11 April 2016 — Empowering Women in Developing Countries


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SUNDAY, APRIL 24 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for April! Speaker: TBA.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, JoAnne; Pledge, Reed; Four-Way Test, Yoko; Rotary Minute, Jorge)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 — 10:00pm to 4:00pm  — The next ONE MORE ITEM FOOD DRIVE, in support of Valley Food Bank, at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks.


We have launched our Clunkers4Charity fundraiser! If you know of anyone (yourself included) who wants or needs to donate a car for tax purposes, send them to our website…and to the Clunkers4Charity “Link” you see at the right side of this page. Funds we raise will go right into the community for our projects.








On the new Rotary International calendar, April is designated “Maternal and Child Health Month.” More often than not, that wording–which also serves as one of The Rotary Foundation’s six “approved” areas of focus–puts Rotary Clubs of a mind to provide medicine and medical care.

Of course there is more to it. Although this Ted Talk is a few years old, the conversation is about perhaps a more fundamental basis for maternal and child health: access to education for women in developing countries.


If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on the TED Talk website.

Speaker bio.


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9 responses to 11 April 2016 — Empowering Women in Developing Countries

  1. Love TED talks, thank you for sharing! :)

  2. As a subscriber to Marie Forleo’s YouTube channel, I had the pleasure of learning about Sheryl WuDunn, her book and film about this vital subject.

  3. powerful message

  4. Thank you for posting. I look forward to watching the film in the near future.

  5. Very inspiring message. Thank you for posting.

  6. So many great examples of courageous women. I, too, look forward to seeing the film about Ms. WuDunn and her work.

  7. Great talk. It is sad to hear how much work remains to be done, but it is encouraging to see that microloans and small purchases such as a single goat can make such a major impact on individual lives.

  8. Soroptimist international is a great organization that women mentor and empower young girls. They had Lunafest in Simi Valley which was 6 short films written by women about different social and economic problems. Great program and topic, thanks!

  9. Yoko said on June 4, 2016

    It is a very powerful presentation, leaving me with many thoughts to move forward with my life as a member of the society where all of our essentials are met. Thank you for posting this TED talk.

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