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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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Dr. Christine Kozachuk Helps Girls Achieve Education to Win at Life

In Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Dr. Christine Kozachuk was a child bride with babies on each hip + 1 by 18 years of age.  Abused, and without completion of education, money, or transportation, she took off to find a new and better life for herself and her children.  She found a new and better life through education.  It is now Dr. Kozachuk’s mission to help …

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Daughters Global Leadership Mentoring Program

In Empowerment, News, Youth by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

What is Daughters Global? Global 4-month program Girls 13-18  (Must read and write in English) Parental Supervision of Mentoring Process Required Leadership Mentoring Produced by:  Frontrunners Development, Inc. & Sub Saharan Open University Endorsed by:  Youthgether Global Mentors are trained and experienced in mentoring In the fall of 2020, one of our Frontrunners Innovate articles caught the attention of a …

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Event: Daughters Global Girls Mentorship Program Announces Girls Global Poetry Project

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Daughters of Global Leadership Mentoring Program (Daughters Global) Coordinators are pleased to announce a special Girls Global Poetry Project.  Details below: About the Project: The project will be a booklet of poems written in English by girls (14-18 yrs)  around the world on subjects significant to their lives and experiences.  It can be a thought piece on a broad topic …

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Unity for Contentment – A Poem by Chaitali Sinha

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Chaitali Sinha is the youngest Indian to share her views through poems and artworks. We at Frontrunners Innovate record her now as the youngest Frontrunners League member from India.   This pandemic changed the globe, And took everything from us in one move. Routine became abnormal, Change was required in necessities. We couldn’t enjoy gatherings as we used to do, …

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Fill Your Mind With Namara: Feminist Spotlight on Nankondo Mnyone and Khadija Msumi

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara by Mary Kurek

It’s women’s history month and we are celebrating the achievements females have made  This month we are making the world focus on us (women and girls) as we are breaking the barriers caused by gender stereotypes and “choosing to challenge” as this year’s theme states. Nankondo Mnyone and Khadija Msumi are perfect examples of girls who are “choosing to challenge” …

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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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Game Changer: Erna Grasz (United States & Africa)

In Africa, Education, Empowerment, Game Changers 14 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Erna Grasz is Educating East African Youth to Thrive in a Global Economy Erna Grasz was raised by an immigrant father and an orphaned mother in the deep south of Mississippi and Texas. She developed a passion for education at a young age through her teachers and Girl Scout leaders despite her family background of not attending college. She quickly …

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Networking Connections in The Introducer – Developing Youth as Global Citizens

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Big Impact News:  This edition produced an opportunity for The Introducer and its companion networks (The Frontrunners League of Social Impact Innovation & The Frontrunners Youth Impact League) to partner with a featured game-changer, Dr. Osita Aniemeka, to work on an issue shared by many of the game-changers featured here. Calls are being set up now to start the process …

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Game Changer: Linda Calhoun (United States)

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Linda Calhoun is Inspiring the World’s Youth Through Role Model Interviews Linda Calhoun is an entrepreneur, activist, and community leader based in San Francisco, California.  A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communication, Linda’s career path led her to work in international policy coordination, media, technology, and data management. Her work has met the unique and increasingly important …