Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Courage, Leadership, Grandmothers, Half The Sky and The Mission List

My in-box was so full of have fun, do good books, films, events and classes to share with you I decided to gather them all into one post. Enjoy!

Grandmother Power
Photo journalist Paola Gianturco (who I interviewed for the Big Vision Podcast in 2007) has a new book out, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. Check out Tara Mohr's interview with her on The Huffington Post.


 Playing Big

Tara's 6-month long Playing Big, a program for "women who want to play bigger" starts in October. You can get a taste of Tara's wisdom by watching this clip from her recent appearance on the Today Show where she talks about common ways women undermine themselves with their own words.

Rockwood Leadership Institute has Art of Leadership Trainings coming up on both coasts. The Art of Leadership is a, "retreat workshop for social change leaders from the nonprofit, philanthropic, labor and socially responsible business sectors."

Check out the piece, Playing It Safe, by Rockwood's President, Akaya Winwood.

Marianne Elliot has created a new online course, 30 Days of Courage, "for people who want to step out of their comfort zone, through the small acts of daily bravery that add up to a courageous life." She's offering a special deal right now that if you buy her book, Zen Under Fire: A Story of Love and War in Afghanistan, you will receive 30 Days of Courage for free

You'll notice when you click on the link for Zen Under Fire, that the book is only available from New Zealand at this time. It'll be more expensive than the usual paperback for folks outside of NZ, but with 30 Days of Courage added in for free, it's a deal!

Zen Under Fire will be available in the U.S. June 2013.

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwise is now a documentary. It will air on PBS in two parts on October 1st and 2nd.

Check out this article in MORE Magazine about Diane Lane, one of six actresses involved in film.

I originally found out about the Half The Sky film through The Mission List, an online community for women who want to use their influence in social media for social good. You can join their Twitter chat about Half the Sky on both nights with the hashtag #HalftheSkyTML.

I also read about Giving Tuesday on The Mission List. Giving Tuesday is a campaign to create a national day of charitable giving at the start of the winter holiday season. It will take place on on November 27, 2012 - the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Full disclosure: I'm involved with most of the people and projects I mentioned personally and/or professionally. I'm completely biased!

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