Halloween … and Pregnancy?

Tomorrow is not only my favorite holiday (I love candy and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”) but also the 30th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In commemoration, […] Read more »

Billions in Bonuses

I’ve been a taxpayer my entire professional life. I’ve also voted at every possible chance so I can at least have some sense of choosing where my tax money goes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 28, 2008

It’s Expensive Being a Woman

It’s apparently big news how much money was spent for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s new campaign wardrobe. I am not saying that $150,000 isn’t a lot of money to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   October 23, 2008

Battle of the Sexes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller In a recent article in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 22, 2008

Meet Elaine Hale: Chemical Engineer

Elaine Hale, a 2003–04 Selected Professions Fellow, considers herself a jack-of-all-trades, a character trait that works in her favor in her new position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 17, 2008

Blog Action Day: Pay Equity to Help End Poverty

Conversations about poverty often revolve around comparing and contrasting people on either side of a government-established income level, trying to process exactly what causes poverty and how to improve the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Women and Poverty

Back in the day on “girls’ night out,” I would sit around, wine in hand, with friends as we plotted our retirement. All of us worked for nonprofits that had […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Ice Breaker or Noise Maker?

How very exciting to be attending the BlogHerDC conference and blogging while the noise of the conference surrounds me. Our first action — Who knew we’d be standing in two […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 13, 2008

House Approves Bailout Bill

I think we are all waiting for the magic bullet to help us collectively and personally survive the latest financial downturn “cycle.” A lot of folks are pinning their hopes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 03, 2008

Project Profiles: Latina Fashionista

The first grant Roseanna Garcia, 2007–08 Community Action Grantee, ever wrote was to AAUW for her project Latina Fashionista, aimed at helping Latina youth understand college and career opportunities for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 26, 2008