Ivy Child International Facilitates Global Social Change by Preparing Emerging Young Women Leaders

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Ivy Child International founder Rose Pavlov inspires at the Empower Peace Women 2 Women Global Leadership Conference, attended by 600 emerging international women leaders from 41 countries.

Ivy Child founder Rose Pavlov with emerging young women leaders of the Middle East

Ivy Child founder Rose Pavlov with emerging young women leaders of the Middle East

Today 88.8% of the heads of state and more than 95% of ceos are men. Women still face many challenges and our steadfast effort and perseverance in overcoming any obstacle, will determine our legacy to future generations of women.

Of the 77 million children not attending school, girls make up two thirds.
Women log two-thirds of the world’s working hours, yet earn only 10 percent of the income.Women produce half the world’s food, yet own only 1% of its land. Women lead their families everyday, yet there are only a few women leaders in government and business. {See infographic included for more}

These are facts that Ivy Child International (Ivy Child), a nonprofit that practices cross-cultural positive psychology to help children, families and communities across the globe, hopes to change, by training and thus empowering young women to be leaders in their communities across the world.

Ivy Child’s Leadership Institute, offers a Global Leadership in Human Service curriculum through innovative classroom and field research education to universities (on and off campus) for students, faculty, and professionals/executives worldwide.

Ivy Child’s founder Rose Pavlov was invited as speaker to the Empower Peace Women 2 Women Global Leadership Conference held for a week in July 2012 at Boston, which has provided over 600 emerging international young women leaders (ages 15- 19) from 41 countries with leadership training, social entrepreneurship skills, while strengthening their cultural competencies through training, lectures and discussions by experts and women leaders such as Rose Pavlov.

W2W alumni synthesize their experience by implementing civic engagement action plans to create meaningful change in their communities upon returning home. They are very likely going to face a steep uphill climb as even in this day and age, gender equality is elusive and women are still undermined across fields.

“Today 88.8% of the heads of state of self governing countries are men. In business too, women still run only 3.6 percent of Fortune 500 companies. It is obvious that women still face many struggles in our daily battles, to create a better future for the generation of women that will follow us. It is our steadfast effort and ability to persevere and overcome any obstacle that will determine our legacy.” states Rose Pavlov, who was invited to speak at the conference on the topic of overcoming challenges and failures.

She urged the young delegates at the W2W conference to honor failures with honesty and steadfast commitment, perseverance and faith in their spirit and vision. She shared the words of Retha McPherson that, “All the broken pieces of your life are nothing more than the beautiful mosaic of your future.”

She encouraged the young women to not be overwhelmed with herculean campaigns but to strive to bring change to even one person, or through a single deed, or experience at a time, sharing a quote from Mother Teresa who once said, “If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”

The session was very well received by the delegates who connected with her both on and off the venue to express their appreciation.

Rose Pavlov founded Ivy Child International with a mission of Helping Each Child Achieve Their Best and has initiated mindfulness programs in orphanages in India, designed curricula for young victims of the natural disaster in Haiti, provided teacher training in the Dominican Republic and presented multicultural workshops in Massachusetts.

She was recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as one of the “40 Under Forty” emerging leaders in Central Massachusetts and was named one of the young leaders pioneering global social change in 2011. She is a board member of Young Democrats of Massachusetts and the Center for Women and Enterprise and is a mentor and inspirational role model to many young women.

In addition to Leadership training, Ivy Child also offers kids, teens, caregivers, educators and administrators programs such as Bullying Prevention, Yoga and Mindfulness, Multicultural and Music Education, to teach conflict resolution skills, self-regulation, and cultivate cross-cultural understanding in schools, after-school programs and community centers. For details: ivychild.org/programs

To partner with Ivy Child or for an interview, please contact:
Rose Pavlov, Founder of Ivy Child International, by phone: 508-299-7905 or via email: rpavlov(at)ivychild(dot)org.

Source for facts on women mentioned above:
Empower Peace
The Huffington Post

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