One of my favorite things to do is curl up with a few books my daughter has selected from her treasure trove and read before bedtime. So I was excited when I ran across World Read Aloud Day by chance. Because I believe in the power of reading to shape minds, I wanted to encourage everyone to support it by doing and by helping others who lack to resources to do it. Here in the U.S. my friend Lisa Moran pointed out in Parenting’s “The Early Literacy Crisis” many children do not have access to books, and parents don’t have the time to read aloud. There are many things we can do to fix this problem from donating gently used books to charities to encouraging local retailers to sponsor story-times. LitWorld is one organization trying to help. And because this is Women’s Month at Global Markets and Ideas – I want to give a shout out to their program for helping women leaders support girls in literacy and self-expression.