2012-2013 NCRW-AmEx Fellows Program: Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector

Pathways to (Non)Profit

By Tunisia L. Riley

On June 23, The National Council for Research on Women’s Emerging Leaders Network and the Girl Scouts of the USA presented “Pathways to (Non)Profit.” This powerhouse panel included women who made the transition from corporate to non-profit careers and others who made their entire career in non-profit sector.

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Explorations on Women (Not) Running for Office – Part 2

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan*

Last week, Rylee intermixed everyday feminism with an academic feminist perspective to explore why we should care whether fewer women than men run for office. This week, Rylee discusses some of her original research as well as a few of the variables political scientists study in relation to women in politics.

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Emerging Leaders Network Trivia Night

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Join the
Emerging Leaders Network
of the National Council for
Research on Women for
Trivia Night

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Please join us for networking at
6:30 p.m. Trivia will start at 7 p.m.
Please RSVP to JSimeone@regender.org

The Dubliner
45 Stone Street
(Between Coenties Aly and Mill Ln)

Explorations on Women (Not) Running for Office – Part 1

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan

Last fall, I decided to write a thesis about women running for state legislative office. This choice—to research women in domestic politics rather than the concentrations of my International Studies major (Latin America and Political Economy)—meant taking on a subject about which I had mostly intuitive and first-hand knowledge – and very little academic expertise.

Although I’m a longtime feminist, I have never taken a women’s studies course. Usually, I’ve defended feminism loudly, flying by the seat of my bloomers, and wielding loose and unofficial lingo.

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A Feminist Approach to UN Women

Margot Baruch, an NCRW AMEX Fellow, recently posted a blog analyzing the newly established UN Women program. She writes that in order “for UN Women to be effective, it needs to incorporate a feminist and women’s human rights lens while working in the bureaucratic confines of the United Nations.” Check out her blog post about UN Women here!

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Getting to where you want to be in (non)profit

Navigating a career through the nonprofit sector may not be as easy as most people imagine. Once you decide to forgo the monetary bottom line to work for a specific cause or organization, you would think that doors would immediately open for you, and opportunities allowing you to work on behalf of the ‘greater good’ would be plentiful. Wrong. The nonprofit sector is just as competitive as the for-profit sector, with many individuals transitioning between for-profit and nonprofit work.

What are some of the pathways through and into the nonprofit sector and how can they be successfully navigated?

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Women in the Boardroom

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NCRW is Co-Sponsoring

2011 New York City Women in the Boardroom

Monday, October 10, 2011 – 3pm to 6pm (registration at 2:00pm)
The Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th Street, NY 10017)

Cost: $150 individual tickets, $1500 table of 10
To register online: nyc2011.zapevent.com

Emerging Leaders Trivia Night

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