Local Solutions for a Global Economy


The 2012 Fairness Award is Around the Corner

On Tuesday, November 13th, the Global Fairness Initiative will host the 2012 Annual Fairness Award at the Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. The award ceremony will honor two exceptional leaders, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Ms. Lucy Kanu, whose work and life have opened opportunity and access for poor and marginalized communities. By honoring these outstanding individuals, GFI hopes to inspire a new generation of leaders to dedicate themselves to economic justice, fairness, and equality. Join us for an evening with music, food, and drinks! Purchase a table or a seat today. www.fairnessaward.org This year we are proud to honor and recognize: Ms. Melanne Verveer: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, United States Department of State Ms. Lucy Kanu: Founder, Idea Builders in Nigeria Mr. Jim Vance: CNBC4 Anchor and Fairness Award Masters of Ceremony With a Special Performance by Sweet Honey in the Rock Your attendance and support will be crucial to GFI's approach to eradicating poverty and strengthening the economic development of marginalized farmers, workers, and laborers. You can help ensure that we continue to support the lives of women and their families in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Purchase tickets today at $100 or a VIP table at $5,000. Visit www.fairnessaward.org/get-involved for a full list of sponsorship benefits. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 2012 Fairness Award Tuesday, November 13th 2012 Historic Howard Theatre Washington D.C. Thank you for your continued support.

Benjamin Banneker Development Corporation (BBDC) announces scholarship fund for GFI's Sapin Fellowship

GFI is honored to have the support and leadership of BBDC as we train, mentor, and empower young leaders in Washington, DC. The partnership with BBDC will ensure that Dr. Shirley Sapin's mission to promote social activism and civil rights will continue by inspiring future generations to participate in issues and programs at the heart of achieving economic access for the working poor. The special fund will grant local Washington D.C. university students the opportunity to be apart of the Sapin Fellowship.

Georgetown Honors Elaben

Ela Bhatt
Ela Bhatt, Founder of the Self Employed Women's Association, was honored this Sunday at Georgetown University with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa presented by the Walsh School of Foreign Service. The conferment of the the Honorary Degree wrapped up a week of remarkable recognition, which included the presentation of the prestigious Roosevelt Medal in The Netherlands by Queen Beatrix. On Friday afternoon Elaben set aside time to host a luncheon with GFI to discuss the need for better representation of the poor, and particularly women, in international trade, finance and labor policy-making.

GFI Honors Albina Ruiz

GFI Honors Albina Ruiz

The 2nd Annual Fairness Award was presented to Ms. Albina Ruiz of Peru by GFI Board Chair President Jose Maria Figueres at an inspiring event at the historic Lincoln Theatre this evening. Ms. Ruiz has led a global effort to bring economic opportunity and personal dignity to the 15 million waste pickers throughout Latin America and the world.

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GFI Board Member Reema Nanavaty Featured at CGI

GFI Board Member Reema Nanavaty Featured at CGI

GFI Board Member Reema Nanavaty of SEWA shared the stage with former President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative to recommit her leadership around the goal of introducing millions of clean cookstoves to rural families in India.

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