I have two daughters, a son, and a third daughter set to arrive this March.
I want to help foster a world for them where they understand that women matter and can impact the world in meaningful and necessary ways.
That is why I am so thankful for the opportunity to participate in the #womenslives initiative this year, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media. What is it? Across Women’s Lives seeks to change the conversation in news media, because women’s lives are not just newsworthy, but they MATTER. PRI will be delivering women-centered news stories and hard-hitting journalism focused on issues that concern women around the world. These are stories highlighting health, education, wealth, economic development and combating climate change. Through a unique campaign that involves social engagement, the goal is to promote the empowerment of women and girls, and economic development and improved health around the world.
You can get involved as well by not only following #womenslives on your social media channels, but being part of the conversation. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts, concerns, and speak your voice in an intelligent forum for dialogue on women’s issues. This is an opportunity that can hopefully lead to seeds that can bring about solutions.
Hope to see you join the conversation in this groundbreaking journalism movement!