tea.

 

 

 

BENEFACTORS – are listed on the WISC website and in any publications alphabetically by last name in the categories of their giving. Donation amounts may be applied to individual or dual memberships. An individual is a Benefactor, while in the dual classification, both are Benefactors.

 

Benefactor/s – $1,000+: All of the above, plus priority (advance) invitation to Salon Evenings, listing in events programs, and reserved seating and acknowledgement at presentations.

 

Supporting Benefactor/s – $5,000+: All of the above, plus a named sponsorship of the Archive for the year of the gift, with acknowledgement in the Archive and with a recognition citation.

 

Sustaining Benefactor/s – $10,000+: All of the above, plus naming of one of that year’s Fellowships.

 

Lead Benefactor/s – $25,000+: All of the above, plus a named sponsorship of WISC’s year with special acknowledgement online, in print and in a framed citation in the Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House.

 

Individual and dual members may join by selecting the appropriate level below. All payments may be made online using PayPal or credit/debit card. For anyone wishing to become a member at the Sustaining Benefactor level of $10,000 and above, or at the Lead Benefactor Level of $25,000 and above, please contact Karen Dugas, WISC Director, at kdugas@wisc-amh.org to discuss naming opportunities and payment details in person or by phone.

 

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NEW: Student Friend Memberships: We are now offering 50% reduced rate memberships at each “Friend” level for full-time college and university students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Full-time status is defined as enrollment in the equivalent of 12 or more semester credit hours at the undergraduate level, or 9 or more semester credit hours at the graduate or professional level. Recent graduates may benefit from the student rate for one additional year post-graduation.

 

Student Friend: $25.      Student Contributing Friend: $75.      Student Supporting Friend: $125.      Student Sustaining Friend: $250.

 

Student Friends receive the same benefits as standard Friend memberships as listed above.

Tarja Halonen, first female President of Finland (2000 to 2012), in conversation with Halla Tómasdóttir, runner-up in Iceland’s Presidential Elections in 2016

WHAT:  A WISC Conversation: Leadership Values in a Changing World

 

WHERE:  New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

 

WHEN:  Monday, September 18, 2017, doors open at 5:40pm, event begins promptly at 6pm.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Finland is known to be one of the most socially progressive countries in the world with the highest scores for meeting basic human needs, and building foundations of wellbeing and opportunity.

The government has to shoulder the responsibility to meet the basic needs of its citizens. Visite site to understand about various government programs that is designed to help the citizens. The government sets parameters for the citizens behaviour and they protect them for any outside interference. The government plays a key role in ensuring that its citizens are happy their well-being is taken care of.

Finland’s education system has been praised as one of the best in the world. Iceland ranks first when it comes to closing the gender gap and was the first country in the world to democratically elect a woman president in 1980. In fact, all the Nordic countries rank in the top 10.  What allows a nation to make such strides toward a high quality of life?

 

As Finns celebrate one hundred years of independence, WISC, the Women’s International Study Center, is honored to welcome Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland from 2000 to 2012, the first woman to hold that office, and Halla Tómasdóttir, Icelandic presidential candidate in 2016. They will appear in a conversation moderated by Willa Seldon, partner in The Bridgespan Group. The event will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6pm at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium.

 

The WISC Conversation, Leadership Values in a Changing World, will focus on how to lead from values and principles with the goals of obtaining sustainability, and improving equality and gender balance. The speakers will reflect on their personal experiences and lessons from Nordic leadership, on whether women bring different values to leadership, and the relevance of those values in today’s political climate.

 

TARJA HALONEN

 

Tarja Halonen served two terms as President of Finland from 2000-2012. During her presidency, she was co-chair of the United Nations Millennium Summit, co-chair of the Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, co-chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and Chair of the Council of Women Leaders.

 

Prior to her election, she served as Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Minister of Justice, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. Over her political career, which began in 1974, President Halonen has paid close attention to issues of human rights, democracy and civil society. Issues concerning social justice and promotion of gender equality have been central themes.

 

President Halonen has also been actively engaged with non-governmental organizations and trade unions. After her exit from office, the TH Global Sustainability Foundation was established in 2012 to promote the work of President Halonen in the field of Sustainable Development. She continues to work closely with the UN and several NGOs. Among other duties she is currently Co-Chair of the Health and Human Rights working group established by the WHO and the UN OHCHR, alternate Co-Chair of the Every Woman Every Child Movement’s Steering Group, member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Global UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and UN Drylands Ambassador.

