It is time for women to connect, collaborate, and help one another. That means that the time has come for the women helping women movement to really take hold. it is time for women to reach out and bring other women into the fold. No individual woman is as creative, skilled, or powerful as we […]
When we raise our girls and get ready to send them off to college and out into the world, the last thing we might think to prepare them for is a sexual assault on campus. However, headlines about sexual assault and mishandled rape investigations on college campuses are dominating the headlines nationwide. I have three […]
When Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first woman Federal Reserve Board Chair, blog posts with titles like “Janet Yellen: the Bitch of the Fed” sprouted across the Internet. Madeline Albright has struggled with similar labels and in her memoir said, “As I began to climb the ladder, I had to cope with the different […]
Gender communication expert, Claire Damken Brown, Ph.D. urges women to speak out and get their voices heard to build their credibility as leaders. Claire became interested in gender dynamics while working in the male-dominated technical industry at AT&T in the late-70’s and early-80’s. She earned two degrees in gender communication and co-wrote four books before […]
When something as common as getting pregnant interferes or comes into conflict with something as fundamental as having a job, we have a problem. We need protections in place for pregnant women. If we don’t, too many women are a doctor’s note away from financial ruin or disastrous health consequences.
Barnard College, the oldest liberal arts college for women in the U.S., launches a new perspective on Feminism. “Dare to Use the F Word” is a new monthly podcast series created by and for young feminists. Barnard President and author of Wonder Women, Debora Spar, says that she doesn’t presume to know what young women […]
A couple of years ago, I started making my dad cookies for Christmas. I had run out of ideas for him. He has every power tool known to man or woman, no longer wears out his clothes and has more magazine subscriptions than he can possibly read in his lifetime. He also has a diabetic wife who no longer bakes like she once did. Having sampled the store-bought cookies at their house, I saw a void I could fill.
Jane Gagliardo hadn’t heard of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when she was fired from her job at a big corporation in 1996. All she wanted was to keep her job, but Jane had Multiple Sclerosis and was fired in spite of 10 years as a dedicated employee who pioneered new systems to sell […]
Suppose that you created an entire telemarketing division and hundreds of thousands of dollars for your company. Then you got a disabling disease and they fired you. What would you do? Jane Gagliardo sued her big pharma employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act and spoke out against unfair practices. International journalist and Presbyterian minister, […]
Smart, Amazing Woman Conversations Guest… “From the minute I spoke with Dr. Nancy O’Reilly I felt I’d met a life-long friend. She focuses on two essential words: “women speak” — finding our voice is simple in concept but not always easy to do and so powerful when we learn how. Thanks to her we have […]