Category Archives: Features

League of Women Voters program shows teen girls they have a future in politics

By Sally Friedman Correspondent, Burlington County Times (New Jersey) The prophets of doom have been insisting that America’s youth are so caught up in their tech toys that they have no interest in the important issues of the day, know little about our political system, and care even less. Those doomsayers should have been atContinue Reading

New Book for Women; Confidence Code, Out Today 4/15

New book defines the science and art of self-assurance. “Confidence. We know it when we see it or think we do. And we want it for ourselves. The authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics deconstruct this essential, elusive, and misunderstood quality and offer a blueprint to bring more of it into our lives.”Continue Reading

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

Pew ResearchCenter – Today marks “Equal Pay Day,” the date that symbolizes how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year. With a new executive order issued today, President Obama and Democrats are hoping to peg the gender wageContinue Reading

Muriel Bowser Defeats Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray in Washington Primary

By TRIP GABRIEL, New York Times -WASHINGTON — Muriel E. Bowser, whose activist father introduced her to signature-gathering and door-knocking as a girl, won a stunning upset on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for mayor in a race that turned on the integrity of the incumbent, Vincent C. Gray. Ms. Bowser, 41, promised a “freshContinue Reading

Fourteen Emerge Wisconsin Alumna on Ballot Today

Today is Election Day!  Don’t know where to vote?  Check out My Vote Wisconsin. Fourteen Emerge Wisconsin alumna are on the ballot today in Wisconsin. Emerge Wisconsin is changing the face of Wisconsin politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Our intensive, cohort-based seven-month trainingContinue Reading

Junior League of Boca Raton to Hold Women’s Political Symposium

ElectWomen founder and Pink Politics author Kathy Groob to deliver keynote address The Junior League of Boca Raton Florida will host its Women’s Political Symposium on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Vegso Community Resource Center in Boca Raton.  The event will feature a full day of workshops on engaging women in politics and training forContinue Reading

More New Jersey Women Are Ready to Run, Thanks to Ready to Run

Ready to Run™ NJ brought women from across the Garden State – as well as visitors from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and even Colorado – to master the nuts and bolts of campaigning to win.Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY) keynoted the Diversity Initiatives, explaining how, as the only Asian American lawmaker in New York State, sheContinue Reading

The CNN 10: Visionary Women

CNN Launches Visionary Women in honor of Women’s History Month Helping other women soar A former welfare mother supplies cars for women re-entering the workforce. A public health worker yearns to stamp out the stigma of menstruation in the developing world. A biotech engineer embarks on a mission to teach a generation of black girlsContinue Reading

LIVE/HAPPENING TODAY: Supreme Ct. takes up contraception case

LIVE/HAPPENING TODAY: Today the Supreme Court of the United States is taking up the employer contraception case. Senator Sherrod Brown says this today, “All women – regardless of their place of employment – should enjoy full access to preventive health care.” Follow all the action on Twitter: ‪#‎SCOTUS‬‪#‎NotMyBossBusiness‬ Hobby Lobby brought the case, wanting to denyContinue Reading

Sally Field Pushes Mentoring

Getting There: Sally Field By ANDREA DRUSCH, POLITICO - Over the past five decades, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field has managed to take on show business from just about every angle, rising from small-screen queen to behind-the-scenes force. Recently, Field, 67, spoke with POLITICO in Washington, where she headlined an event for the mentoring-focused globalContinue Reading