This Acacia Women Wednesday, meet Chai Jing whose story is a beautiful example of how awareness makes a difference. She is a journalist in China who published a documentary called Under the Dome which shines a light on the environmental issues of pollution and challenges everyone to join together and change the world. Before Chai … Continue reading Chai Jing
What strikes you first about Chinh is the huge, vibrant personality packed into such a tiny frame. Standing not more than 5 feet tall, our group of backpackers silently questioned whether this tiny wisp of a lady would be the best guide for our three day trek through Sa Pa, a region in Northern Vietnam. … Continue reading Chinh
“Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently.” —Maya Angelou Meet Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Angelou fought for what she believed in and fought for the hope of change. She was an author, actress, screenwriter, dancer and … Continue reading Maya Angelou
A mother of three, obstetrician, director of the International Women’s Health Program at McMaster University, and founder of Save the Mothers- Dr. Chamberlain Froes has dedicated her life to making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and babies in the developing world. Through her work, she has become an internationally respected leader in maternal health. … Continue reading Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese
Meet Jeanette Corbiere Lavell, a Canadian Activist, educator and community worker. Jeanette is living proof that when one woman takes action against inequality, she can change the way the people view a norm in society.
Meet Elbe, a hard-working Malawian mother of five who owns and runs a successful Mini Shop in Lilongwe. Elbe is a woman of courage, strength, and grace. She lost her husband in 2000, shortly after giving birth to her youngest son. Becoming a widow at such a young age forced her to raise four children … Continue reading Elbe
Meet Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who despite the worst kind of opposition fought for girls' rights to education even when it meant facing death.
"Educate one woman, and you educate her entire community"
Welcome to the Acacia Women Blog; a space to learn, celebrate and be inspired by women who are breaking the mold and paving a way for others to step into their full potential! We will be regularly sharing their stories on #AcaciaWomenWednesdays where you will hear about women from all over the world, from different … Continue reading Celebrating Acacia Women