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

And the Crowd Roared…

In celebration of International Women’s Day, last night I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out screening of A Powerful Noise. This acclaimed documentary takes you inside the lives of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 06, 2009

Women Taking the Lead in Salary Negotiation

A fascinating study by Lisa Barron found one cause of the pay gap between men and women may be their different methods for salary negotiation. Especially in economic times like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   March 02, 2009
President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

Pelosi, Clinton, Napolitano, & Jones

What sounds like a law firm is actually a few of the 2,000 attendees at Sunday’s Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi received an enthusiastic standing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 19, 2009

Meet Felicia Battle: Information Security Officer

This year, Felicia Battle, a 2007–08 Career Development Grantee, returned to school after six years, earning a master’s degree with a 4.0 GPA and simultaneously changing careers to work in […] Read more »

No Family = Perfect Woman for the Job

Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) was caught on tape saying the following about Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), who was just nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: “Janet’s perfect […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   December 04, 2008

Meet Rhonda Williams: Historian, Author, and Mentor

Rhonda Williams, a 2002–03 fellow, understands the importance of women’s voices: those who are underrepresented in society due to race and class, those who are seeking support as they pursue […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   December 01, 2008