Monday, August 24, 2015

Unhelpful advice

While following an online thread on depression, I stumbled across this cartoon by  So very true! So very funny and yet heartbreaking.

I had it printed and on my desk when two project managers stopped by - they assumed the cartoon was about the advice PMs get when projects are not working.

Either way - may this help you see the world with a wry smile today.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PS - nominations due Aug. 28!

As part of yesterday's post, please see the call for nominations below! Share quickly!

As part of their annual awards, the Womanity Foundation is looking for organisations that have developed and evidenced an ITC/New Tech/New Media based product to prevent violence against women. The award is a 3 year investment in a replication that will enable great preventative projects to spread from one region of the world to another. The call for nominations is open until 28th August 2015 and can be opened here: If your work relates to this topic, or you know someone who works in this space, please do pass along the details and invite them to apply.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Safecity - crowd sourcing at its best

I am a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation. I highly recommend this organization - the mentor/mentoree training is terrific and the opportunities to gain & give global perspectives is beyond measure.

One such view came to my inbox this weekend. Violence against women & children should not be tolerated anywhere. All help, good words, actions or ideas are necessary. Mentoring can help. Sharing information can help.

Think about being a mentor with CBF. Or simply support folks like Safecity. No matter how much time or effort you have to give, it will all make a difference.

cheer & sunshine

From: Mentoring Forum
Date: August 14, 2015 at 12:11:30 PM EDT
Subject: Updates from Safecity #5813098384457728

On 14th August 2015, Elsamarie Dsilva wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to give you some updates from my organisation Safecity which
documents sexual violence in public spaces in India through crowdsourced
data and technology.

We were recently featured in the Guardian
Tech in Asia
the Aspen Ideas Festival <>

Please also support our crowd fund on indiegogo and request if you can pass on to your

A big thank you to my mentor Lorraine Hendrickson who has been a great
support to me.

I am happy to discuss collaboration with other organisations working on
gender based violence.

Kind regards,