Category Archives: Women’s Issues

Thanking Anita Hill

By Kathy Groob, founder ElectWomen On a flight to Philadelphia I couldn’t wait to lift off so I could watch Anita, Speaking Truth to Power, the new documentary film I had downloaded on my iPad. Like so many women in 1991, I was riveted to my television while the nation watched the live Senate hearings… Continue Reading

Why Mika Brzezinski’s Know Your Value Lessons Matter

By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen – Morning Joe Co-Host Mika Brzezinski and her colleague Joe Scarborough participated in the Know Your Value conference Friday in Hartford, CT aimed at empowering and educating women.  Brzezinski’s message resonates with women because unlike Lean In Author Cheryl Sandberg, Mika stumbled along the way in her career as a television anchor.… Continue 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 deny… Continue 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 global… Continue Reading

Two Organizations Dedicated to Improving Women’s Health Join Forces

Two Organizations Dedicated to Improving Women’s Health Join Forces Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of National Partnership for Women & Families WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 23, 2014 — Two powerhouses that have been working for decades to improve the health of women, moms and families announced today that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core… Continue Reading

MUST WATCH: 7 Best Pro-Female Advertisements from 2013

The seven most inspiring ad campaigns for women in 2013, must watch, can be seen right here: It’s been a great year for women-empowering ads. Brands tackled everything from gender stereotypes (Pantene) to sexism (UN Women) to cultural repression (Tanishq), encouraged women to be kinder to themselves (Dove), got girls to celebrate their own strength(GoldieBlox, Mercy Academy), and even made a this-is-for-real ad about… Continue Reading

Protections for women needed across globe

Two prominent headlines in Monday’s New York Times address the growing need for women across the globe to be protected from violence and sexual abuse. ITALY New York Times – ROME — Responding to the persistent problem of violence against women, Prime Minister Enrico Letta this month announced “very harsh, very tough” measures to counter domestic… Continue Reading