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  • “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemmingway
  • “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Gandhi
  • “Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.” Blaise Pascal
  • “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Ayn Rand
  • “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” John D. Rockefeller
  • “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson
  • “Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.” William Penn
  • “There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.” Freeman Dyson
  • “You don't know what you can learn until you try to learn.” Ronald Coase
  • “Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” Mark Twain
  • “Create more value than you capture.” Tim O'Reilly

Cherie Blair Takes Position as Chancellor of A.U.W.

This week, former United Kingdom first lady, Cherie Blair, has taken the role of chancellor of The Asian University for Women (A.U.W.) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Mrs. Blair is widely recognized as a staunch supporter of, and advocate for, the advancement of women’s business, entrepreneurial and educational opportunities. Much of this support is provided through her foundation, and now will also continue through her leadership role at the A.U.W.

I fight, personally and professionally, for women’s equality because I passionately believe it is a fundamental matter of principle and justice. It is clear that AUW’s trail-blazing graduates will provide young women across the region with much-needed examples of leadership, raising ambitions to help unlock more potential.” Cherie Blair

Mrs. Blair is just one of many successful and influential women (and men) participating in the empowerment of women through education at the A.U.W. You can read more about the A.U.W. in an earlier post here.

I firmly believe that projects which empower women, especially those in the Middle East, Africa and Asia (such as the A.U.W. and The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women), as well as programs which help business-mined individuals in developing regions around the world (like Acumen Fund), are a major part of the solution to many global problems. Through education and opportunity, the leverage of strife and oppression is removed as a tool used by those exploiting people in troubled areas. Everyone benefits when good people are given opportunity to learn, work, and share their visions – contributing to the betterment of a global community.end of article icon

Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 in Giving


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