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Just Omomo Ibe Shares Her Vision for Equity in Education with a Panel of Peers

In Africa, African Influence, Education, equality, Publisher Channel by Blessing Enofe

Just Omono Ibe shared her passion and vision for African Government Stakeholders Engagement Forum (AGSEF) with a panel of advocates and advisors in this conversation facilitated by Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Development President and CEO. The focus for Just was equity in education. With impact experts Angela Unufe-Kennedy (UK), Dr. Toby Malichi (US), Jean Narcisse (US), and Onounju Silver (Ethiopia) on …

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National Athlete From Afghanistan Advocates for Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Leadership

In Game Changers, gender equality, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment, Youth by Blessing Enofe

National Athlete From Afghanistan Advocates for Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Leadership and launches her soccer academy for kids.

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Shelly Houser Teaches Professionals What Equality Looks Like for Disabled Persons

In Disabled, Empowerment, equality, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Advocate for disabled persons, Shelly Houser, was born without a hip and leg but hasn’t let that slow her down for a minute. A bundle of determination, Shelly’s life is a how-to guide for persons who fight the mental battle of “I cannot.” The proud mother of 3 has had case studies written about her pregnancies and now consults with …

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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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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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Monica Kretschmer Supports and Inspires All Women Through The Universal Womens Network™

In Networking, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by ihelmadmin

The Founder and CEO of The Universal Womens Network™, Monica Kretschmer, has a challenge-to-success story of her own that has allowed her to put the framework together to support other women. Monica celebrates women (and the men who support them) through awards, mentors, education, publicity, and more. The Universal Womens Network™ is a global platform committed to advance gender equality, …

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Mary Kurek’s Remarks at the UN75 Day of the Girl Child and the Launch of YOUTHGETHER Global

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On Sunday, October 11th, the International Day of the Girl Child, Mary Kurek, CEO of Frontrunners Development, Inc., along with an incredibly distinguished panel, spoke about the challenges that still need addressing since the Beijing Declaration advocating girls’ and women’s rights worldwide. Kurek’s remarks were focused on “Reimagining the Beijing Declaration on the Girl Child Globally.” The 2-hour virtual event …

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Mary Kurek Speaks on Frontrunners Impact on Equality and Empowerment

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From Mary Kurek:  On International Peace Day 2020 (Sept. 21), I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for an event called “Gender Roles in Shaping Peace Together” – First Ladies Shared Forum, a UNGA75 session side event hosted by Africana Women Working Group – UN2020.  What follows below are the remarks I made as a member of the …

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Which UN SDGs Are You Impacting: Register Here

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The United Nations has a huge mission:  to impact literally everything that can save our planet and help the people on it to grow and prosper. But, here’s the thing:  It’s not just their mission! It belongs to each and every one of us no matter what we do.  WE have the ability to utilize our: hiring practices recycling policies …

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Ambassador, United State of Women, Dr. Khalilah Shabazz (US)

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Dr. Shabazz is Promoting Equality For Women of Color in the Education Pipeline Dr. Khalilah Shabazz likens the transformative journey of the butterfly to her own life of challenges, resilience, vulnerability, and change. An Indianapolis, IN native, Shabazz started college as an 18 yr. old single-parent purposed to shatter the stereotype of the uneducated and unproductive teenage mother and later …