Martha Burwell

Martha Burwell is an independent gender equity consultant and writer. She specializes in design-based solutions to address root causes of inequities. An avid traveler, she’s visited over 30 countries and lived and volunteered in 4. She now calls Seattle her home, and blogs about intersectional gender equity at www.EqualiSea.org. See www.marthaburwell.com for more details.
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Recent Posts

New Use for Drones in the Philippines Is Saving Lives

27 August 2017 | Martha Burwell
In 2013, one of the worst tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as super typhoon Yolanda, devastated the country, killing more than 6,000 Filipinos and affecting millions of others.

More Sun, Cheaper Electricity: Startup First To Pass Green Energy Savings On To Consumers

20 May 2017 | Martha Burwell
 Simon Schmitz wants to change the way you think about the sun and the wind. Having worked in the energy industry in the past, he saw green, innovative ideas being passed over because of a business culture that was uncomfortable with risk. 

Social Entrepreneurs Bring Work, Stability, and Community to Refugees

20 May 2017 | Martha Burwell
The journey from Syria to Europe is not an easy one. Though the routes are constantly changing, they usually involve thousands of miles of walking, dangerous boat rides, and constant fear of violence and deportation.

This Armenian Ed-Tech Company Is Changing The Way We Run Our Schools

5 May 2017 | Martha Burwell
Can an ed-tech company improve the lives of Armenia’s children? Suren Aloyan, the founder of Dasaran, has proven that it can. His company has leapfrogged traditional models of education, using the latest technological innovations  to create Armenia’s first comprehensive e-Learning portal.

Rape Survivor Creates Ethical Business to Reduce Violence Against Women

22 March 2017 | Martha Burwell
Joy McBrien is a phoenix. Having faced personal tragedy while still a teenager, she transformed that pain into a journey out of which would rise an ethical business, the healing of herself, and the empowerment of women all over the world.
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