News Briefs: Ed Norton Runs w/ Maasai Warriors; Fund Invests in Women; The Diverse Barbie; Congo Chic


Actor Ed Norton invited three Maasai warriors from Kenya  to run with him in the New York City Marathon in order to call attention to the plight of the African ecosystem. [New York Magazine]

A Swiss investment company will start the Women’s Leadership Fund in January, which will invest in companies whose boards include women. It also plans to take minority stakes in companies without women on their boards and to use its ownership to encourage changes. [New York Times]

Doll-maker Loanne Hizo Ostlie, who has been creating modified Barbies for over a decade, featured some of her recent work on her Web site Tabloach Productions. []

GlobalPost features some of the beautiful & diverse looks of women in the Congo. [Global Post]

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