We the People: How to #GiveBig4Girls

By Colleen Gregerson, VP, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, PSI Millions of people took to the streets in an estimated 60 countries around world last weekend to stand up for women’s rights.  It was both an empowering and sobering moment:  on the one hand it was an incredible show of civic action and demonstration of “what

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Empowering Haiti’s Invisible Children

By Kim Agnew, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Kimberly is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of Population Services International, a global health non-profit with operations in 65 countries and 9000 staff. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls through innovative projects to

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Young Moms Know Best

by Caitlin Heising, Philanthropist & Founding Member of Maverick Collective Caitlin Heising is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder with a global community

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Turns Out, Girls and Women Aren’t the Answer

By Ana Morales, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Ana Morales is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder with a global

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Maverick Collective Founders Among “100 Leading Global Thinkers” of 2016

Foreign Policy magazine has listed Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Kate Roberts and Melinda Gates among its “100 Leading Global Thinkers” of 2016. The award recognizes the Crown Princess and Kate Robert’s role in founding Maverick Collective and Melinda Gates as its co-chair. Maverick Collective works with philanthropists who are passionate about

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Between Life and Death: Being Pregnant in Rural Africa

By Diane Powell, Clinical Social Worker, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Diane Powell is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder

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Have you seen PSI’s Latest Innovation Report?

By Karen Sommer Shalett, Senior Manager External Relations and Communications, PSI Have you seen PSI’s Latest Innovation Report? At PSI, we are proud to host the Maverick Collective, an initiative that’s bringing together a new breed of bold philanthropists contributing both intellectual and financial resources. In our latest issue of PSI Pulse, we take an

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No Toilet – No Dignity

By Camilla Hagen Sørli, Business Woman, Philanthropist, Founding Member of Maverick Collective This post originally ran on Huffington Post. No woman or child should risk death, disease or rape when having to go to the bathroom. Vietnam´s journey towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goal nr 6 (clean water and sanitation) is an important one. Approximately 17 million

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Putting Women and Girls at the Centre of Our Work

“Only when we listen do we understand and gain the respect of the people we want to serve; only then can we truly deliver what people want and need.” PSI thought partner and Maverick Collective founding member Pam Scott understands that the women and girls we’re trying to serve need to be at the heart of our creative

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit

7 Questions with Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

At Women Deliver, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will introduce the Maverick Collective, an initiative she co-chairs with Melinda Gates to empower philanthropists to become advocates for girls and women. Here, she shares why she’s a long-time advocate and how she expects this new model of philanthropy to disrupt global health.

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Maverick Collective Ignites a New Model of Engagement

By Marshall Stowell, Vice President, PSI and Editor-in-Chief, Impact magazine “When Bill and I started our foundation 15 years ago, we pretty much thought in terms of grant-making, period,” says Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-chair of
the newly launched Maverick Collective. “We learned our lesson fast. Making change is

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Myanmar

Breaking the Silence: How We Can Empower Women to Address Violence in Myanmar

By Barbara Jones, philanthropist and civic leader Barbara Jones, founding member of philanthropic and advocacy initiative Maverick Collective, reflects on the state of gender-based violence in Myanmar and her recent visit to the country with PSI. Imagine feeling like you don’t own your body. You can’t speak up or come and go as you please.

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