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Han Pham

Board Member, Global Village Project in Decatur

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Han Pham talks about an Atlanta group working to ensure that young female refugees have the opportunity to continue their education.

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Taking the Arts to the Streets

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Teddy Eck, a graduate student working in art education, talks about ArtsMemphis, and its various programs for supporting art and arts education in Memphis, and the importance of non-profit arts programs and events in Memphis.

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Teach a Girl, Teach a Village

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

From Milawi to New Zealand, Regina Smedley tells of her journey across the world on a leap of faith, and how it is now bringing her back home, to give others the same opportunities she has had, by starting Mphatikizo Charity a sustainable orphanage project.

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I AM a Girl

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

Fiona Adams is a senior at West High School. She has been on the West Forensics team for two years and also works nationally with Health by Motorbike and Girl Up, two campaigns that provide educational scholarships for girls in developing countries. With the help of these organizations, she started the Universal Education Partnership at West, which has raised $2,500 to date for scholarships and birth certificates and has awarded her opportunities to go to New York and D.C. to advocate for girls’ rights worldwide. In this presentation Fiona discusses her work with Girl Up and how it has changed both her outlook on life and her hopes for the future.

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The Big Dream

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 04, 2016

Anelis Cristina Coscioni was born and raised in Brazil where she graduated from a veterinary school. After finishing her Doctorate, she married Jorge Luna, moved to California, Idaho, Mexico and finally to Sioux Falls. Anelis was actually “made” here. When she arrived in Sioux Falls, she couldn’t work because of her Visa restrictions. She started volunteering and discovered a new, fantastic world in Non Profit. With the support of her husband and the help of a good friend, Charlie Day, she discovered that she could use her gifts doing what makes her really happy - helping others. While being a stay at home mom to the almost 4 years old Anita, Anelis, together with her Soroptimist club, started a free Toy Lending Library and, that, was when she started thinking big 


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Wind powered girl power

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Andrea Nesbitt grew up in the country. It was exactly what you would imagine- horses, pigs and mud. She's still that little girl but today she roams around with big wind turbines.

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Kiron Open Higher Education

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

When it comes to access higher education, refugees are facing many barriers such as legal status, cost or university capacities. To overcome those difficulties, Vincent Zimmer co-founded Kiron Open Higher Education - the world’s first online learning platform that enables refugees to have an easy access to higher education.
Kiron’s innovative blended learning model 2.0 consists of online and offline elements to facilitate social and economic integration of refugees in their host country and empowers them to live a self-determined life.
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A to B UnInterrupted

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Ezra Cimino-Hurt explains Analog as a metaphor for life, time and the uninterrupted thread that is our experience.

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Beyond Thin Mints: Girl Scouting & STEM

@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

When you think about Girl Scouts, you probably don't think about Juliette Gordon Low, the hard-of-hearing inventor that helped bring scouting to the United States. You're probably thinking about cookies. Cookies are a Girl Scout's first introduction to entrepreneurship. Allison Martinson introduces them to engineering. At Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland, Girl Scouts are learning to use their dreams and ideas to make, build, design, create, dissect, and analyze. Badgerland's program introduces girls to code, robotics, entomology, and rocketry, connects girls to inspiring adult volunteers, and encourages girls to use STEM to make the world a better place.

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You Too Can Be A [Girl] Businessman

@ VOL 49 ON MAR 12, 2019

Here's a fantastic 101 on becoming successful in the business world. 

Liz Fischer is a native Chicagoan and a new mother. She is chief marketing officer at a growing technology company called CityBase. She is equal parts cyclist, train commuter, and Über enthusiast.