Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Women of the World at the United Nations

March 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

Joining hundreds of women from around the world at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women proved both inspiring and enlightening. The selfless work being done across the globe in behalf of women’s rights and empowerment often flies under the radar screen of media attention, but the reality is that these efforts may well be, in the final analysis, what will save the world. Each of us who are free and safe have an obligation to do our part to ensure a better future for our sisters.

A Little Piece of World Peace…

July 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, Monday Musings, Politics

The experiences of this past week have brought in to sharp focus the importance of an ongoing dialog in international relations. From the building of friendships and networks at Lehigh University’s Global Village to the ongoing success of an entrepreneurial venture in Afghanistan, I am reminded that each one of us can and should contribute to a more peaceful planet.

The Desire To Be Free…Through a post 9-11 lens

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, News

Today’s column in The Morning Call tells the story of a non-profit organization that brings Afghan entrepreneurs to the U.S. for training and mentoring. To become part of the program, one must already have a functioning small business, go through a rigorous interview process, and be willing to work within a business plan and prescribed […]

The Internship Dilemma: No more free lunch

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, News

With summer approaching and unemployment stuck at 9.7%, students looking for a summer job are going to have a tough time, even if they’re willing to flip burgers. Those looking to boost their skill set and resume through a professional internship are really up against the odds. Summer internships used to be a boon to […]

One Evening…Many Stories

March 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, Politics, Women

On Wednesday, March 31, in a little over two weeks, a very special event will take place here in the Lehigh Valley. It’s not a glamorous society outing, although there will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, it doesn’t cost very much money to attend, and what cost there is is a tax deductible contribution to […]

A Little Help For Our Friends

March 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Life

I’ve written many times about my two trips to Afghanistan: The impact those experiences had on me was life-altering. And although the security situation has  prevented me from returning, at least for now, it has not lessened my commitment to continue assisting the women entrepreneurs of Bpeace in whatever way I can. That is why […]