Half the Sky

The Book From two of our most fiercely moral voices, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our […]

CONTINUE READING

Summer Dinner in Spain

The foundation held the Summer Dinner in Madrid. Collected funds will be invested in improving the quality of life for adolescent mothers and children living in utter misery in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. This mission is accomplished by providing integral attention in areas of health, psychological and emotional support, and education in vocational and […]

CONTINUE READING

Champions Auction

The Champions auction offered two autographed soccer t-shirts. They were from the teams who played the final of the Champions League: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Martin Santos, son of the President of Colombia, and Catalina Escobar gave the t-shirts to Jesus Guerrero, the winner of the auction. The event was celebrated in Bogota at […]

CONTINUE READING

The New Colombia

Catalina Escobar, activist The face of social work in Colombia is Shakira, the pop singer whose charity provides education to poor children. But Catalina Escobar has shown that you don’t need to be a platinum-selling artist to shine a light on a pressing social problem, writes Henry Mance. In the tourist hub of Cartagena, Escobar has been […]

CONTINUE READING

To New Heights

Catalina Escobar is a 2012 alumna of the Fortune/State Department/Vital Voices Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and founder and president of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation based in Colombia. A year after her participation in the program, she shares how her work has evolved as a result of her relationship with her mentor, Pat Mitchell, president and […]

CONTINUE READING
Change this in Theme Options
Change this in Theme Options