 

HALLA TÓMASDÓTTIR

 

Halla is a Change Catalyst on a quest to inspire and empower leaders to release the value of principle-based and gender balanced leadership. She has passionately pursued this purpose as a business leader in Corporate America with M&M; and Pepsi Cola, as the first female CEO of Iceland’s Chamber of commerce and as an executive and non-executive director for diverse businesses. An entrepreneur at heart, she joined the founding team of Reykjavik University where she founded the Executive Education department and led a successful initiative focused on empowering women and girls as entrepreneurs, leaders and investors. In 2007 she co-founded an investment firm with the vision to incorporate feminine values into finance. The company made international headlines when it successfully survived Iceland’s infamous economic meltdown. In 2016, Halla ran for President in Iceland. She was an independent candidate with no prior political experience and surprised everyone as she emerged from an initial 1% in the polls to becoming the runner-up.

 

Halla holds an international MBA from Thunderbird and has lived and worked in the US, the UK and across the Nordics. Her work led her to the TED stage twice and she has delivered keynotes and participated in dialogues about leadership and gender for companies and conferences around the world. Newsweek named her to a list of 150 women who “shake the world” and the New Yorker called her a “Living Emoji of Sincerity”.

 

Halla is married and a proud mom of two teenagers and a puppy.

 

Website and social media:

www.hallatomasdottir.com

Twitter: @HallaTomas

Public Facebook: @hallatomas

 

WILLA SELDON

 

Willa Seldon is a partner in The Bridgespan Group (San Francisco) a nonprofit advisory group and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists focused on breakthrough impact. Willa advises nonprofits, social enterprises and philanthropists, collaborating with leaders to refine their strategies and improve their operating models. Willa has led engagements with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Family Independence Initiative, the Rockefeller Foundation, and StriveTogether and advised collaborative efforts, such as the White House Council for Community Solutions.

 

Experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds has given Willa unique managerial and leadership skills. Her for-profit experience includes seven years at Milepost, a
venture capital firm she cofounded and seven years as the executive director of AirTouch Communications, a multibillion dollar wireless communications company. In the nonprofit world, Willa served as the chief executive officer of the Glide Foundation, a large multi-service organization. Prior to Glide, Willa served as the executive director of the Tides Center, an organization engaged in providing infrastructure services to nonprofit groups.

 

Willa is a member of the Board of Directors of College Futures Foundation, former vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College, and former chair of KQED. She also was awarded the Most Influential Women in Business award by the San Francisco Business Times. Willa has an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, a JD from Yale Law School, and an AB in Economics from Bryn Mawr College.

World Class Musicians Teach & Learn at Acequia Madre House™

Since 2007, as the consequence of the close relationship between the Paloheimo family and the composer Jean Sibelius, superb musicians from the Sibelius Academy in Finland have conducted master-classes called Creative Dialogue at Acequia Madre House™. Their students are accomplished international musicians from Juilliard, Yale, Eastman and other distinguished conservatories nominated by their respective deans.

Most musicians conduct music classes for a second income. If you want to enter into this then this article source will guide you on how to start a music class. You can do it independently without joining with other music companies. However to start your classes can be tough work.

You have to put in some work and be dedicated about setting up your classes.

For this first you need to figure out what your teaching identity is. Your teaching studio is a business and you need to give it some identity. Many private tutors just go with their name which gives the classes its own identity. However you may also have a name for your music studio. If you like to teach and you really want to brand your business then this gives it some legitimacy. Most freelance musicians teach music to earn . To get into this business make your presence not only offline but also online. Have webpage which will let you get more clients.

Decide on a location where you would want to conduct your music classes. If your home space is clean and comfortable then you can operate your teaching studio from here. However if you have roommates or noisy neighbours then you need to look for a rented space. This adds to your expense but when you have a dedicated music class then this can make your business more legitimate. You can also charge a higher fee to compensate for the excess rent.

Make use of technology to market your business. Today many teachers are making use of the video chat and online services to attract students. You will have to invest into these if you are just starting out. Once you gain fame then the word will spread on its own.

Each Creative Dialogue session concludes with a free concert at St. Francis Auditorium. Many of the students describe the experience as transformative. From the inception, these master classes have had a strong female presence both among the master musicians and pupils.

More info:  Creative Dialogue