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
How will you mark International Women’s Day? We suggest spending March 8 and all week celebrating women’s economic, political, cultural and societal contributions globally by seeing where we are, where we need to go and determining how you can take the lead to get there.
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
I literally can’t imagine A Day Without A Woman. I work with women, mentor women. I have sisters. And friends. The majority of my business and professional interactions are with women. So with the general strike by women called for March 8 on International Women’s Day, what are women
What began as the Women’s March on Washington blossomed last week into the largest protest in U.S. history, one day after the presidential inauguration of President Donald Trump. More than 4.6 million marched for women’s rights as human rights in 642 cities worldwide on every continen
Even President Barack Obama called the U.S. Women’s Soccer team “badass.” So it makes no sense they are paid 40 percent of what players on the U.S. men’s soccer team earn. The women’s soccer team took their complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, just in time for Eq
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, as we commemorate the great Martin Luther King, let’s take a moment to not only listen to his words of wisdom again, but to stop and think about what meaning they
Last month at the SHE Summit, Take The Lead Co-Founder Gloria Feldt moderated the panel “How Women Can Pave a Path to Corporate Leadership” with Marlene Gordon, VP & General Council Bacardi North America Corporation, and Fran Hauser, Partner at Rothenberg Ventures &
Success is the sum of small efforts day in and day out. And when that success has the power to affect millions of lives, it’s bigger than any tangible reward. The NYS Women’s Equality Bill, which was passed in this year’s Legislative session, was formally signed to law this Wednesday
My oldest son is about to turn forty-five and that’s prompted me to reflect on how far women have come since his birth in early 1969. Despite the growing Women’s Liberation Movement, I had been so acculturated to the belief that “a woman’s place was in the home” that I never for a min
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