There's Nothing Micro about a Billion Women

Making Finance Work for Women

Author: Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Why it takes more than microloans to empower women and promote sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Nearly one billion women have been completely excluded from the formal financial system. Without even a bank account in their own names, they lack the basic services most of us take for granted—secure ways to save money, pay bills, and get credit. Exclusion from the formal financial system means they are economic outsiders, unable to benefit from, or contribute to, economic growth. Microfinance has been hailed as an economic lifeline for women in developing countries—but, as Mary Ellen Iskenderian shows in this book, it takes more than microloans to empower women and promote sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Iskenderian, who leads a nonprofit that works to give women access to the financial system, argues that the banking industry should view these one billion “unbanked” women not as charity cases but as a business opportunity: a lucrative new market of small business owners, heads of households, and purchasers of financial products and services. Iskenderian shows how financial inclusion can be transformative for the lives of women in developing countries, describing, among other things, the informal moneylenders and savings clubs women have relied on, the need for both financial and digital literacy (and access) as mobile phones become a means of banking, and the importance of women’s property rights. She goes on to make the business case for financial inclusion, exploring the ways that financial institutions are adapting to help women build wealth, access capital, and manage risks. Banks can do the right thing—and make money while doing so—and all of us can benefit.

The Billion Dollar Player

A Billionaire's Club Story

Author: Mandy Baxter

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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In The Billion Dollar Player by Mandy Baxter, Jase Blackwell, starting tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, is a pro when it comes to football—and to women. Never one to shy away from a challenge, "Billion Dollar Blackwell" is finally able to get the cute waitress he's had his eye on out for a little fun. But when their steamy encounters inspire Jase to play better than he ever has before, he has to wonder if this exciting woman is more than just a good luck charm... Avery Lockhart doesn't understand why a pro football player would want to go out with her. Incredibly wealthy and undeniably sexy, Jase Blackwell is everything she thinks she's not. Getting a little closer to this enigmatic billionaire, however, proves too much for Avery to resist. But as their passion heats up, so does Jase's game play, and soon, the rumors start to fly. Is Avery only being kept around to ease Jace's pre-game superstitions? Or, like she believes, does their connection run deeper...?

The Mind Beauty Farm

Author: Rona Persichetti

Publisher: Leone Editore

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Category: Fiction

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This book is not for any woman.This book is only for women who would like to give up everything and start over, or who are trying to understand what they want from their life, or who are continuously in conflict with their physical form, or who run like crazy without really understanding where they are going, or who are asking themselves where the hell is their Prince Charming... Okay, this book is for any women.The Mind Beauty Farm is a manual of personal growth that contains precious suggestions to help you find a balance in your lives both in the private sphere and the professional. Ten regenerating treatments for the mind, a real Beauty Farm for our brain. So instead of waxing your legs, you will wax unnecessary thoughts, the old clothes will be the hostile and useless feelings that you must leave behind, while junk food will not be fries but gossips that produce cellulite in our poor minds.A real regenerating, energizing and detoxifying path for women that have yet to find the beauty that is inside of them.

Diaries of a Dead Woman

Author: Alicia Rice

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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Does love survive beyond the grave? Arista is a young, successful woman whose life is moving in a positive direction. At the peak of her career, she is reunited with her high school sweetheart Scott. Their strong connection leads them both down a path neither was expecting...a path that will lead to either salvation or condemnation. Arista quickly realizes that the choices she makes and actions she takes will affect her forever, even beyond the grave. Will Arista's diary hold the answers too many of her friend's questions? Can true love live on after death? Can we choose our paths in preparation for death? Read Arista's diary and find out .

