November 2010: Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women Who Are Already Changing the World. Earlier this month, Glamour Magazine held its 20th annual Women of the Year Awards to celebrate some of this year’s most amazing and inspiring women. In addition to Women of the Year awardees Fergie, Julia Roberts, Queen Rania, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters, our world’s female heads of state, Cher, Katie Spotz, Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, Lindsey Vonn, Donatella Versace and Constance McMillen, Glamour also honored 20 Amazing Young Women Who Are Already Changing the World. Below are exclusive interviews with these 20 trailblazing women (including myself and my co-founders at Her Campus). Let us know what you think of their incredible work in the comments section. Read Full Article Here
NEW YORK TIMES. Young Activists Practice Their Pitches For Non-Profts. “THE recruits at boot camp are getting their final briefing before going into action. “Explain what you want to do; ask for their help,” said Aria Finger, the 6-foot-tall “drill instructor.” The people in the audience, most of them in their late teens and early 20s, listen and nod earnestly.
“And be clear,” she adds. “We’re going into a loud room with lots of people talking. And a lot of them are old people, so they may be hard of hearing.”
The crowd laughs and then files out of the meeting room in Tribune Tower in Chicago and up to the seventh floor auditorium for “Speed Pitch” — the culmination of their daylong mobilization into what organizers call “an army of change.”
The boot camp is run byDoSomething.org, a New York-based nonprofit that helps motivate and support young people who are interested in volunteering, organizing and fund-raising. The organization has been holding these events in New York, Los Angeles and other cities for four years. The Chicago edition — on Oct. 16 — attracted 75 teenagers and young adults, all of whom seem to have big, bold ideas on how to attack one social ill or another. (Participation in boot camp is free.)
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