News from speakers and honorees of Foundation events

Men Should Champion Gender Equality - Three Men Tell Us Why

Stories of three men, including Richard Fitzburgh, the Founder and Chairman of Foundation for Gender Equality, working to empower women and to achieve gender equality, and why men should get more involved – as part of a #HeForShe series. Read more at

Shelved PSA Spotlights the Rape Kit Backlog

While hundreds of thousands of rape kits languish untested on shelves, survivors wait for justice. It's not enough to be outraged by this injustice, we have to take action to fix it. Learn more at

Digital Citizen Fund named one of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge finalists

Roya Mahboob, Dec. 6, 2017
The Inclusive Innovation Challenge leadership team is pleased to announce the 2017 Winners and Grand Prize recipients. Selected through a rigorous process by over 160 Judges and an expert Champion Committee, these organizations represent the most visionary, impactful, and innovative ways to reinvent the future of work today. They are ensuring that broadly shared prosperity is not only possible, but a reality, in the Second Machine Age. Learn more at

How To Find A Career That You Are Passionate About

Forbes, Sept. 21, 2017
Millennials get a bad reputation for wanting to have a fulfilling career. How dare we want to do something that makes us happy? I get it. This conversation often doesn’t take into account the privilege of focusing on what you want to do vs. what you need to do to pay the bills. But no one can argue that having a career that you are passionate about doesn't make a difference between an unbearably long day and a feeling of accomplishment in your life.


Foundation names paws4people dog

Meet ACADIA, one of the newest puppies that has started her journey of becoming a paws4people Assistance Dog! ACADIA was born on July 27, 2017 and was named by The Foundation for Gender Equality, a Pawsitive Partner Sponsor. The Foundation is proud to support paws4people and help ACADIA begin her life as a future Assistance Dog. We are excited to see ACADIA start transforming lives!

Trump intervenes to grant rejected Afghan girls entry to U.S. for robotics contest

Politico, July 12, 2017
At the urging of President Donald Trump, U.S. officials have reversed course and decided to allow into the United States a group of Afghan girls hoping to participate in an international robotics competition next week, senior administration officials told POLITICO on Wednesday.


Budget Cuts, Democracy, & Teacher Appreciation With Educator and Activist Nicholas Ferroni

KTLA5, July 7, 2017


This girls robotics team from Afghanistan was denied visas for a U.S. competition, June 30, 2017
Team Afghanistan was put together under the umbrella of The Digital Citizen Fund, an organization co-founded by Roya Mahboob, an Afghan entrepreneur and Time 100 alum, who said the girls spent the day crying after they found out they wouldn't get to go to the United States.