2015-2016 Champions in Action: Updates from United Kingdom, United States and Italy

The Empower Women Team is proud the feature the actions of three of our amazing Champions: 

Charlene Laidley:

Charlene is passionate about the development and empowerment of women. She sees the strategic role of EmpowerWomen.org coupled with grassroots leadership as a major opportunity to improve the lives of girls and women.

As part of her pledge for gender equality, her work centers on inspiring and empowering young women in her community to take their future into their own hands and, alongside their male counterparts, become the future leaders of tomorrow. She is working with secondary schools across London on events related to women and the world of work.

Championing Women’s Economic Empowerment is for everyone, and age is only a number. As part of 2016 International Women’s Day celebration, she is presenting Empower Women to 12-16 year-olds at three secondary schools across the City of London:

  • The London Academy (Tuesday 1 March 2016)
  • St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School (Thursday 3 March 2016)
  • ARK Elvin Academy in Wembley, London (Tuesday 8 March 2016)

Lolita M. Taub:

For her term as UN Women’s Empower Women Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Lolita M. Taub committed to raise awareness on the topic of diversity and inclusion through a special six-blog post series on Huffington Post. Her blog posts covers a range of topics:

  • 5 Female Entrepreneur Musts in the New World of Funding and Financing
  • 5 Steps to Buy Enterprise Diversity Technology
  • Who Says English Majors Can't Lead a Technology Product Team?
  • Top 4 Financial Tips for Women and Millennial Led Small Businesses
  • 5 Tips on the Path to Leverage an Enterprise's Global Diverse Talent Pool
  • 5 Ways Diversity Pays

You can find all of Lolita’s posts here. Expect to find further articles and how-to guides on practical applications of diversity and inclusion in the business world. It really pays to be inclusive!

Chiara Bellani:‎

“Introducing Empower Women to some Brussels-based professionals interested in or working on the topic. Some feminist NGOs were represented and passionate individuals as well!”


Photo: courtesy of Chiara Bellani 


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  • Uzoma Katchy
    good work.
  • Tolulope Ola
    Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
  • Mei Quie Sherpa
    It's amazing to see such as the Empower Women movement being in action. It's inspiring and aspiring to never settle as a woman.
  • Catherine Nyoike
    Great work champions.
  • Sasha Byers
    All fantastic women who empower others to live their fullest lives! Cheers ladies!
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