Being at a tech conference that was 50% women speakers felt different. When the women get up on stage and talk about concepts I don’t understand, I know things are shifting. At Personal Democracy Forum 2011 (PDF) in New York City the ratio of female to male speakers was 47% to 53%. PDF is a forum where activists, intellectuals and policymakers from all over the world gather to explore the digital age’s impact on governance and society. ...more
BlogHer is undertaking an exciting effort again this year to bring campaign news and information to our community, including from the candidates themselves. We're proud to announce our partnership with 10Questions for the election, a great program put together by our friends at the Personal Democracy Forum and funded by the Knight Foundation. 10Questions brings your questions to the candidates, and provides a simple interface to get the answers.
Not to be overly melodramatic, but at the moment, it’s becoming more and more apparent that corporate America and political elites of both parties are locked in an embrace that threatens to scuttle the world economy, the environment and our system of representative democracy.