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Global Women Leaders

Breaking Boundaries

Regina Wentzel Wolfe and Patricia H. Werhane

Global Women Leaders showcases narratives of women in business, nonprofit organizations and the public sector who have achieved leadership positions despite cultural obstacles and gender bias. Featuring leaders from India, Japan, Jordan and the United Kingdom, the book examines how these women have overcome challenges and served as role models in their professions.
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Chapter 3: Corinne Kumar: International Coordinator and Founder, World Courts of Women

Breaking Boundaries

Regina Wentzel Wolfe and Patricia H. Werhane

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Corinne Kumar has dedicated her life to working for human rights and advocating alternate models of development. She founded the World Courts of Women in 1992 and continues as the coordinator. For more than 20 years she served as Secretary General of El Taller, an international NGO committed to working with civil society organizations to address issues of poverty, underdevelopment and women’s rights. Ms. Kumar was a founding member of the Centre for Informal Development Studies, of the Asian Women’s Human Rights Council and of Vimochana, an NGO in Bangalore, India concerned with domestic violence, dowry-related deaths and workplace sexual harassment. Editor of Asking We Walk: The South as a New Political Imaginary a four-volume set of essays, she has also published numerous journal articles. She is considered by many who know her to be a poet.

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