women in leadership

23 petitions

Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Randall L. Stephenson, Charles W. Dahlquist II, Michael Surbaugh, The Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America

Tell the Boy Scouts to End Discrimination Against Young Women

I cannot change my gender to fit the Boy Scouts’ standards, but the Boy Scouts can change their standards to include me. I am determined to be an Eagle Scout. It isn’t just a hobby, it’s access to some of the best leadership training there is. According to the BSA, over half of all astronauts were involved in Scouting and 16.3% of West Point cadets are Eagle Scouts. Of the current Congress, 191 members were involved in Scouting, 18 current U.S. governors participated in Scouting, and many of them are Eagle Scouts. The facts say it all -- high-level Scouting creates opportunity, and with opportunity comes a chance at success in the global community. Unfortunately for me and half the country’s population, we are excluded from most of these amazing opportunities for no reason other than that we are female. That’s why I’m calling on the BSA to end the discriminatory ban against young women and girls, and allow all children to participate in the Boy Scouts and earn the Eagle Rank. In most countries, Scouting is co-ed. International Scouting appreciates that separating children by gender is an artifact from a bygone era. The BSA has opened a few programs to girls and young women, but the Scouts exclude us from joining Scout Troops, and we are not eligible to earn the rank of Eagle Scout -- the most advanced, and most challenging leadership program they have. Boy Scouting teaches young people to be strong leaders. I, and many young women like me, want this chance at the best leadership training for our youth. Women can now hold all combat roles, and have already earned Bronze and Silver Stars, and Purple Hearts in war. Women have leadership roles in government, business, academia and entertainment. Imagine what else would be possible for women with Eagle Scout training.... Under the leadership of former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, the Boy Scouts recently ended anti-gay policies, allowing all boys and LGBT adults full membership in Scouting.  The Boy Scouts should now end discriminatory policies based on gender, welcoming all children to participate in Scouting, including young women and girls.   I know I could rise through the ranks and become an Eagle Scout alongside the best of the boys -- all I need is the opportunity. Please join us in calling on the Boy Scouts to allow all children to participate in Scouting and earn the Eagle Rank. Please sign our petition and encourage your friends on social media to get involved. We can be reached at  Thank you for your support. Photo credit: Yasmeen Khan at WNYC. 

Sydney and Bryan Ireland
9,854 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Ernest Enebi

Draft Amina J Mohammed to run for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2019

Anybody who’s ever recruited talent for a high level executive position like CEO or COO, knows the best talent aren’t on the job market looking for CEO or COO jobs. They’re in highly fulfilled jobs. You have to poach them, convince them to take the job, incentivize them. Why doesn’t politics work like this? Well, it should. As the second highest civil servant in the world and the architect of the Global Goals, Amina J Mohammed has dedicated her life to public service and the betterment of humanity. Very few Nigerians are as equipped or qualified to understand and tackle our current problems. Before joining the UN, Ms. Mohammed worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Minister of the Environment where she shepherded Nigeria’s effort to signing the Paris Climate Accord, Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development, and coordinating programmes worth $1 billion annually for MDG-related interventions. Over her 35-year career in the private and public sectors, Amina J. Mohammed has demonstrated a superb level of integrity, hard work, creativity, and leadership. At this juncture in its history, Nigeria would benefit greatly from her vision, skills and abilities as well as the tremendous goodwill she has on the International stage  Our aim is to gather 500,000 unique signatures. Armed with this, her record of answering the call to public service, as well as her proclamation “when one is called to serve, one doesn’t have the luxury of being down”, and the road map to victory, we have enough to make the Deputy Secretary General the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So join the call for UN Deputy Secretary General - Amina J. Mohammed to run for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2019 Elections. The fate of the republic is simply too important to leave to chance. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Ernest Danjuma Enebi
485 supporters