To baffle, to build

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee addresses the Columbia Business School 2011 Social Enterprise Conference on Oct. 7, 2011, in New York. (Newscom/Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi)

"I just don't know what I am going to do with that girl," my mother told my Aunt Dorothy, who was visiting our Kansas farm one evening. They thought I was upstairs in bed and asleep. But I have always been curious, and that night, I sat at the top of the narrow wooden steps listening to my mother's bewilderment at yet another one of her 6-year-old daughter's creative and baffling projects.

Last month, the moment came back to me at the OXFAM International Women's Day meeting and lobbying event in Washington, D.C. As an Oxfam Sister on the Planet addressing climate change, I sat and listened to two poignant stories about women engaged in change despite great odds.

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