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\”I Have Really Seen The Progression.\” Salma Hayek Pinault on Power of Girls

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“When you go back 25 years ago, I have really seen the progression. It’s beautiful to feel the power of all the girls coming abroad.”

―Salma Hayek Pinault
CEO of Ventanarosa, Producer, and Actress

Nothing is perfect

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But we can celebrate progress! Did you know that 90% of girls can now read, whereas 20 years ago they could not?

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So we have to be grateful for all the good. Imagine what girls\’ power will be like in another decade and another century! We are all bringing greater strength and voice to girls and their place in the world.

Thank you, Salma for this positive reminder!

Girl Power Going Up,

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Salma Hayek Pinault (born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. She began her career in Mexico. In 1991, Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in films such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West, and Dogma (both 1999).

Salma Hayek Jiménez was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her father, Sami Hayek Domínguez, is Lebanese Mexican. He owns an industrial-equipment firm and is an oil company executive in Mexico. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina, is an opera singer and talent scout.

Hayek’s charitable work includes increasing awareness of violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. On July 19, 2005, Hayek testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary supporting reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. In February 2006, she donated $25,000 to a Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, shelter for battered women, and another $50,000 to Monterrey based anti-domestic violence groups. On March 9, 2007, Hayek confirmed her engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault as well as her pregnancy. They were married on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Paris.

Bio Source: Wikipedia; Graphs: Our World In Data; Images: Fig1 Photo by Cottonbro at Pexels, Fig2 Photo by Kiana Brosman at Unsplash, Fig3 Photo by Rochelle Brown at Unsplash, Fig4 Photo by Ivan Samkov at Pexels, Fig5 Photo by Wikimedia Common


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