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Philanthropist George Soros Keeping Active With His Foundation and Political Interests

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, a retired hedge fund manager, now works hard maintaining his foundations and fund management company while keeping extremely active in the national and international political arena.

Soros, a Democrat, is the Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, and founded and runs his philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Foundations were established back in 1979. Soros, having decided that he had enough money at the time, having made his fortune as a successful hedge fund manager, decided to establish his foundations, his goal being the establishment of open societies in place of authoritarian forms of government.

The Open Society Foundations, now reaching into more than 100 countries, strives to build tolerant and vibrant democracies, through transparency, human rights, and open societies, to areas where governments are accountable to their citizens. His first philanthropic effort with the Open Society Foundations was back in 1979, when he began to provide funds to black students in apartheid South Africa, assisting them in attending Cape Town University. He also provided funds to Eastern European dissidents to assist them in studying abroad.

Soros is an acclaimed author, with essays and articles on economics, society, and political issues regularly appearing in magazines like NY Books and leading newspapers like the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of over a dozen books, with his 2014 book, The Tragedy of the European Union, being of extreme relevance today. Most recently, he has published an article outlining his plan to solve the asylum chaos in the European Union.

His plan, rather bold by conventional conservative standards, calls for the European Union country members to all get together, coming up with one comprehensive plan to be strictly adhered to by all member nations.

Where his plan really creates worldwide discussion, and perhaps controversy, is his plan that the EU should provide to each asylum seeker, for each of the first 2 years, 15,000 euros, or $16,800, to help cover their costs of education, housing, and health care.

Briefly, his 6 components of a comprehensive plan are:

First, the EU has to accept at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future.

Second, the EU must lead the global effort to provide adequate funding to Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon to support the 4 million refugees currently living in those countries.

Third, the EU must immediately start building a single EU Asylum and Migration Agency and eventually a single EU Border Guard.

Fourth, safe channels must be provided for asylum-seekers.

Fifth, operational and financial arrangements developed by EU should be used to establish global standards for the treatment of asylum-seekers and migrants.

Sixth, the EU needs to mobilize the private sector to act as sponsors.
(Source: marketwatch.com)

It remains to be seen whether any of these measures are undertaken, or even considered, by EU member nations. But yet again, George Soros has made his voice heard in the political world on a global scale.

The Contributions Of Susan McGalla In Developing Women Values

Susan McGalla is a talented and a great role model for all women in the world. She is an executive consultant advising people on how to grow their businesses; particularly to women on how to nurture their organizations. She has also been a president of a top clothing corporation. So he has a very wide knowledge of what running a business really entails. Susan was raised in a family consisting of men. They urged her to work hard and never made exceptions just because she was a girl. She, therefore, knows how hard it is to maneuver in a man’s world.

Susan attended Mount Union College and acquired a degree in marketing and business. She began working in a marketing organization named Joseph Horne Co. in a department store. Susan later on joined American Eagle Outfitters. When she commenced working for the aforementioned company, she was the only woman in such a position in the company. The brands she focused on were aerie and 77 kids. She also became the manager in charge of merchandising for women’s clothing. She also worked at Wet Seal Inc. at Wet Seal. Susan helped in the improvement of the trends of products and helped in the growth of the entire company as well.

Susan became a board member for HFF Inc at some point in her career, a company dealing with real estate. Susan McGalla was in the forefront helping the football team of Pittsburgh Steelers with its planning and growth. She is one of the members of the board of trustees at University of Pittsburgh. Susan is on the council for the Cancer Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan has of now created her own company – a consulting firm known as P3 Executive Consulting. This is based on the expertise and vast knowledge she acquired throughout her career in the field. She became very well versed in her field and found it necessary to come up with her own company to help others form and grow their enterprises.

Susan would love for women in the world to grow into their own businesses and not be dominated over by men. She advises the women to get an education in higher institutions of learning. A higher education is a leeway to show people that you are very qualified for the job. She further advises women to become very confident when carrying out their chores in work environs.

Susan shares the thought that women should do away with judgments and stereotypes and allow their work speak for them as they shine. She also advises people to stick to the brands that many people like since people will stay a while longer with these brands. She also encourages women to know their worth and not to take themselves for granted, believing that they can perform any tasks allocated to men equally or even better. Women should also not let anyone push them around and to always air their views in meetings and not be afraid. They should take pride in their work and not be scared of what people might think of them.

Susan McGalla is a wife and mother with a wealth managerial skills. She is a role model to many.