A Thank-You Note From Lisa Stone #ObamaTownHall

Hi everyone: I've been trying to figure out how to adequately thank and celebrate this community for the extraordinary support you offered #ObamaTownHall. Here is my attempt: For 11 years, I have known how articulate and personally courageous you all are. And now I think it's fair to say the world does, too. ...more
Zakary right back at you lady. It's a pleasure to represent this diverse community -- and to see ...more

Why It's So Important to "Make Noise" About the Gender Wage Gap

"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start. ...more
I agree. This should not even be up for discussion anymore!! Any candidate who is not for ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

A Thank-You Note From Lisa Stone #ObamaTownHall

Hi everyone: I've been trying to figure out how to adequately thank and celebrate this community for the extraordinary support you offered #ObamaTownHall. Here is my attempt: For 11 years, I have known how articulate and personally courageous you all are. And now I think it's fair to say the world does, too. ...more
Zakary right back at you lady. It's a pleasure to represent this diverse community -- and to see ...more

Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

Why It's So Important to "Make Noise" About the Gender Wage Gap

"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start. ...more
I agree. This should not even be up for discussion anymore!! Any candidate who is not for ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

Will Paid Family Leave Be There When You Need It?

The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up. "So if you go to work early, you can swing by and pick up the kids after school and bring them back to your office. And then I can drive out and grab them from your office and then go home to get our science fair stuff. And then if you make sandwiches and leave them on the counter, I can toss those to the kids..." ...more
TheSoccerMomBlog Such an incredibly frustrating story.  I'm sorry you had to go through that.more

A Woman on the $20 Bill: The Senate Is Really Considering It!

The quest to put a woman on the $20 bill started out as yet another one of those online petitions—inspiring, but pie in the sky, right? But thanks to Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) who introduced a bill on Wednesday, having a female leader on the $20 bill is one step closer to reality. ...more
I would love to see an Asian American woman on a bill, I am glad that a Native American lady ...more

Hillary 2.0: I've Evolved as a Voter, Has She Evolved as a Candidate?

In preparation for the inevitable Hillary Clinton announcement, I began to peruse my archives—both written and mental— to remind myself of the hardcore Clintonite I once was. I was the girl who cried during the 2008 Democratic Convention when Hillary finally decided to concede the nomination to then Senator Obama....more
Well said. I, too, have evolved as a voter. Like you, I backed Hillary instead of our ...more

VIDEO: Watch the #ObamaTownHall Meeting with Lisa Stone and President Obama Now

A couple of days ago, BlogHer co-founder and SheKnows Chief Community Officer Lisa Stone broke the news: The President wanted to hear from women about their experiences with money, jobs, and the struggle to get ahead. And the White House wanted Lisa to moderate that conversation, in a Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte, NC. ...more
Lisa Stone, BlogHer and SheKnows should be proud of themselves in confronting the President with ...more

Bechdel Test Your Writing

Have you heard of the Bechdel Test? Well this week we take on another Write Along Challenge by turning the Bechdel Test, normally used for movies, into a easy Writing Exercise for you writers. All we’re asking you to do is stop and consider your narrative, characters and how you tell stories. That's not too much to ask, right?...more

President Obama Talked to Lisa Stone and a Group of Working Women. Here's What He Wants Us to Know.

It's been a pretty big day around SheKnows today. You know, there were donuts in the break room this morning ... and we hosted a Town Hall with the President! ...more
The unemployment rate has NOT dropped as you want people to believe and NOT ONE person is ...more