Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn and Goodbye to Canada….

We are saying goodbye to Kelowna this morning, after yet another wonderful summer visit. Since leaving Goldman Sachs in 2002 we have been coming here and it truly has become our family tradition. This discussion around the dinner table last night was whether we were going to set up a full-fledged fruit stand next year or continue with an overturned apple bin. Soon I will take one last walk with my dog Sunnie around the perimeter of the property, throwing apples from the ground for her to chase and stopping at the raspberry bush to pick her a handful. I am blessed indeed.

Be sure to pick up the NYTimes this weekend and watch for the magazine section. I am told it is all about women! This essay by Lisa Belkin features Women Moving Millions and the Womens Funding Network. The main piece, I understand, is about the new book to arrive September 8th by Nickolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I am honored to know these fabulous people and I cannot wait to read “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” Be SURE to pick up a copy and right a review for them on Amazon. Change is happening. Positive change towards gender equality. It will be the force that changes the world for the better. I know it.

Just checked - it is on line. Here is is! "Saving the World's Women"
Oh my gosh - The HALF THE SKY contest! What a brilliant idea. BRILLIANT.... submit, submit, submit!!! What an amazing way to gather who is doing what in this space. Brilliant.


Cara Hesse said...

Just came across your piece. We were very excited about the NYT special issue—and loved the focus on women’s philanthropy. Don’t know if you had a chance to see Pathfinder International’s statement on the inside back cover. If you missed it, you may want to check out We work on empowering women through access to reproductive health care in about 25 countries.

I've been a fan of Kristof's columns for years and am delighted that he and WuDunn highlight some of the great work being done by some of our local partners overseas, in countries like Bangladesh and Ethiopia. Cara Hesse, Director of Public Affairs

Jacki Zehner said...

Thanks for your comment. YOur organization looks great! All the best. Jacki