“Can you pick up Susan Sontag at her hotel?” “Can you take Tom Wolfe to the airport?” Brenda Langstraat, CEO of Working in the Schools, the largest literacy organization that partners with Chicago Public Schools, says these sorts of tasks involving literary giants were part of her job
Gender equity will not land on us when we open the window. Necessary changes take time and individuals working now can help make the shifts in culture, behavior and practices that will assure gender parity across all sectors and industries in the future. The goal of Take The Lead is t
Issue 68— September 30, 2018 He yelled; she calmly measured her words. He displayed raw anger; she acknowledged being terrified. A furious and often aggressive Brett Kavanaugh pushed back hard on questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. At times he deflected their questions enti
How dare she? The reaction to Serena Williams’ call for fairness at the U.S. Open is a case study in gender inequity in sports, the workplace, in public and in private where women are punished for fury and men are praised for telling it like it is. Read more from Gloria Feldt in Take
Issue 65 — September 9, 2018 I’m not a tennis player. Want to know why? I’ll reveal that in a bit. Right now I am obsessed with Serena Williams for so many reasons. First, it was the flap about her catsuit and then her tutu. But now, all things Serena have ratcheted up to the point th
It’s simple, right? Equal means equal. Unless it doesn’t. Kamala Lopez, executive director of Equal Means Equal, a non-partisan initiative to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment into law, has launched the Equality Pledge this month in concert with the National Women’s Political Caucus.
We get it that this is not Iceland. Iceland is No. 1 on the “World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, which ranks 144 countries based on how close they are to achieving gender equality,” Melissa Jun Rowley writes in Forbes. The U.S. ranks 45th. “According to the Global Gender G
It was six short films (including two animated works) in one evening of spectacular possibility. The first-time juried Female Filmmakers Night at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago proved stories on screen produced, written, directed and performed by and about women are
What do you get when you bring together an inter-generational group of independent working women to sing, dance, bond, thrive, make their own sexual and reproduction choices, run successful businesses and wear magnificent costumes spanning decades? The answer is you get a Hollywood bo
Thousands of available tech apps address the needs of mostly white, male Silicon Valley tech workers. None were addressing the needs of deskless workers who are field officers, delivery persons, remote workers in construction, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, manufacturing and
TAKE THE LEAD prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.