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Stories to inspire you:

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn

A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women

Monique and the Mango Rains, by Kris Holloway

The true story of the life and death of a remarkable West African midwife, seen through the eyes of a young Peace Corps volunteer

Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson

One man’s mission to  promote peace…one school at a time.

Infidel, by Hirsi Ali

Hirsi Ali, who grew up in the Muslim world, shares the evolution of her beliefs and identity.

Between Two Worlds, by Zaina Salbi

An engrossing memoir about a young woman growing up in Baghdad beneath Saddam Hussein’s watchful eye.

The Blue Sweater, by Jacqueline Novogratz
The inspiring memoir by Acumen Fund’s founder and CEO, who has spent her life on a quest to understand global poverty

World Pulse Magazine

A global communications network connecting women around the world into a powerful force for change.

Experts to inform you:

Out of Poverty, by Paul Polak

Polak is a passionate proponent of giving the poor the tools to succeed.

Banker to the Poor, by Muhammad Yunus

Yunus’s memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world’s poor.

Portfolios of the Poor, by Morduch and Rutherford

A fascinating look at how the world’s poor live on $2 a day

Stanford Social Innovation Review

An award-winning magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses.

Fascinating Clips/Interviews

The Girl Effect A little video clip that mobilized thousands. See what a difference a girl can make!

Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery.

Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala former Finance Minister of Nigeria talks about the value in investing in women

Interesting Articles and Links

Invest in women, reverse poverty

Why Investing in Women is MORE Important

Investing in women is smart economics

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