Tag: female empowerment

Why Moana is Different from Other Disney Princesses

One could argue that it is an American tradition for little girls to grow up wishing to be princesses. Disney princess fairy tales are appealing with their big musical numbers, handsome princes, and the sweet “happily ever afters” that always accompany the grand endings to these popular films.   But princess culture is a phenomenon… Read More

Award-winning Global Connections for Women unveils successful 2015 annual report

GC4W's Global Commitment in 2015. Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) 2015 Annual Report

Earlier today, Global Connections for Women (GC4W), a charitable organization with global reach of 3.5 million people and a three-pronged goal to connect, educate and empower women worldwide, released its 2015 annual report on ISSUU.   “The pages of this annual report are filled with inspiring journey and evidence of why there is a great… Read More

Global Connections for Women Foundation presents “GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Expo”


On Saturday October 3, the Honorable Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed will open the GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta. Lilian O. Ajayi, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) will host the GC4W Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.   “Despite changing times… Read More

Michelle Obama moves to empower the world one girl at a time

A woman walks in a library

First Lady Michelle Obama is making a name for herself by making sporadic cameos at female empowerment events. Recently, she made an appearance at a leadership summit hosted by UN Foundation for the campaign recognized as Girl Up.   The campaign promotes the idea of “leading global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising… Read More

#WomanCrushWednesday: Amy Poehler Doesn’t Care If You Like It

Amy Poehler is another in a band of inspiring strong female role models who encourage women to become independent and learn to overcome and disregard opposing forces in our society. Although she is often lumped together with the other half of a famous comedic duo with long time friend and fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Tina… Read More

#WomanCrushWednesday: Ojinika Obiekwe

In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern the positive influences from the negative ones; for every Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Lena Dunham out there, there are five Miley Cyrus’s, seven Nikki Minaj’s, and twelve Kim Kardashians. However, do not despair! There are still successful and empowered women out there who are… Read More