The Power of Connections

           By Karen Baldwin and Laura Roccaforte 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Speakers and ICAN Program Leaders   The future of the world depends on honoring the uniqueness of each individual and the emergence of the collective. Our world today needs people who are more oriented to building relationships and communities and less to separateness and competition. And, all of the issues we face as a global community require cooperation, collaboration and the ability to connect.
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The Spark That Ignites Us All: Embracing Our Connectedness

By Dr. Tererai Trent 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Our common humanity and responsibility to each other is what ignites us as it flows from our ability to connect, learn and inspire — it is at the core of our humanity. One of the sayings in southern Africa is “Ubuntu”, a saying that speaks to the essence of being human. It reminds us that we are not just individuals — we are a web of connections and it’s how we embrace our interconnectedness that makes the difference to our wellbeing and success. While self-discipline plays a critical role
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Greyhounds and Great Expectations

By Dalia Mogahed 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker When I was in 5th grade my teachers selected me to represent my school on a Rotary Club sponsored trip to the nation’s capitol. I was extremely honored to have been chosen from among my peers and especially grateful because it made my parents proud. They were so delighted, in fact, they actually allowed me — a ten-year-old who had never been permitted to sleep outside my house — to go on the week-long Greyhound bus trip from Madison, WI to Washington, DC. Still they were understandably scared and so
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