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Ukrainian Natallia Karpenko Partners with Powerful Women International Connections to Assist Ukraine

In Humanitarianism, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Ukrainian-born Natallia Karpenko returned to the US in February 2022 just before the war erupted. Still unable to leave Ukraine, her family moved to another, hopefully, safer location. Natallia, who is already familiar with charity organizational structures and has a marketing background in the healthcare industry, has been organizing fund drives and orchestrating proper channels to ensure assistance gets to …

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Fawzia Koofi Began Impacting the Future for Afghan Women When She Won a Seat in Parliament

In Diplomat, Education, gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Fawzia Koofi is one of the bravest and most confident young women you’ll meet. Education is partly responsible for that, and also, she’d tell you, her father’s good name as a legislator, but, what you learn when you meet her is that she owns herself. Fawzia’s passage from child to determined woman onto political leadership is a journey like most …

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Struggles to Rise – A Poem by Chaitali Sinha for International Womens Day 2022

In Peace, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Chaitali Sinha of India is one of our Daughter’s Global Mentees and, as such, a young member of our Frontrunners League.  One of our resident poets, we often share her offerings to bring unity and share a youth perspective on events and the status of world conditions.  She always shines a beautiful light.  Here’s her offering for International Women’s Day …

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HM Dr Uba Iwunwa Uses Her Artistry and Monarchy to Help African Widows

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Peace, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Her Majesty Dr. Uba Iwunwa is an actor, vocal artist, and awarded humanitarian, referred to as the “Empress of Peace.” Using her own personal story of overcoming gender challenges, she is carrying on the royal legacy her father left her to impact the world with her talents and her leadership abilities. Her Majesty (of the African Dynasty of the Monarchy …

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Bishnu Pariyar is Bringing Equality to Women in Nepal Regardless of Caste Status

In Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Determination plus courage and education pushed Bishnu Pariyar beyond her own limits as a lower caste member of a village in Nepal. Her story is one that will be retold in books and films, but, for Frontrunners Innovate, Bishnu shares her story, her work, and how this type of diversity movement is leveling the “playing field” for women in her …

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Ambassador Ghazala Khan Talks with Frontrunners Development Founder Mary Kurek

In Diplomat, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Publisher Channel, The Next Generation Leaders, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Federation of Gender and Human Rights Ambassador, Ghazala Khan, interviewed Mary Kurek about how the Frontrunners properties (the League Partner Community and the Innovate Media Platform) came to be. As friends and business partners, the Ambassador and Mary talk conversationally about how Mary began her company and what types of projects and partnerships are happening with her business development work. …

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Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path

In gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Katja Iversen fills several roles under the titles of influencer and leader that include author, speaker, consultant, board member, and policymaker. Her work over the course of 25 years has been significant in making a difference to girls, women leaders, and politicians worldwide, thus pulling her from her UN work to the private world into board rooms, serving on presidential …

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Nikita Shukla is a World Economic Forum Shaper Using “Courageous Conversations” To Create Change

In Health, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment, Youth by Mary Kurek

Nikita Shukla is a youth advocate, equality-in-healthcare promotor, and economic empowerment activist. As a World Economic Forum “Shaper,” Nikita’s work centers on having what she calls “courageous conversations.” These conversations would be the ones where the aim is to find that place of mindset shift where change can actually happen.  Nikita understands that her youth, sex, and even her skin …

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Dr. Karen Lomax Claimed Her New Life The Day Her Old One Left and Now Helps Other Women on Their Journey

In Empowerment, Frontrunners in Faith, Publisher Channel, veterans, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

H.E. Dr. Karen D. Lomax, BCMCLC is a remarkable, vivacious, veteran, chaplain, life coach, and literary agent. She is a major force for helping women find themselves, especially during and after hard times. Dr. Lomax is the Founder and President of Karen Lomax Ministries, KAIROS Editing and Publishing, H.E.R.R.S. LLC Professional Life Coaching, and H.I.S. Outreach Ministry. Dr. Lomax has …

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Ambassador Ghazala Khan is Helping to Make History with Social Impact Policy Making

In Empowerment, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Her Excellency, Ghazala Khan, is a United Nations Diplomat and Mission Head/Ambassador at the Federation of International Gender and Human Rights (FIGHR) to The Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Her twenty-year background in finance, business development, training, and mentoring in the private sector and all sizes of NGOs supports the Ambassador’s current efforts at developing systems and process solutions for huge …