COOL TOOLS: Addressing Women’s Time Poverty – at CSW16

By |March 14th, 2016|Humanitarian Tech, income generation, low tech/high impact, Speaking engagements, UN|

Join me for a public lecture on tools that help impoverished women do tasks more efficiently. Valuing women's time [...]


By |September 8th, 2015|Atlantic Things That Work Series, cellphones, female farmers, Girl Effect, goats, guatemala, inequality of opportunity, Kibera, legal status, low tech/high impact, microloans, solar, solar lights, solar powered appliances, sustainable agriculture, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

A woman-to-woman microinsurance transaction.Credit: John Owens 9/8/2015 – W4 had the pleasure of interviewing Betsy Teutsch, author of 100 Under $100, which makes vividly clear some of the challenges faced by the billion-plus most impoverished women in the world. These women suffer a dearth of resources, education and access to health care, and have to deal with discriminatory legal and financial services. […]

How Passion and Pinterest Led to 100 Tools that Empower Global Women

By |August 6th, 2015|agroforestry, bikes, low tech/high impact, trees|

“Recipes” to try from this gift copy of 100 Under $100 – in Tanzania, courtesy of Girls Education Collaborative, by Anne Wadsworth. How Passion and Pinterest Led to 100 Tools that Empower Global Women Great Positive’s “Inspiring Us”  Blog Series Meets Betsy Teutsch, Author of “100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women” 1. Betsy, what cause are you passionate about and why? […]

Kudos to Lucky Iron Fish (Tool #54)

By |May 20th, 2015|cambodia, fish, health, low tech/high impact|

Adding the Lucky Iron Fish to cooking pots lowers anemia. Lucky Iron Fish is a tool I bring with me to talks to show off as a great example of a low tech/high impact innovation. We have known about anemia forever, and here is a very low cost approach to enhancing iron intake. […]

Featured on Book Q&As With Deborah Kalb

By |April 10th, 2015|#mywritingprocess, Dining For Women, human rights, India, land titles, low tech/high impact, photography, violence against women|

Laskhmi Venkata, a widow who has inherited her husband's property, can now support her sons. Photo: Deborah Esposito [...]

Marsha Wallace: 100 Under $100 Offers Proven, Practical, and Powerful Ideas

By |March 24th, 2015|Dining For Women, food security, inequality of opportunity, low tech/high impact|

Marsha Wallace, co-founder of Dining For Women, now over 8000 members strong with 400+ chapters. A review by [...]

Biochar: Carbon Capture that Improves Soil

By |January 21st, 2015|improved cookstoves, low tech/high impact, sustainable agriculture|

Improving soil with biochar in Cameroonbiochar-international.orgBiochar isn't very photogenic - it is carbonized plant matter. But when added to soil, [...]

Parabolic Solar Reflector Cooking – Clean and Green

By |January 16th, 2015|efficient cooking, low tech/high impact, solar|

Photo: Solar Cooking WIki - P-Solar, MoroccoParabolic solar reflectors are large though portable. A pot or kettle is suspended, or set [...]

Handwashing: a Low Tech/ High Income Basic

By |January 9th, 2015|low tech/high impact, WASH|

Handwashing is one of the most impactful, basic public tools around. Even in water scarce regions, handwashing can be managed [...]