Women Are Healing Their Communities & Taking Action for Change

For years, women have broken through glass ceilings, leading in innovative ways across sectors and within their communities. Women are no longer relegated to traditional support roles without the agency to choose them; these days, countless women are taking the lead in tackling some of the world’s most critical issues, and women all over the globe are playing major roles in healing their communities and taking action for justice and peace.

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Partner Spotlight: MomsRising.org and Joan Blades

A growing number of innovative organizations and individual leaders are recognizing the importance of working together across sectors to achieve whole systems change. As a network, we are building services and a structure to support collaborative leadership, collective impact, and collective funding among a number of organizations who are working for cross-sector change.

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5 Steps to Lead from Where You Are

What does it mean to be a leader?

We often think of leaders as holding positions of authority, such  presidents and CEOs of big name corporations or prominent leaders of non-profit organizations. In fact, many great leaders begin their work at the grassroots level, inspiring those around them by using available resources to make a difference in their immediate environment.

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Accelerating Gender Equality: Systemic Change City by City

We have exciting news to share!

This week, It’s Time Network launched the Mayors Guide: Accelerating Gender Equality, a resource for mayors across the country to utilize in their efforts to accelerate the advancement of women and girls at the local level. 

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Partner Spotlight: Women Donors Network & Donna Hall

Women Donors Network (WDN) is one of the many inspiring It’s Time Network partners that we are pleased to highlight in this issue. Led by Donna Hall, WDN is a strong community of progressive women philanthropists, who connect with, learn from and take action with one another to bring their shared vision of a fair and just world to life.

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Regenerating the Earth: Recent Progress & What You Can Do

Part of It’s Time Network’s mission is to highlight organizations working to regenerate the Earth and its ecosystems.  As such, we support global efforts to reduce climate change, including the the Conference of the Parties (COP21), the UN’s Climate Change Conference that took place last year in Paris.

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Partner Spotlight: Leilani Munter

One of our partners is Leilani Munter, a professional race car driver and environmental activist leader who works to bring attention to the need for renewable energy in our world. She is a member of the National Advisory Council at It’s Time Network and brings her strong environmental perspective to the council.

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Creating a Better World Is a Joint Effort Between Men & Women

In order to make substantive change in our communities and in our world, both men and women must work together and support one another. Gender and social inequity have a negative impact on the world around us, in our communities and on the environment. In both developing and middle income countries, an underinvestment in education for women and girls hinders economic growth for the whole nation. By increasing women’s access to education, there is a reduction in infant mortality and an improvement in family health.

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Partner Spotlight: Omega Women’s Leadership Center & Carla Goldstein

One of our incredible partners is Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), co-founded by Carla Goldstein, JD, Omega Institute’s Chief External Affairs Officer. OWLC is an initiative of Omega, a hub for convening, inspiring, and training women to #DoPowerDifferently. The OWLC offers an interdisciplinary leadership curriculum to support personal and professional development throughout the lifespan—for aspiring leaders who want to hone skills and deepen self-understanding; and for established leaders who are looking to make a change, give back, and impact the world.

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“They’re driven by love. And they’re fierce.”

Click through for an an excerpt from an interview with Naomi Klein that appeared in the Winter 2015 edition of Yes! Magazine. In the interview, Klein talks about the climate heroes -- especially women -- who inspire her.

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