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This Computer Scientist is Changing Women’s Lives in Rural India

It is not so unusual that a 14-year old teenager in Lucknow, India might teach herself to use a computer. But when Promila Bahadur accomplished this in 1991, what she did with this knowledge profoundly changed the lives of many young women in a poor, rural village just 15 kilometers from her home.

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Empowerment through Transcendental Meditation: Naomi Roochnik & Stephanie Guerrero

In this talk, Roochnik delves into the power of TM and the effect it has on the students she works with at the New Village Girls Academy. For example, fights used to break out on campus everyday. However, since the implementation of TM at the school, fights are scarce. Guerrero punctuates these thoughts with a personal spoken word piece, in which she discusses TM and the human body.

Naomi Roochnik graduated from Barnard College in 2012 with a degree in English. From 2012-2014, she coached students in Transcendental Meditation (TM) at...

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Wise Women Lead Event Series to Benefit Local Refugees

Looking for a way to celebrate International Women’s Day while giving back to the community? Join MIU’s Wise Women Lead club for a week of events to benefit local area refugees.

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Sahar Abdullah: Role Model for Women’s IT Education

Most young women growing up in Yemen have few opportunities for higher education and professional jobs. But Sahar Abdullah’s parents believe that higher education plays an integral role in personal development, so they strongly encouraged Sahar and her sister to continue education after high school. 

Because Sahar was one of the top secondary school students in Yemen, she received a scholarship to study for her bachelor’s degree in Egypt. Her love for programming and problem solving led Sahar to choose computer science as her major. At Cairo University she successfully...

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Percilla Herrera: Women, Consciousness, and Health

Growing up in Los Angeles, Percilla Herrera observed women around her and desired to help them grow healthier and happier. But it wasn’t until she came to MIU that she realized she could have a career doing just that.

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Wise Women Lead to Hold First Meeting of School Year

“Our mission is to develop the wisdom to lead; coming together as a community of women, we cultivate our inner strength and creative power. We are the student branch of the Women’s Institute at Maharishi International University.” This is the mission statement of Maharishi International University’s Wise Women Lead club.

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