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Resiliency: Lessons, Laws and Metaphors from the Natural World

*Helen came home from West Africa after a 5-month consultancy with something beyond exhaustion in her bones. While travel and work there left her with meaningful and enriching memories, occasionally what would surface from her psyche were the detailed images … Continue reading

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Women, leadership + finding emotional balance

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EVENT ALERT: round table for women aid workers

Are you an expat woman working in the international aid industry or have you been working in the aid sector in the past? Would you like to share your experience with other professionals like you? ExpatWomen at Work is pleased … Continue reading

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Women building resilience in our own community – the community of expat aid workers.

This article is contributed by Amanda Scothern. Amanda Scothern works in organizational and community development and teachers yoga to aid workers and others.  She consults for The Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience Training program, offering resilience training for aid workers in … Continue reading

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#readaidworkerwomen2014

Which one of us hasn’t dreamt about writing a book or been told by friends:  You should write a book. Aid worker lives tend to be glamorized and seen as adventurous and they are. We get the chance are privileged … Continue reading

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Was I burnt out?

Was I burnt out?  Did it matter?  I took an unintended break and now I know it’s because I had to. This recent article in the New York Times (HT/@intldogooder) took me a bit by surprise as it was not … Continue reading

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International Personal Finance

Yes. It is official. I have got to the age where I talk with friends about mortgages and finance over coffee. Now, apparently, I even blog about it. The issues in this area are complex for everyone. But I wonder … Continue reading

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Women In Aid mentioned on PHAP

Check out this article on Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) about womeninaid.com. Grace Bahng says “a blog at womeninaid.com has been posting about the dilemmas women often face in the aid world.The blog was created several months ago, … Continue reading

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The many miles of an aid work career

Below is a fantastic guest blog from Geneva Pritchard discussing the challenges of moving with your international aid career. Geneva Pritchard is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the International aid community.  Her aid career began in 2002 when she … Continue reading

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The debate IS growing

When we thought about starting this blog, it was inspired by the BIG discussions happening around women, careers and leadership that have been happening around Silicon Valley during the last few years. Many of the debates and issues are similar, … Continue reading

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