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Meet the Global Peace Film Festival’s Executive Director

First established in 2003, Nina Streich was hired to create the Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) here in Orlando. “The festival started in 2003 - the year the Iraq War began and the motivation for it was in response to the war," Streich said. "However, from the beginning, I wanted to present a positive vision of working for peace rather than...

REACH-Out Field Day 2017

REACH OUT Field Day
It all started with a question.  This past January, I sat across the table from REACH of Central Florida’s senior adviser as she asked me, “We have a lot of different events for REACH members to volunteer at.  If you could add any event to the ones we already do, what would it be?” I shifted in my seat as...

Making a dream come true – despite hearing loss, a dancing star is born in China

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Stäfa (Switzerland), June 12, 2017 – Sonova, the leading manufacturer of hearing care solutions worldwide, is inviting one of the best dancers in China to visit Switzerland and Germany. Tianjiao Zhang is making an appearance at Sonova’s annual general shareholders' meeting in Zurich on 13 June 2017 and another at a charity event near Munich on 16 June. Despite her...

SHE LOVES TECH : FINAL PITCHING COMPETITION & PARTY

Shout Out For Selected Woman-Impact Startup Superheros It has been amazing for us to see She Loves Tech grow into a global movement - with She Loves Tech rounds held in China, Singapore, Hongkong, Indonesia, Pakistan, Germany and Canada, the final three in the last weeks alone, with a full house audience in each location and top VCs attending to...

The Rise of SHE Economy

Women and Entrepreneurship: Why investing with a gender lens is a trend of the future 女性与创业:为什么投资女性是未来的趋势   Interview with Virginia Tan 陈玉馨 Co-founder of Lean In China Can you tell us how did you become an entrepreneur? I am Singaporean. I was a lawyer, and after 10 years in Europe and the Middle East I came to China 4 years ago. My job was to represent state...

Orange County Students Attend Mayor Jacobs’ Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Nearly 250 Orange County Public Schools students from 24 local high schools attended Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) at Valencia College’s west campus on March 11. Mayor Jacobs created the program for student leaders when she took office in 2011 in an effort to connect students with their local government. About 1,200 local...

Two Free Film Screening of “Persona Non Grata” on March 30

Persona Non Grata
Special remarks will be given by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Guests are invited to join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and FGCU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies for a special...

YESS Center Continues to Strive for Excellence

I still remember the moment two years ago when I found out that a spot was available for us to open a cultural center in Orlando.  For me, it was a dream come true.  However, I didn’t realize that others had this vision as well.  As time progressed, I have been amazed at the number of people who had...

Bharatanatyam: Classical Dance Styles of India!

Sweta and Divya Srinivasan - Twin daughters of Kannan Srinivasan and Dr. Anita Ekambaram had their arangetram (Indian Classical Dance Debut) with live Orchestra from India on Aug 14th, 2016 at Lyman High School Auditorium.  Bharatanatyam is an ancient classical dance that originated in Southern India, over two thousand years ago and is a dance that combines aesthetics and...

Serve. Inspire. Change.

"Serve, Inspire, Change!" Those were the words I defaulted to when asked to explain my summer experience as a Bank of America Student Leader in three words or less. However, what was supposed to just be the theme for a week’s summit in Washington DC ended up becoming my reality. I was one of five to be chosen for...
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