In the same way that slavery was a moral challenge for the 19th c. & totalitarianism was a challenge for the 20th c., the challenge that women & girls face around the world is the moral challenge of our time.

~ Sheryl WuDunn & Nicholas Kristof

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Power of One Woman is Contagious

Opportunity International applauds The Woman’s Liberty Bell Blog along with the voices of Emily Jones and author Sheryl WuDunn who ‘chime in’ and affirm “the challenge that women & girls face around the world is the moral challenge of our time”. Empowering women in one arena paves the way for equality in every arena.   In many regions of the developing world the suffragist movement is just beginning. We stand in solidarity with you as 93% of our micro-entrepreneurs are female – enabling their God-given potential to flourish. The power of One Woman is contagious!  Carpe Diem!

1.5 billion people live in extreme poverty.  Many are women entrepreneurs who have plans for a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. With a little support, they can change many lives.  That’s the power of One Woman.

As a Global Ambassador to Opportunity International, Carly Fiorina will lend her voice and influence to Opportunity’s efforts to build a network of women investing in women to end the cycle of poverty. Now under Opportunity’s umbrella, the One Woman Initiative will support women in the developing world through financial resources, education and training to build sustainable futures.

Watch Opportunity CEO Vicki Escarra and Carly Fiorina chat with CBS Saturday Morning anchor Rebecca Jarvis on the power of one woman to impact so many around her.

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