November 5, 2008 posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel Apologies for audio problems. It is 7:30 and we are going LIVE.
Michelle Goldberg - journalist/author, specialized in ideology and politics - said she was optimistic but that there were a few dark clouds, namely, anti-gay ballot initiatives that passed in California, Florida, Arizona (anti-gay marriage), and Arkansas (anti-gay adoption). All of the anti-choice initiatives failed. There is a potential for extreme right-wing terrorism, including attacks on abortion providers.
Andrea Batista Schlesinger - Executive Director, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy - just concluded her opening statements.
November 4, 2008 post by Linda Basch I know we all share the feeling that this election is historic, that change is in the air. There's an excitement that we all feel as we go to the polls. But whatever the outcome, we need to be thinking about the huge agenda facing the new president and his team, and the ways we need to act as leaders ourselves in helping to bring about the changes we all crave. I was inspired this morning when I read the post of the Council's dear friend, Jacki Zehner, who points to some of the changes we need to make in addressing the challenges before us. Two points that she makes, which we've also blogged about, include taking personal responsibility for our actions, and the importance of Add new Comment
Jacki Zehner, a former partner at Goldman Sachs and a dear and longtime friend of the Council's, has a powerful post up right now at Huffington Post, titled "Why Are Goldman's Women Invisible (Asks a Former Goldman Sachs Partner)." The piece takes Goldman to task for its under-representation of women in leadership. I urge you to comment on the post, and to read Jacki's blog, PursePundit, for the real deal on women in the financial sector. Jacki bravely tells it like it is! The Council is currently working on a paper with Jacki focused on the severe underrepresentation of women in fund management positions that
Below is my exchange with Susan W. Kaufmann, Associate Director for Advocacy at the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women, where she addresses issues important to women through research and action.She holds an MS in environmental advocacy from the University of Michigan.
Linda Basch: What are the key issues facing women in your state?
Below is my exchange with Lisa McClain, Director of Gender Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boise State University. In addition to her teaching and authoring of books and articles, Lisa is active on issues regarding women and religion, women and disability, violence against women and women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Linda Basch: What are the key issues facing women in your state as they get ready to hit the polls?
We all live incredibly busy lives.Often, we have time only to hear the soundbites or scan the headlines. Yet, with so much at stake, it’s important that we all know more.We’re not hearing enough about the real deal—what’s really going on in the lives of women and girls, and what’s really on our minds as we prepare to enter the polling booths next week.
October 28, 2008. Posted by Linda Basch, President,National Council for Research on Women I'm pleased to share with you an op-ed I co-authored with Lisa McClain, Director of Gender Studies at Boise State University, appearing in today's Idaho Statesman. The piece begins like this: Women, who are being aggressively courted by both campaigns, have much at stake in this election. Now that attention has turned from lipstick to the economy, perhaps we can start a dialogue on what really matters to women voters in Idaho. This election season has prompted many in the press, and even among women themselves, to wonder out loud: Can women "have it all"?