Catherine Njeri discovered yoga at a time of crisis in Kenya, when a disputed presidential election threw the country in turmoil. She found yoga fostered rare moments of calm in camps for displaced survivors. Now years on, she helps others learn to teach it through the Africa Yoga Project.
They were brought in to provide a "feminine touch," but they were really designing for everyone.
As in the United States, there are so many amazing candidates, including Canada's Rosa Parks. the author of "Anne of Green Gables" and sort of a Paul Revere in reverse.
In Indonesia, a growing number of women are speaking up to report violence and finding the economic means to get out of abusive marriages.
Air India's all-woman flights are aimed at encouraging young girls who have dreams of getting into the skies.
A "Made in Bangladesh" tag on clothing typically also means "made by women," because they make up 80 percent of the country's garment-factory workforce. Many of them send the money they earn back to villages in the countryside.
Vickie Remoe says she left her career as a TV host in Sierra Leone after being propositioned one time too many.
Despite being the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, women of color have a hard time raising capital to support their ventures.
It's hard to learn to read when your country has been torn apart by war and disease. It's even harder when children's books come from far away. But Wayétu Moore, whose family fled Liberia's civil war when she was five, is setting out to change the odds for kids in Liberia and other countries with low literacy.
Her parents hoped she'd be an economist. And in a way, that's what Muthoni the Drummer Queen became. Just in the music world...
More than 90 percent of Ghanains shop at the West African nation's many open-air women. And that means, in most cases, buying from women, who dominate the trading business. But that power came at a price a generation ago, when the market women were blamed for an economic crisis and their livelihoods destoyed.
Sreeja Singh Berwal wound up in conservative northern India through an arranged marriage. Her education and job skills landed her a job at a bank, and now women are flocking to open accounts with her. But she remains the bank's only female employee.
Two mothers in the Czech Republic are making handbags and cases that are locally sourced.