What’s the difference between men and women? In Afghanistan, it’s freedom. In their deeply conservative, gender-segregated society, males live fully, while females live a life defined by oppression. From the moment she is born, an Afghan girl has little value, very few rights and almost no control over her own life. She must guard her behavior, appear modest at all times, and often cannot leave the house without an escort. It is no wonder, then, that international aid organizations have called Afghanistan the worst and most dangerous country in the world in which to be a born a girl. The woman you are about to meet has uncovered the “underground girls of kabul” and is here to tell us their harrowing story.
Jenny Nordberg is an award-winning journalist based in New York with a long record of investigative reports for, among others, the New York Times, where she contributed to a series that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. She has reported extensively from Europe and the Middle East, and in 2010, she was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism for a television documentary on Afghan women.
Divorce is never an easy time, and if you ever have gone through it, you know you need to go into it prepared and aware of brighter possibilities. It can make the difference between just surviving and achieving your Next Best Life. The woman you are about to meet is a certified family law specialist and is here to share with you realistic strategies and positive solutions that can heal a broken family, help you uncover hidden talents and interests, and grow as an individual.
Angie Hallier is the founder and managing partner of Hallier & Lawrence PLC, ranked the #1 family law firm in Arizona by Ranking Arizona. Her practice includes complex divorce and legal separation, business issues incident to divorce, spousal maintenance, appellate work, and paternity issues. She offers mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce, and has established new case law in Arizona through her appellate work. She is a Certified Family Specialist and Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court, donating her time to conduct mediations in family law cases and appear in court as a judge.
Angie has served on and chaired state bar committees, including the committee that oversees family law certification. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest competency and ethical rating given. She has been named a “Super Lawyer” by superlawyers.com every year since 2007. She has received the “Top 10 Attorney Award” from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and is on the “Top Lawyers List” of AZ Business Magazine and Phoenix Magazine’s “Best Family Law Attorney” list.
Angie has appeared on CNN, FOX News, HLN, the Dr. Drew Show, and has been interviewed numerous times by local media regarding her own cases and on divorce topics. She is a frequent speaker at legal education seminars and public events, and her “Ask Angie” divorce education column has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. She has received the Woman of Distinction Award, the Enterprising Women’s Celebration of Success Award, was named one of Arizona’s Top Ten Businesswomen by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce three years in a row, and is a member of Women President’s Organization.
Her philanthropic work includes domestic violence and children’s safety issues, and she is the founder of “Angie’s Angel’s”, a community service work group made up of the firm’s employees. The firm closes twice each year to donate their time to a local charity in need.
If you want to feel sexier, look younger, get leaner, and live longer through hormone balance and achieving a healthy weight, the woman you are about to meet can help you transform your life.
Dr. Melinda Silva graduated from UCLA with a BS in PsychoBiology and then received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine. She is a Double Board Certified physician in Family Medicine and Functional and integrative Medicine. With Dr. Silva’s expertise and training, she strives to provide the best medical care with a focus on prevention and holistic health care. The goal of her compassion centered practice is to blend allopathic medicine with complementary medicine bridging the two disciplines.