Category: she-files

Cuba’s Female Entrepreneurs: Restaurateur Lilliam Dominguez Palenzuela 

HAVANA-- Being an entrepreneur in Cuba takes hundreds of times more grit, determination, surrender and creativity than those of us who choose this path elsewhere. Living in Cuba is coming…

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Sorry Not Sorry It’s Been Awhile

LONDON—Yep, it’s been a while. For those of you who check up with she-files regularly, you probably noticed that we haven't posted any new stories for some time. We can…

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Soccer in Georgia: A Girls’ Game?

TBILISI--Growing up in Zemo Alvani, Ana Mozaidze did not think about playing soccer - like many other girls in her village of 3,000 people in eastern Georgia, she studied piano.…

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One Young Woman’s Journey To Make Education More Accessible

NEW YORK-- I started Share in Africa, a non-profit that works to help girls in Tanzania reach their potential through education over 10 years ago when I was 15 --…

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She Came, She Drove, She Conquered: Women in Motorsport

LEEDS--There has always been a preconception that the art of motorsport--a term that encompasses the group of competitive sporting events like Formula One that primarily involves the use of motorized vehicles--caters…

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International Aid Worker Corinne Hancock on Thriving in Chaos

DENVER--Imagine you are on a shuttle bus on a medical mission in Equador driving through the majestic Andes mountains. You’re en route to Quito, the capital, from Cuenca, a remote…

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Women Who Write: How to Unlock Your Hidden Superhero

SAN FRANCISCO--Is there something inherently powerful about being female? I believe so. There is an inner strength and boundless energy that lives inside every young girl and woman. In fact,…

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Women Who Write: Our 2019 Focus on Literacy, Reading and Writing

BELGRADE, SERBIA—There used to be a popular slogan back in the 1980s on everything from bumper stickers to book marks and t-shirts that stated: “If you can read this, thank…

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Women Who Write: An Ode to Female Travel Writers

LONDON--When I was a little girl, I loved reading the tales of rural life in Kenya by Elspeth Huxley and Isak Dineson. I also adored "At One with the Sea:…

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Changing Women’s Lives One Cookstove at a Time

WASHINGTON--This Christmas Eve, my family will be sharing a Puerto Rican Christmas meal with our closest friends.  Each of our families will bring their own special dish from recipes handed…

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