“I Felt Empowered to Get the Salary I Wanted …”

A student participant made this statement after a role-play exercise conducted during an AAUW/WAGE Project $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop that I attended two weeks ago at Harvard University. This […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 17, 2010

No One Is Going to Call on You

Last week, I attended a Capitol Hill briefing on Linda Tarr-Whelan’s new book, Women Lead the Way. The book and the briefing both elicited conversations about the crucial role women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   4 Comments   |   October 12, 2009

Baby Spice to Burkas

In the beginning of September I was lucky enough to take my first trip to the Middle East, seeing the remarkable countries of Egypt and Jordan. Before leaving on this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 24, 2009

So Much Tennessee, So Little Time

I traveled to the AAUW of Tennessee State Convention this past weekend at the University of Tennessee, Martin. I was invited is because at UT, Martin, there is an active […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 03, 2009

I’m Running for Secretary of Agriculture …

On Saturday January 31 at Campaign College: Iowa State Women to Win, 21 students gained the skills to run for student office. Ranging in age from freshman to graduate student, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 11, 2009

First Stop with the Cyclones

A new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights exciting shifts in how girls view themselves as leaders. The majority of girls (59 percent) said that the recent election […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 29, 2009

Title IX and Cookies

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A … Rogers and Hammerstein may still be responsible for us bursting out in song about this state, but my visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the annual Career and Technical […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 18, 2008

Pope and Hope?

Washington, D.C., and the nation’s media outlets are awash in news of the first papal visit to the nation’s capital since 1979. Rather than telling us in detail about the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 16, 2008

Girls Don’t Want to Be Leaders

Girls don’t want to be leaders. That’s what the first sentences of a Washington Post article on a newly released survey from the Girl Scouts USA leave you with. Girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   5 Comments   |   April 06, 2008