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Female Entrepreneurship & Global Citizenship

Mar 23, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Alexandra_Jesaitis.pngWords by Alexandra Jesaitis, a CAPA Dublin alumna and business major from Rollins College. 

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In a world that is increasingly becoming more interconnected through globalization, study abroad participants have the advantage of seeing a new, worldly perspective first-hand. Not only does studying abroad allow students access into a new educational environment, but it also enhances an important concept: global citizenship. Global citizenship encourages becoming a part of the world community, united by the same values and practices.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and March as Women's History Month generally, one aspect of global citizenship that is important in our new age of globalization is female entrepreneurship: women taking charge of new business ventures and start-up companies. Female entrepreneurship is growing at astonishing rates and businesswomen’s contributions aid greatly in the perpetuation of success for a country as a whole.

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Photo: Female entrepreneur by Stephanie Sadler

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Why We Need Women's History Month

Mar 9, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2016_From_Kisha_PAtel_-_Official_CAPA_Blogger_Image.jpegKisha Patel is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2016, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A political science and gender/women's studies major at Ursinus College, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In celebration of Women's History Month, Kisha dedicates this post to women around the world and talks about the need for discussion, education and action around matters of women's rights.

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Happy Women’s History Month! I'm taking a break from my usual posts that tell you all about my amazing adventures and stories during my time in Sydney. I want to take a week to appreciate a really important month and dialogue that needs to be had until it reaches every corner of the world.

I am so thankful for all my experiences studying abroad, but I want to acknowledge that I would not have this opportunity without the strong women of the past- the ones who fought for a right to education for women and a right in society. But the fight isn’t over. We have a long way to go.

I write this post for all women. The strong women who stand up for other women everywhere, and the even stronger women who continue to fight back while facing daily discrimination. I write this post for the missing school girls, for the girls facing persecution, for Malala, for Ayesha and for all of the amazing women around me. You go girl.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, women's rights

Celebrating International Women's Day: 5 Women Who Inspire Me

Mar 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Fall2014_from_Allison_Knapp_9.jpgWords by Allison Knapp, a CAPA London alumna and Human Services Major from the University of Delaware.

In celebration of International Women's Day today, Allison takes a few moments to sit down and reflect on five of the women who have had an impact on her life over the years.

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I am fortunate enough to have many women in my life who have impacted me and have helped me become the person I am today.

Here are a few:

1. MY GRANDMA. She passed a few years ago, but I always think of her when making decisions. She had a love for traveling and was able to take her children on several trips throughout Europe during their childhood/young adulthood. My grandma’s sister moved to England after college, and she took my mom to visit often. Hearing my grandma speak of England and Europe as a little girl inspired me to want to study abroad, and her spirit and love of life went with me wherever I went and will continue to go for the rest of my life.

International Women's Day 2016

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, women's rights

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