Ebony

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Macro-Micro

Author: Ishmael Carol

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

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Category: Fiction

Page: 684

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In a galaxy of conscious celestial beings, ex-rogue planet Chandra protects her adopted sister Gaia from enslavement by aliens and must destroy an army of macro and micro entities to break the blockade on their star system. Aided by her teacher Master Sun and the digital beings living on her planet, Chandra must make choices that will alter forever the fate of humankind - and the Galaxy herself. Keywords: Consciousness, Gaia, Macro-Micro, Spirituality, Genetic Manipulation, Digital Beings, Holographs, Universe, Light Versus Darkness

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Page: 116

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Microtrends

The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes

Author: Mark Penn

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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The adviser to Senator Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, and President Bill Clinton proves that small is big by identifying 75 hidden-in-plain-sight trends that are moving America, revealing that the nation is no longer a melting pot but a collection of communities with many individual tastes and lifestyles. "The ideas in his book will help you see the world in a new way." —Bill Clinton "Mark Penn has a keen mind and a fascinating sense of what makes America tick, and you see it on every page of Microtrends." —Bill Gates In 1982, readers discovered Megatrends. In 2000, The Tipping Point entered the lexicon. Now, in Microtrends, one of the most respected and sought-after analysts in the world articulates a new way of understanding how we live. Mark Penn, the man who identified "Soccer Moms" as a crucial constituency in President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign, is known for his ability to detect relatively small patterns of behavior in our culture-microtrends that are wielding great influence on business, politics, and our personal lives. Only one percent of the public, or three million people, is enough to launch a business or social movement. Relying on some of the best data available, Penn identifies more than 70 microtrends in religion, leisure, politics, and family life that are changing the way we live. Among them: People are retiring but continuing to work. Teens are turning to knitting. Geeks are becoming the most sociable people around. Women are driving technology. Dads are older than ever and spending more time with their kids than in the past. You have to look at and interpret data to know what's going on, and that conventional wisdom is almost always wrong and outdated. The nation is no longer a melting pot. We are a collection of communities with many individual tastes and lifestyles. Those who recognize these emerging groups will prosper. Penn shows readers how to identify the microtrends that can transform a business enterprise, tip an election, spark a movement, or change your life. In today's world, small groups can have the biggest impact.

Y2K For Women

Author: Karen Anderson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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Category: Religion

Page: 209

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This book explains the year 2000 problem in non-technical terms from a woman's perspective with an emphasis on preparing your home for a possible disruption in everyday life. It not only explains the Y2K problem, but it also explains in detail why you should be prepared for any emergency, natural or man-made (Y2K). It provides answers to common questions in a "Dear Abby" like style with a focus on the special needs and concerns of women.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

India Express

The Future of the New Superpower

Author: Daniel Lak

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In evocative prose and with street-level reporting, Daniel Lak argues that India has become a global superpower because of its religion, caste, politics, and poverty, and not in spite of it. He looks presciently to the future, and concludes that the strength that democracy gives it means that India is much better positioned to sustain its newfound status than China, whose political system is sure to eventually hinder it. As an expert who has covered the region for the BBC for the last twelve years, Lak weaves together his substantive knowledge of Indian politics, economics, and culture with fascinating stories of everyday people. India Express incisively explores the most urgent challenges facing India in the 21st century: · The governance and development of the most religiously, culturally, and linguistically diverse population on the planet · Crushing poverty--with 300 million on less $2 a day--despite the rise of the largest middle class the world has ever known · Uncertain geopolitics including the parallel rise of China and civil wars in neighboring states and the increasingly unstable, nuclear-armed Pakistan · Corruption at all levels of government while the business sector becomes ever more globalized and attuned to international standards · Growing urbanization: three of the world's top fifteen cities in terms of population are already Indian and they are growing faster than most others · Inequality between different Hindu castes, sexes, regions and newly minted haves and have-nots

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Where All Light is Left to Die

