HUFFPOST BOOK REVIEW: Maid in India – All in a Day’s Work

HUFFPOST BOOK REVIEW: Maid in India – All in a Day’s Work

In July, I read the Washington Post article about 150 maids who rioted at the Mahagun Moderna apartment complex in Noida, outside Delhi, India.  These workers stormed the complex because they believed a maid had been beaten and held captive overnight by her employers...

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Dear Tim Cook – Child Care?

Dear Tim Cook, We’ve never met. I am a partner at Smash Strategies, a firm focused on advancing progress for women and girls. I recently left the U.S. Department of State, where I served in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. I read your recent interview...

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Globalization. Populism. Brexit. Trump. Macron. Relief.

Globalization. Populism. Brexit. Trump. Macron. Relief.

These topics were front and center at the opening session of the Global Female Leaders Summit 4.0, held in Berlin earlier this week. That conversation was the backdrop for two days of fascinating discussions about emerging trends. There were engaging presentations...

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Using Soft Power is Not a Hard Choice

Effective U.S. foreign engagement is based on both soft and hard power. Soft power – winning hearts and minds — helps shape global public opinion about the United States, showcases our values, core beliefs, and aspirations, and highlights who we are as a people. Soft...

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