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How We Can End Orphanage Volunteering: #StopOrphanTrips

How We Can End Orphanage Volunteering: #StopOrphanTrips

This is a follow up piece that I wrote on Runaway Juno Most Children in Orphanages aren’t Orphans: Let’s #StopOrphanTrips. I wrote a post reporting that most children in orphanages are not really orphans. The donation money coming into orphanages isn’t helping children, volunteering at these orphanages isn’t ethical; it is enabling a broken institution and ... Read More
 
Virtual Reality: Benefits of a Virtual Conference

Virtual Reality: Benefits of a Virtual Conference

Many of you might be wondering why AWE decided to go digital this year. Was it simply the bottom line? It was more than that for us. We wanted to open the platform wider and let AWE Connect to reach a wider audience. Many women living in Asia might have the access to travel or ... Read More
 
5 Quotes about the Struggles for Female Business Owners

5 Quotes about the Struggles for Female Business Owners

We searched the internet for quotes from five fabulous female business owners. They talked about their struggles as entrepreneurs and how they overcame the biggest issues in their careers. It’s not just about the bottom line… It’s about a state of mind when you’re a lady in charge. Over-Thinking Avoiding ‘paralysis by analysis’ is a ... Read More
 
3 Reasons Why You Are Never Too Old To Succeed

3 Reasons Why You Are Never Too Old To Succeed

Written by Amy McPherson When it comes to entrepreneurship, most people think of smart, young bright minds who are fresh out of university; the under 30s with the world at their feet and their sight set beyond the career horizon. These are the faces behind many of today’s fashion brands, health movements and digital start-ups, ... Read More
 
What is Feminism?

What is Feminism?

Fighting for female equality, like most things, can be done in 1,000 different ways and none of these ways are the definitive “correct way”. Depending on one’s priorities, some ways are better than others, but all of the ways are an attempt to achieve the same basic outcome. If you believe that women (and men) ... Read More
 
Let Your Light Burn Brighter!

Let Your Light Burn Brighter!

In today’s world, violence, anger, and Donald Trump make up the majority of the evening news. Where can we go when we feel so depressed from the daily muck? We have to go within and let our inner light shine. There are many of us who carry an inner light in a darkened world. We ... Read More
 
We Need to Stop Being “Mean Girls”

We Need to Stop Being “Mean Girls”

It’s not “fetch” to be a mean girl. I believe in female empowerment and that women can do anything they set their minds to. But why have women not yet taken over the world? Because girls can be awful. Straight up mean. We form cliques, talk behind each other’s backs and judge whether or not ... Read More
 
Freelancing – What You Need to Know

Freelancing – What You Need to Know

With more and more people choosing to do freelance work, sometimes it can seem like it’s the ‘easy’ way out – after all, you won’t be micromanaged by your boss and not have to deal with office politics or those horrible clients thrown at you. However – that’s still not entirely true. You’re going to ... Read More
 

How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding

Digital personal branding is becoming a necessity, and social media plays a huge role in that. We’ve all read the stories of people who’ve been fired for making some insensitive comment about their employers on Facebook, or even jailed for joking about immigration policy on Twitter. Social media has gone beyond ‘fun’ and a way to ... Read More
 

18 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Women’s Conference

We’ve put together 18 reasons why you should attend a women’s conference – see whether you agree! 1. Be inspired by cool women 2. Meet mentors 3. Experience girl power all together 4. Learn about new ideas 5. Be silly together without anyone caring 6. Make new best friends 7. Get to travel to the ... Read More