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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and was an advocate for civil rights.
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
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Girls’ Respect Groups is a unique after-school program for pre-teen girls, led by specially trained high school girls.
It’s a community of Girls Helping Girls, a place where teenage girls can share their life experiences and lend a helping hand to younger girls during the difficult middle school years.
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Former journalist turned online media powerhouse, Sue Gardner is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.
Before joining the Wikimedia Foundation, she ran CBC.CA, the website for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, one of Canada’s most prominent and best-loved cultural institutions (and one of my personal favorites).
I was especially interested in Gardner's talk as I am a HUGE fan and regular supporter of Wikipedia, without which Amazing Women Rock would not be the site it is today.
In this informal interview, Gardner explains how Wikipedia depends on the generosity of "strangers" to stay afloat:
Posted in TED Talks (Individual)