99 Years and Counting: 5 Actions You Can Take For Women’s Equality Day

Ninety-nine years ago on August 26, women won the right to vote in the U.S., with the passage of the 19th Amendment. It wasn’t until Bella Abzug (D-NY) in 1971 proposed a Joint Resolution of Congress that that day be designating Women’s Equality Day. It was passed two years later in 1973.

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Shaving for Success: Women, Work, and How to Dance on the Two-Edged Sword of Likeability

I remember when I was eleven years old and begged my mother to let me start shaving my legs. That, I thought, would be a true symbol that I was becoming a woman. Fast forward to this article by law professor Joan C. Williams in the August 16, 2019, New York Times opinion section entitled “How Women Can Escape the Likeability Trap.”

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“Popularity is Overrated” Or What Bernadette Can Teach Us About Likability & Ambition

“Popularity is overrated.” This may be the best and most telling line for women looking for purpose in their work—in spite of a “likeability problem.” She admits at one point, “I’m nobody’s friend.” Spoken by Bernadette Fox, played by Cate Blanchett in the new film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” these phrases are protest against shame, judgment, social ridicule and even mean girls.

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Listen Up: Take The Lead Launches Weekly Podcasts To Offer Solutions

Sundays may be the traditional day of rest for some, but Sundays are now also the day to take time for yourself to listen, learn and continue building the career of your dreams. The newly launched Take The Lead Women Podcast with Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, is a free weekly foray into inspiration that will help listeners define their purpose, own their power and learn leadership secrets from a variety of guests, as well as Feldt.

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The Diversity Divide: How Two Words Clash and so Do the Worlds They Represent

I can’t imagine that anyone would be surprised by this August 11, 2019 headline in the New York Times citing research that correlates hatred of women with mass shooters more consistently than any other characteristic. As the nation reels from the past week’s events, the evidence mounts that misogyny runs deep in the veins of disaffected men most likely to fit the profile of those who perpetrate acts such as last week’s mass murders in El Paso and Ohio.

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