"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.
"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
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..."
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.
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
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.
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
Valerie Jarrett is Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
As it turns out, you don't have to be a political wonk to have a policy discussion. And that's the way it should be.
On April 12, 2015, Hillary Clinton announced what many had suspected since she lost the Democratic nomination to then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008: she is running again for president. Instead of the typical fanfare that accompanies these announcements, this one was decidedly high-tech and low-key.