'The Power of Yin'
Highlights benefits of holistic approach to SRI, sustainability, networking, the Love Economy, the empowerment of women.
Relates to: Wealth of Networks, SRI, Global Citizenship
Shining the Light on Women in Solar
This week, women in the solar energy industry will gather at events around the country to talk about policies for recruiting and retaining women in the clean energy fields. The events, being held in 15 cities on Tuesday, February 24th, will be run byWomen in Solar Energy (WISE).
Why are events like this important? You’d think in a fast growing industry like solar there would be many opportunities for women. Yet, according to WISE, women account for only 19% of the workforce in solar. While that’s higher representation than in construction (12%) and mining oil and gas extraction (16%), it lags manufacturing (28%) and the workforce as a whole (47%).
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We at The Shift Network hold a deep commitment to equal honoring of feminine and masculine ways of being in the world. It is vital that each of us learn to honor and embody this balance within ourselves and help to create it in our communities, businesses, and political bodies.
That’s also why we see it as so important that we support women who embody deep feminine wisdom in leadership roles.
For too long, women have been marginalized by masculine-dominant societies and systems. Throughout history, there have been exceptional women helping to transform their communities and the world — such as Rosa Parks and Ella Baker, to the spiritual activist Aung San Suu Kyi to name a few — yet their stories are often overshadowed by men in parallel roles.
As part of The Shift [...]
Nominate civil society speakers and attendees
for the UN President of the General Assembly's
High-level Thematic Debate on
"Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
for a transformative post-2015 development agenda"
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is conducting an open nomination process for 3 civil society speaking roles in the President's High-level Thematic Debate on "Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda." This event will take [...]
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
The Action Agenda analyzes the root causes of environmental degradation and social injustice, ultimately presenting powerful recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis.
The Women's Climate Action Agenda is now available for download HERE.<http://wecaninternational.org/content_documents/WECAN-Agenda-web2.pdf> [...]
Caring Economy Campaign, a coalition of over 100 organizations led by Dr. Riane Eisler, will launch a new set of economic measures that goes beyond GDP: “Social Wealth Economic Indicators” (SWEIs). The launch will occur on November 12.
!“SWEIs are unique in showing where the US stands against other developed nations in investing in care for people to build the human capital needed for economic competitiveness in our new technological age,” said Eisler. “SWEIs also demonstrate the connection between the status of women and both quality of life and economic success.”
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