The year 2014 will stand out to us for a multitude of reasons. For me, what resonates the most is the highs and lows we experienced in our efforts to create gender equality in education worldwide.
As the world watches in horror and keeps their fingers crossed for the safe return of the 300-plus girls captured in Nigeria, there has been much confusion.
Last year, when Malala Yousafzai was nominated for the Noble Prize at the age of 16, I felt conflicted.
No, not that season. The holiday season is not upon us yet, although that will be here soon enough.