Janet Walkow Christine Jacobs

Women Can Change the World

“The world will be saved by the Western woman”

This message from the Dalai Lama, the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner, was delivered during the Vancouver Peace Summit in September 2009.  It has made the rounds on various Twitter and blog feeds and should make us all sit up straighter and understand that women do have the power to change the world.

Femiism in Waves

The Third Wave of Feminism is world outreach and world changing.  The first wave focused on  suffrage – voting and civil rights for women – and was fought by the famous feminists of the 19th and early 20th century.   The second wave was felt by Baby Boomers as they moved through adolescence and adulthood.  It looked for equality of the social systems in the western world and our rights to self determination.  It is time for the Third Wave and the opportunity for women to save the world.

End Violence, Empower Women

The process of eliminating violence against women around the world will work at the roots of violence between cultures and people.  It will bring about world understanding.  It will find the global sisterhood who can change the world.

Tis the Season to Give

As you celebrate the holidays and think about what you want to achieve in the coming year, consider the power you have to make changes in the world and how you are making a difference. It could be the single most important gift you give this yea, both to yourself and other women around the world.

Our RESOURCES section lists a number of organizations and their websites working to eliminate violence and bring change.

Have you bought in to this simple message?  Are you ready to talk about saving the world through your personal strength as well as our collective strengths?  And how will you encourage and support other women in this effort?

Christine Jacobs is an experienced corporate executive and a co-founder of Leading Women. Read her full bio.

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