Issue 74 — November 11, 2018 Feast your eyes on this Washington Post infographic tracking wins by female candidates for Congress and Governorships in last week’s elections. With a few major races still undecided, there is no doubt that 2018 will go down in history as a pivotal year in
A group of mostly white men and a crusty creature at the top want to obliterate a fleet run by women leaders of the Resistance. Sound familiar in 2018? Yes, that is the story line behind “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that garnered $450 million in box office sales its opening weekend.
Bill and Melinda Gates and Facebook join with Take The Lead this #GivingTuesday, a global day of philanthropy. This year on November 28, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Take The Lead is
She sees the glass as half full. Raised by “two feminist parents” who were intellectuals questioning how the world worked for men and women, Tiffany Shlain says she grew up to be positive about the role women play historically, currently and in the future. The California-based visiona
As I headed out at 4:30 a.m. with my 13-year-old daughter, Zoe, recently for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., I could not help but think about my grandmother, Sarah Dubow Sorenson. I hear her voice, Yiddish words mixing in with English: “All the groups got together and marched t
Growing up on a farm “in the middle of nowhere” in Ireland, with both her parents leaving school early on, Olive Darragh saw that education “was how you get yourself to where you want to be.” And now, the CEO and founder of Zolio, Inc. and the founder and managing director of Darragh,
It was the silence that spoke the loudest to her. Dr. Nancy D. O’Reilly was interviewing a woman for her radio podcast, “Conversations with Smart Amazing Women,” when she asked her guest, “What can I do to help you?” O’Reilly, a psychologist, philanthropist, author, founder and presid
The 11.3 million women-owned firms in this country are performing five times better than the national average of businesses, employing close to 9 million people and generating over $1.6 trillion in revenues, according to the latest American Express OPEN report. Just to repeat for the
Though we saluted Women’s Equality Day last month, for all women of color their Equal Pay Day—the time it takes to catch up with the earnings of male counterparts—has still not arrived yet this year. While women overall catch up, on average, with male earnings in April, African Americ
When I was about 10 years old, six-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard visited my community swim team. We all sat by the pool as she passed around one of her medals and spoke to us about discipline, passion, hard work and the importance of giving it your all. I remember being a little
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