One Woman Initiative: Carly Fiorina on Promoting Global Micro-loans

“Leadership is about making a difference.”

I couldn’t agree more with a high-profile woman that I probably don’t agree with much of the time — Carly Fiorina.  The former head of Hewlett-Packard, a former Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from California and a campaign surrogate for John McCain when he ran for President in 2008, is now on a new journey to provide economic empowerment for women around the world.

When it comes to leading in the area of opportunities for woman, that’s something worth talking about no matter what that person’s political background. I was sorry I wasn’t able to be in on a recent Google + Hangout with Fiorina and Vicki Escarra, the CEO of Opportunity International to ask some questions about the relaunch of this effort, but fortunately, these get-togethers are taped, so I’d like to share with you the discussion about the One Woman Initiative, a women’s empowerment fund program launched in conjunction with the U.S. State Department:

I was interested in Fiorina’s remarks that we shouldn’t be shying away from violence against women around the world and she wondered about the general lack of outrage about that. Now, I’m not sure where she, as A Republican, stands on recent American debates on similar topics, like reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, but I can hope that getting the conversation started when it comes to women in poverty around the world will lead to a broader discussions about some of these topics for women right here at home.

Image via One Woman Initiative

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