Tonight's special guest is Haseena Patel from South Africa, here to talk about her work as a girls' empowerment coach, activist, speaker and author. Her own life journey led to her writing her first book, "I Choose Victory: Find light in the darkness of a life-changing crisis." Girls' empowerment, along with gender equality, has always been something that Haseena felt strongly about, and in 2010, together with her sister, Shameema, she founded Leave No Girl Behind International. Their organization inspires girls to live up to their own potential and raises awareness about the necessity of empowering girls, through international projects and programs. Haseena's latest book, which she co-authored with Shameema, is titled "Leave No Girl Behind: How to help girls become the change in our world." As Haseena writes, "We need to be the light for all those girls out there who need hope. We need to be their cheerleaders, their example, their protectors, their hope made real." And on Facebook: "Girls and women are the world's most valuable untapped resource. Women are the foundation of the world. By empowering them, we're giving the mothers of tomorrow the power to educate their children; we're also increasing the talent, brain-power and earning capacity of a sizeable percentage of the world's population. An empowered girl means an empowered nation which means an empowered generation. Let us Leave No Girl Behind!"
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