SMASH Blog:  Equality and Effectiveness: Lessons Learned

SMASH Blog: Equality and Effectiveness: Lessons Learned

About the Authors: Stephenie Foster is a Co-Founder and Partner at Smash Strategies, Yeva Avakyan is Associate Vice President, Gender Equality at Save the Children, and Kristin Kim Bart is Senior Director, Gender Equality, International Rescue Committee. All three are...

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MEDIUM BLOG: StartUps: Embedding a Focus on Gender From Day One

MEDIUM BLOG: StartUps: Embedding a Focus on Gender From Day One

Businesses ignore women — and a focus on gender — at their peril. Everyone from startup founders to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies needs to promote women’s leadership, create safe and fair workplaces, support and engage women in the community, and ensure that their...

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MEDIUM BLOG: More Women in AI = More Inclusive Tech

MEDIUM BLOG: More Women in AI = More Inclusive Tech

Every day and in every way, we depend on technology. It helps us access information and each other, and organize our business and personal lives. But, there are increasing concerns about technology: how it impacts privacy; how the designers of tech tools (spoiler...

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MEDIUM BLOG: Women. Drive. Economic. Growth. Period.

MEDIUM BLOG: Women. Drive. Economic. Growth. Period.

When women’s participation in the labor force increases, GDP rises. When women start businesses, communities flourish. When women are promoted to senior management and appointed to corporate boards, companies do better. We ignore this compelling data at our peril....

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MEDIUM BLOG: Kuwaiti Women: Forging Forward in Public Life

MEDIUM BLOG: Kuwaiti Women: Forging Forward in Public Life

Kuwaiti women: quick, what image comes to mind? Truthfully, it’s a mixed picture. According to the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, Kuwait ranks 129, of 144 countries, on gender parity overall. Having said that, however, 50 percent of Kuwaiti women are in the labor...

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