Carla Goldstein talks about building a stronger partnership between women and men; partnership that acknowledges and embraces our interdependence, and that builds on our mutual interests in achieving gender equality.
International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world to honor women's accomplishments and name the work that still lies ahead to bring about gender equality.
Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, talks with Marianne Schnall, founder of feminist.com, about the importance of recognizing the value of women’s work and women’s point of view in order to transform our world.
Marianne: When you hear the term power, what does it bring up in you? How do you define power?
By doing the personal work to have emotional freedom and a compassionate heart, Debbie Ford says we will find our inner warrior who will forge ahead in love.
Marianne: You have been a part of Omega’s Women & Power conferences since the very beginning. What was your experience of the 2012 “What’s Possible” conference?
Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center, discusses why the need for a women's movement is just as timely as ever.
Marianne: The Omega Women’s Leadership Center is looking to redefine power and catalyze a new way of envisioning women’s leadership. What is true power and how do you think it should be used?
With increased safety, educational opportunities, and recognition that their voices count, girls and young women have more opportunity than ever to be problem solvers and contribute to building a more safe and sustainable world for everybody. But girls and young women still face many challenges related to gender and often have to reconcile their own dreams with expectations of what they “should be.”
As blogger Courtney Martin says, this is a generation of girls and young women “who were told we could do anything and instead heard that we had to be everything.”
Marianne: Your philosophy toward women’s health and wellness is very synergistic to the Omega Women’s Leadership Center’s approach to leadership, in terms of learning to tune into our inner wisdom. How would you, personally, define power? What does power mean to you?