A Collection of Darkness

Author: Robert S. Wilson

Publisher: Empire of Blood Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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When those with a special gift can catch your soul in that dark realm between here and hereafter and bring you back to life, who will save us all from the jealous void? Lurking between the crowds of men and women, there are those among us who feed on something other than plants and animals. Predators with a unique kind of prey. Predators of those who prey on women and children... Predators with a taste for justice. James Benton might be the last man on earth. Racing to get to work, he finds random abandoned cars, smoldering pile-ups, and something even stranger. Everywhere he goes there's no grass, no people, not even a bird in the sky. Alone in a barren world, James travels west in search of someone, anyone who might have survived The Quiet. When Art Gibson's collie, Ginger, goes out of control, barking and digging at Dead Man's Hill, Art makes a chilling discovery: someone is trapped inside. Alive. Once rescued, the man himself is even stranger. Naked and unable to speak, he is taken to the hospital. As he recovers from an unknown shock, the fate of an entire universe is at stake. Thirteen tales in all. Awakened from the mind of Robert S. Wilson. Ripped from their slumber and stretched across the fabric of space and time, silently screaming into the farthest reaches of the cold dead void... where all light is left to die. Table of Contents: 1. The Death Catcher (Short story) 2. Playing with Fire (Flash fiction) 3. The Singularity (Short story) 4. The Last Time I Saw My Brother Nathan (Flash fiction) 5. Self-Aware: A Ray Garret/Lifeline Techno Thriller (Short story) 6. The Boy in the Elevator (Short story) 7. Forcipules (Short story) 8. Calling Me Home (Flash fiction) 9. The Resurrection of Tommy Derringer: An Empire of Blood Short Story 10. The Quiet: A Novella 11. The Suits (Flash fiction) 12. Through the Mindhole: A Novelette 13. The Nesting Place: A Novella 14. Through the Mindhole: A Poem (The full poem written for and used in Through the Mindhole)

Applying Microeconomic Principles

A Student Guide to Analyzing Economic News

Author: Richard J. Kieffer

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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Category: Economic history

Page: 174

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Headlong into Quicksand: the Tale of Today in America

The Oldest Large Democracy Ever, yet a Decaying Empire

Author: Fred E. Howard, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: History

Page: 333

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Americas 220 years of Democracy (of its 400 years) is longer than the Greek 100 (of 1000), the Roman 150 (of 1000), or the British 180 (of 1600.) These European democracies are the only large ones ever. Two collapsed as demoralized empires. Two moderns with one heritage of basicly Christian, Northwest European tradition, have been autocraticly led further away into decadent empires than people realized. That disappearing heritage was Americas constitutional basis and durable strength. America follows Greco-Roman decay steps toward collapsing empire die-offs after losing common moral understandings and family stability. Turning toward imperial quicksand began dictatorially in the 1801 court, built to Civil War, softened seemingly in the wild west, peaked untraditionally in the "liberal" socialist double-meanings of the 1930s depression, and led under continuous near-emperors into the post-war anti-traditional, anti-Christian, anti-moral, anti-family decadence of today. Democratic repairs may exist, if traditional people come together. This book links its origin, in HUMAN CREATURES - A BROADER VIEW, to its sequel, TAMING THE VIPERS IN THE SLOUGH, through four histories of democratic civilizations: Lost limits on political leaders/governments, demagogues. Failed family/religious values. Consequent imperial disasters.

InfoWorld

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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

The Guilty Feminist

The Sunday Times bestseller - 'Breathes life into conversations about feminism' (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

Author: Deborah Frances-White

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Humor

Page: 336

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Breathes life into conversations about feminism' PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE 'Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant' DOLLY ALDERTON Why do we find it so hard to say 'No'? How can feminism be more inclusive? What can rom-coms tell us about taking charge? The Guilty Feminist will challenge you, reassure you and empower you to see the world differently. From inclusion to intersectionality, #MeToo to men's rights, rom-coms to pornography, Deborah Frances-White tackles urgent questions for the modern woman. Featuring interviews with activists, businesswomen and all-round inspirations, The Guilty Feminist examines how women can abandon their guilt, say No (when they mean it), say Yes (when they want to), and to change the world - and ourselves - for the better. Includes interviews with Jessamyn Stanley * Zoe Coombs Marr * Susan Wokoma * Phoebe Waller-Bridge * Hannah Gadsby * Reubs Walsh * Bisha K. Ali * Becca Bunce * Mo Mansfield * Leyla Hussein * Amika George 'Genius' Sunday Times 'Funny, fresh, thought-provoking' Observer 'Everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' EMMA THOMPSON 'Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation' ELIZABETH DAY 'Encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen" ' Daily Express 'A passionate and engaging manifesto, reminding readers that feminism isn't one-size-fits-all' I