Before Title IX Babies, There Were Title IX Moms

Before dropping me off at a volleyball tournament that I was playing at her alma mater, my Mom said something to me in passing. “Look for me on the hall […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 22, 2012

We Asked, You Answered: Who are the Great Women in History?

As part of Women’s History Month, we asked you to tell us about the women in history who have influenced you as well as the women who you think are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 19, 2012

Who’s Missing from Women’s History?

Last week, we asked you to share which historical women had an influence on your life. If you haven’t had the chance to respond to our poll, there’s still time. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 12, 2012

Where Are the Women in Chanukah?

Tonight is the third night of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Though it often coincides with the Christmas season (and is sometimes treated as a sort of Jewish version thereof), […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 03, 2010

Embrace Your Inner Geekiness Day

When I was little, I spent untold hours constructing homes and other buildings with Brix Blox for my Barbies. (For you Lego snobs, Brix Blox were a 1970s off-brand; my […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 13, 2010

Previewing the Elena Kagan Hearings

The buildup to Supreme Court confirmation hearings normally leaves Washington, D.C., in a frenzied state. Robert Bork was the conservatives’ dream and the liberals’ nightmare. Clarence Thomas was replacing Thurgood […] Read more »

Happy Birthday, Women’s Bureau!

When it comes to the history of American women, 1920 was a seminal year. That August, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the granting of women’s suffrage — […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 04, 2010

Drive Time Radio and Mammy

Drive time radio can be annoying, informative, shocking, and sometimes just plain stupid. My usual 10-minute commute to the Metro has been extended this summer to 30 minutes as I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   August 10, 2009

Another Equal Pay Anniversary This Week

While looking for information on floor proceedings on the Clerk of the House website (we were following the House debate over the Office for Global Women’s Issues that is included […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 11, 2009

Meet Gail Reimer: Founding Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive

Growing up, Gail Reimer, a 1984–85 American Fellow, knew she was going to have to do something more than just live her life. With two parents who had survived the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 29, 2009