Rotary President K.R. Ravindran has named six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015. The honorees were chosen for their dedication and service, which has improved the lives of thousands around the world.
“Every day at Rotary I see firsthand how our members work to change lives and make a significant impact,” said Ravindran. “Rotary’s Global Women of Action embody Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self.” 
The women were honored at Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City on 7 November. They addressed attendees and lead discussions on various topics related to their work.
Lucy Hobgood-Brown, 2nd from left, at the United Nations by #‎Rotary International as one of six Global #‎WomenofAction.
Among those chosen is Lucy C. Hobgood-Brown, of the Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, who co-founded HandUp Congo, a non-profit that promotes and facilitates sustainable, community-driven business, educational, social, and health initiatives to underprivileged communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
Handup Congo wasestablished in 2005, HandUp Congo is an organization of passionate and innovative women committed to making a difference in a country that ranks at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index.  Read stories of amazing folks involved in providing a hand up instead of a handout!
Congratulations to Lucy and these Global Women of Action.  Well done!