Women's Corner

October 2013 Women Making a Difference


  Malala Yousafzai
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
 
  Meet Amelia Rose Earhart, The Woman Flying Around The World In 17 Days
Growing up, Amelia Rose Earhart never thought she'd be a pilot. Despite being named after the famous aviator, who disappeared while attempting a flight around the world in 1937, the Denver news anchor did not become interested in flying until she was in her 20s. "I was about 21 when I had my first flight," Earhart told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. "It was the first time I could afford to take a flight lesson, and I absolutely fell in love with the process."
 
  Shelly Ulaj, Founder and CEO of Women Empowered
Founded by Shelly Ulaj, Women Empowered is an organization that connects, educates and supports women of all ages and backgrounds, and inspires them to give back to their communities through mentorship, networking and volunteerism.
 
  This Young Woman's Approach To Self-Confidence Is One We Could All Learn From
Is confidence an achievement, or a process? We prefer the latter, care of Lucy, one half of the popular online, long-distance couple, Kaelyn and Lucy.