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Watch Gabourey Sidibe’s 200 Women interview

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
200 Women200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Here the acclaimed actress Gabourey Sidibe discusses wanting to change the stigma behind psychological help, the importance of happiness, and learning to love yourself:


 

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Watch Margaret Atwood’s 200 Women interview

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Here the acclaimed Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, discusses happiness, the importance of conservation, freedom of expression, women’s rights, and what she considers to be the lowest depth of misery:

 

 

 

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Watch Kimbra’s 200 Women interview

In 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World, 200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity.

From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Kimbra was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. Her debut album, Vows, was released in 2011, and her second album, The Golden Echo, was released in 2014. Kimbra’s collaboration with Gotye on ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ won record of the year and best pop duo/group performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Kimbra has twice travelled to Ethiopia in support of Tirzah International, a global network of grassroots movements that works to combat poverty, exclusion from education, modern-day slavery, HIV/AIDS and violence against women and girls.

Here she answers “What would you change if you could?”


 

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  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
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“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories,” Gloria Steinem said. 200 Women listens.

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
 
200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Book details

  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
    Find this book with BOOK Finder!

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Herman Mashaba: Please, Let’s Ensure that We don’t Take Politics or Economics for Granted (Podcast)

Capitalist CrusaderHerman Mashaba, entrepreneur businessman and author of Capitalist Crusader: Fighting Poverty Through Economic Growth, was recently interviewed by Tim Modise for BizNews.

In the interview, Modise asked for comment on the current state of South Africa’s economy. Mashaba says that the rate of unemployment and stagnating growth is “very concerning and very worrying”. He concedes that some of the economic problems are caused by factors outside of South Africa’s control, but insists that race-based legislation is at the root of many of South Africa’s economic woes.

Mashaba believes that race-based legislation is a mistake, and the best way to ensure the upliftment of previously disadvantaged black people in this country is to focus on “collecting more money and taxes, and using such taxes in a correct manner”.

Mashaba goes on to speak about his attempts, with the Free Market Foundation, to amend bargaining council legislation. He also speaks about why he wrote Capitalist Crusader and what he hopes to achieve with it.

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Let me talk about another event that’s taking place as we speak. It’s a labour of love I would like to believe, on your part. You’ve published a book now. It’s called, ‘The Capitalist Crusader’. What are you trying to tell us here? It’s still new. I’m still going to read it, but from the synopsis of the book, what is the message that you are taking to South Africans and the world?

The motivation behind writing this book … In 1994 under the leadership of Mandela, a great opportunity, and a great future was promised to South Africa and embraced by all of us (including the world). However, 21 years down the line, South Africans are still under the impression that this country’s under Mandela’s leadership and I’m just saying to the 50-million South Africans ‘please, let’s take the responsibility personally – each one of us – in ensuring that we don’t take politics for granted’. If you look at successful nations all over the world; for the last 200 years, the only successful nations’ democratic situation are those where citizens take an active role, making sure that political leadership is aware that they’ve been mandated by the vote to go out and serve them. Politicians are not the ultimate. When you’re given that opportunity and that mandate by the voters, it’s to go out there and serve them and for politicians to know that if they don’t deliver, they’re out when the next election comes.

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3 Things That Would Make a Better Budget, According to Herman Mashaba (Podcast)

Black Like YouHerman Mashaba, leading South African entrepreneur and author of Black Like You, was interviewed by BizNews about his take on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s recent budget speech.

In the interview, Mashaba is asked what he would want to do differently if he were finance minister. He mentions three things that he thinks would make for a better budget: restructuring labour legislation; sorting out the Eskom problem; and doing away with race policies which end up hindering the economy.

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Video: Imtiaz Sooliman Reveals His Utter Disbelief at the Devastating Death of Pierre Korkie

Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the GiversImtiaz Sooliman, the subject of Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All by Shafiq Morton, spoke to Leanne Manas on Morning Live about the devasting death of Pierre Korkie.

Korkie was kidnapped more than a year ago by Al-Qaeda. He was killed in a botched rescue operation just hours before he was due to be released by his captors. Sooliman, on behalf of Gift of the Givers, has spent the greater part of 2014 negotiating Korkie’s release, and was in a state of utter disbelief when he heard the news.

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