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Women in the World Summit

The second annual Women in the World summit started on Thursday with a welcome from Tina Brown, Editor in Chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who hosted the event, and ended with a farewell on Saturday. Watch the video 

Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and men participated in panel discussions and conversations at the Hudson Theatre in Times Square. There seemed to be one phrase on everyone’s mind: We are at a pivotal moment in history.   

Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and men participated in panel discussions and conversations at the Hudson Theatre in Times Square. There seemed to be one phrase on everyone’s mind: We are at a pivotal moment in history.   Memorable speakers from the weekend included Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Diane von Furstenberg, Melinda French Gates, President Bill Clinton, Ashley Judd, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anna Holmes, Arianna Huffington, and many others.Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke on Friday evening directly after a panel discussion with Dr. Hawa Abdi, founder of Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation and HA Village. Dr. Abdi started a health clinic on her own family farm in Somalia, where more than 90,000 displaced people now live peacefully.

Dr. Abdi recounted the story of being held hostage by Islamist militias not long ago. When they tried to take over her hospital, she refused.  ?“I will die with dignity,” she remembers saying, “I will die with my people.”       Read the rest of the story

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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