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“They told me, ‘You know three white women tried before you and failed,’” she recalled. “‘Don’t you think it’s going to be hard you being a black female?’ And I said, ‘Nope.’”
Some educators are experimenting with new approaches of teaching to motivate students and to examine concepts like racism, social justice, inequality and discrimination. These teachers are reimagining and shifting conventional curriculums to reflect their more diverse student bodies.
While money issues may appear to be the cause of sibling angst, they are usually about far more than that, experts say. Money is often how we keep a tally of love, approval and fairness.
“The sibling relationship is the longest-running one in our lives,” James Grubman, founder of FamilyWealth Consulting said. “So you have to remain focused on the fact that repairing and preserving the sibling relationship is an interest that is part of the communication.”
It’s generally acknowledged that women get a fraction of venture capital globally, and that those who are black, Hispanic or Asian get significantly less.“Money is the biggest stumbling block for female-led start-ups,” said Suzanne Norris, a partner at Victress Capital, a Boston-based firm that invests in companies with female founders and gender-diverse teams.
“If it’s something you’re passionate about, find a way to start testing it and doing it, even if it’s on a really small scale,” Ms. Miller said.
Several major exhibitions in the nation’s capital are celebrating women — from the battle for voting rights, spurred by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, to artworks by feminist icons who embody the challenging issues of their epochs.
Work with younger generations. The real fountain of youth is the fountain with youth, according to Marc Freedman, founder of Encore.org. Find ways to connect with younger generations through mentoring, tutoring or coaching.
“People now compete globally, and it is intense,” said Erdin Beshimov, a founder and director of M.I.T. Bootcamps, which started five years ago. “The opportunities are much greater for those with a global mind-set.”