It’s renamed Women’s Global TOOLKIT and posts are here.

The idea for 100 Under $100: the Women’s Global a Toolkit popped into my head almost fully formed.  I could see the hold in your hands and see how to help women improve their lives by making the tools to do so more accessible.  A few months into the process, I […]

I’ve just completed a 3-day in-town retreat to work intensively on 100 Under $100.  One thing which has become apparent is that some of the folks I have talked with imagined this was a retail catalog – which it will not be.  I have chosen a catalog format, utilizing great visuals and photos, to best […]

Rob Goodier at Engineering 4 Change interviewed me.  YOu can read the whole article here, and I’ve posted it below, slightly modified.  Thanks, Rob! Economic development needs women. Research shows that creating opportunities for women, such as work and education, improves the development of emerging economies. When men and women are more or less equal, the economy […]

Linda Scott, DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, gave her Inaugural Lecture entitled “The Double X Economy” at the Saïd Business School at Oxford on 24 April 2012.  It is up on YouTube, instagram followers and the link was up on Dr. Scott’s blog, The Double X Economy: Globalization and Women’s Empowerment. I am not one […]

Izhar cardboard bike project from Giora Kariv on Vimeo. When the engineers whom Izhar Gafni admired told him his idea for a durable cardboard bike could not be done, Izhar would have none of it.  Over several years, this Israeli mechanic and inventor played around with corrugated cardboard until he accomplished his goal – a […]

Many of us live in nations that industrialized in the late 19th and early 20th century.  My great-grandmother had electric lights and indoor plumbing, and I am nearly 60 years old. We are spoiled.  Not bad, just unaware of how our infrastructures work because we take them for granted.  We press a button, the motor […]


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