An Insult to Hardworking Career Mothers

To me the most striking finding from a recent work-family research report that’s getting a lot of online buzz was that the wage gap between mothers and non-mothers is even […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 22, 2009

The Importance of Female Mentors

Common among the former fellows I’ve interviewed is that having a mentor and being a mentor play important roles in these women’s lives. This message was reiterated in the speech […] Read more »

It’s the Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but I’m Not Quite Ready to Celebrate

On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Forty-six years later, as I prepare to graduate from college and enter the workforce, there are so […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2009

Not the Only Game in Town

he NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic started last night, but the NBA isn’t the only game in town. Saturday, June 6, marks the WNBA’s 13th season opener between the Los Angeles Sparks and the champion Detroit Shock to be aired on network television. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2009

Economic Downturn for ‘Real’ Families

So last week the Washington Post published two articles focusing on the impact of the economic downturn on area families. The first family profiled, the Coughlins, are a dual earner […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 20, 2009

The Shoulders of Giants

They say that behind every successful man is a woman. I think it’s also fair to say that behind every successful woman is a woman — or, more likely, many […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 27, 2009

Back up your Birth Control

March 25 is the eighth anniversary of the Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Action. This day for increasing awareness of and access to emergency contraception comes just days […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 25, 2009

Madam Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is a woman who has broken through a political barrier by serving as the first female speaker of the House of Representatives. She attended an all-women’s college, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 25, 2009

The Recession in Focus: My Story

Okay, maybe I don’t live in Michigan or Rhode Island, the two states with the worst unemployment rates, but the recession has definitely hit home. According to the New York […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Counsel on the Council

In Wednesday’s Washington Post, Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. In so doing, she relies on two main arguments: first, that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 20, 2009