We Are [US] Women, Hear Us Roar

We Are [US] Women, Hear Us Roar

Trish Vradenburg – Huffington Post – Thursday, 27 June 2013 (originally published 24 Jun) Okay, so here is the Alzheimer’s disease reality: Women are twice as likely as men to have Alzheimer’s. Women are also twice as likely as men to be caretakers of Alzheimer’s victims. Have I gotten your attention yet? We of the […]

[US] Women gain ground in jobs race

[US] Women gain ground in jobs race

Paul Davidson – USA Today – Thursday, 13 June 2013 (originally published 09 Jun) Women are catching up with men in the race for jobs. After trailing men through most of the jobs recovery since 2010, women this year are keeping pace and their unemployment rate has fallen far more rapidly. “We have seen the […]

Recipe for [global women] empowerment

Recipe for [global women] empowerment

Deccan Chronicle – Tuesday, 12 March 2013 (originally published 07 Mar) One Billion Rising, a global act of women protesting vio­lence, was observed this year on February 14. Women all around the world got together to hold events, from India to Afghanistan to the United States and South Africa. The intent of the effort — […]

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

Ruth Rosen – Salon – Wednesday, 27 February 2013 (originally published 21 Feb) In 1968, the Phillip Morris Company launched a memorable campaign to sell Virginia Slims, a new brand of cigarettes targeting women, itself a new phenomenon.  It had a brand-new slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”  The company plastered it on billboards nationwide […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis – Huffington  Post -Tuesday, 05 February 2013 (originally published 04 Feb) 1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver — for refusing to pay in the front and go around to the back to board. She had avoided that driver’s bus for twelve years because […]

6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding Platforms: Piggybackr, SoMoLend, Indiegogo GiveForward, Kiva, Catapult

6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding Platforms: Piggybackr, SoMoLend, Indiegogo GiveForward, Kiva, Catapult

Angie Chang – Forbes – Friday, 28 December 2012 (originally published 21 Dec) Empowering people by crowdfunding hopes and dreams – for a better future. A diversity of crowdfunding platforms have emerged to serve unique markets – from students (Piggybackr) to people who are raising money to pay exorbitant medical bills (GiveForward). Everyone is empowered […]

[United States] Women candidates broke many barriers on Election Day 2012

[United States] Women candidates broke many barriers on Election Day 2012

Eun Kyung Kim – Today – 07 November 2012 Though President Obama’s reelection captured the main headlines of the 2012 election, women candidates etched themselves into political history yesterday with a string of significant firsts. Women were a key focus of this year’s election, with both President Obama and former governor Mitt Romney recognizing them […]

[United States] Women build homes for Habitat’s families

[United States] Women build homes for Habitat’s families

Wendy Dewhurst – Herald Tribune – Tuesday, 08 October 2012 (originally published 02 Nov) A casual evening hosted by members of the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Women Build program raised money to fund construction of new houses. “Blues, Blue Jeans and BBQ” was Saturday at the Hope Landing community in Ellenton. “Habitat’s vision is […]