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April 2016

DukeEngage Alum Suhani Jalota Named Glamour Magazine College Woman of the Year

  • 04.19.16
  • Posted By: Liz Corrao

     Glamour Magazine recently named ­­DukeEngage alum Suhani Jalota as one of its 2016 College Women of the Year. The magazine annually selects ten young women who have made a serious impact in either their local communities or on a global scale. In May 2015, Jalota founded the Myna Mahila Foundation, a social enterprise that helps facilitate access to menstrual hygiene products in impoverished areas of India.

        Jalota’s passion for global health has long been an aspect of her Duke experience. In 2013, Jalota participated in a DukeEngage Independent Project, which focused on improving sanitation systems and awareness in Maharashtra, India, through partnership with NGOs in the area. Jalota and the Myna Mahila Foundation have since worked to improve women’s health in the Mumbai area by selling high quality feminine hygiene products at a low cost.

      The award from Glamour Magazine, along with the $20,000 grand price, honors Jalota’s ongoing impact on the welfare of women in the slum communities of Mumbai. To read the feature in Glamour Magazine, click here.

Sherryl Broverman to Receive Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

  • 04.04.16
  • Posted By: Liz Corrao
     Sherryl Broverman, President of WISER International and leader of the DukeEngage in Kenya – WISER program, will receive the 2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Duke. The DukeEngage community would like to congratulate her for this prestigious award, which recognizes one graduating senior and one member of faculty, staff, or the graduate student body for their dedication to service.
     Broverman co-founded Women in Secondary Education and Research (WISER) in 2006, and currently serves as the President of the organization. As DukeEngage in Kenya program leader, Broverman guides participants through partnership with the NGO, improving health and educational conditions for young women in Kenya. She has long served as an inspiration to students who wish to help empower Kenyan youth, and is well-deserving of the award for this reason.
     A public ceremony for this year’s award will be held on May 4th at 11:00am in the Allen Board Room. We are extremely proud of Broverman’s accomplishment, and we hope that she will continue encouraging others to engage in meaningful service. To learn more about the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, click here. 


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