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Protecting and Empowering Displaced Adolescent Girls - Voices of Courage 2012

About the Honorees



While working as a Red Cross volunteer, Olga Cantarero had to flee her native Nicaragua. She endured a harrowing journey through Mexico and across the border to Texas, fearing for her life at the hands of smugglers. She currently works at the International Emergency Shelter in Los Fresnos, Texas, with young people who faced persecution in their home countries or suffered similar trauma to hers during their own journeys to the United States.

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Dina Dublon is a pioneer in advancing women and promoting gender equity in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. The first female CFO of JPMorgan Chase, she is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a member of the Board of Directors of Microsoft, PepsiCo, Accenture and the Global Fund for Women. Dina is also a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and chair emerita of the Women’s Refugee Commission.

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The daughter of Eritrean parents, Rim Tekie Solomon grew up in a refugee camp in Sudan. She crossed the Sinai Desert on foot with her mother and six siblings to reach Israel, where she lived in a detention center and continued her education, learning Hebrew and becoming a translator. She currently works with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the African Refugee Development Center. Rim also volunteers with young African asylum-seeking women who are pregnant or new mothers.

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