Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history.
Upon announcing the 5th-ever round of finalists in the annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, today BCLC founder and executive director called American cities "hotbeds of social and environmental innovation."
The topic of women in the workplace is certainly not a new subject for discussion, but how we look at their role and impact is most certainly changing. History has accurately recorded the foundation that women bring to our families and communities, but what about in business?
Last week I attended an event at the White House focused on the Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) initiative that the Obama administration launched in July 2011. The program is a customized pilot initiative to strengthen local capacity and spark economic growth in local communities.
Half a world away from where I sit today, 70% of the population lives in poverty in Nigeria’s nine-state Niger Delta region. Of the 30 million people who live in this mostly rural area, 62% are younger than age 30.