Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Join Professor Nannerl Keohane on Thursday, May 12th at 1pm EST for an important discussion on how female and male undergraduates at Princeton approach their college years, the differences in how they define leadership, and in their overall experience.
A recent study from the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership makes specific suggestions on how to support young women on campuses, provide them real-life skill sets and make their existing leadership more "visible." Many of the patterns observed in the report are common to other co-ed campuses and have implications for how women advance in careers after graduation.
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Join us on Wednesday, April 27th at 2 PM EST, for a webinar presented by The OpEd Project Founder and Director, Kate Orenstein.
What is the bigger picture, and how do you and your ideas fit into it? Your ability to see the bigger picture is what will make it accessible to you – and sometimes what will make it exist at all (a definition of thought leadership).
Female students have now surpassed their male peers in high school and college graduation rates. Yet across sectors, women’s representation in professional leadership roles has stalled at 15-17%. If women make up the majority of students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees why are there so few women in top management positions? Further aggravating women’s uneven progress, the disparity is often most pronounced in the most lucrative fields, especially STEM, economics, and finance.
Female students have long surpassed their male peers in the rates at which they seek higher education. Yet across sectors, women’s representation in professional leadership roles has stalled at 15-17%. If women make up the majority of students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees why are there so few women in top management positions? Further aggravating women’s uneven progress, the disparity is often most pronounced in the most lucrative fields, including STEM, economics and finance.
Journal of Family Issues: A new study of African American women analyzed in-depth interviews to determine the messages they receive from family and friends about sex and relationships.
"This qualitative study examined the sexual socialization experienced by emerging adult, African American women, ages 18 to 26 years, who received services at a sexually transmitted infection clinic. Data obtained from in-depth interviews revealed that women received information about sex and relationships from three primary sources: women of the previous generation, who emphasized relationship quality, contraception and the consequences of sex; partner qualities, and role responsibilities; same-generation women, whose messages addressed relationship quality and the consequences of sex and male family members, who emphasized men’s treatment of women and sexual issues. Women described both direct and indirect (observed) messages, as well as differences and similarities in messages. The analysis focused on the content of these messages, and the influence of race, class, gender, and age in the socialization experience."
Women's eNews featured a commentary this week by one of NCRW's Amex Fellows. Tunisia Riley is one of thirty-five young women chosen to participate in the Council's Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector, a program sponsored by the American Express Foundation. In the article for Women's eNews, Riley discusses the recent conviction of Tony Simmons, a juvenile justice counselor at Family Court in New York. Simmons was convicted in New York of molesting two girls, but was acquitted of raping a third girl. As Riley writes,
Join NCRW's Emerging Leaders Network for a presentation and discussion on Successfully Implementing Feedback at:
Characters 243 West 54th Street(b/w 7th and 8th Aves.) New York City Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Entry is $35 (see below for RSVP and payment info) Open Bar and hors d'oeuvres are included in the price of admission.
During the presentation, Successfully Implementing Feedback, we will discuss:
Join us for a screening of this Sundance award-winning movie. It will be an evening of wine, snacks, thought-provoking cinema and lively discussion of sexuality, race, gentrification, teen pregnancy, religion and social justice.
When: Monday, February 7th, 6-9 p.m.
Where: International Action Center 55 W. 17 St., Suite 5C (exact room to be confirmed) Between 5th and 6th Avenues New York, New York
How Much: $10 suggested minimum donation
Proceeds are matched 1:1 by a generous donor of the Ms. Foundation for Women for the express purpose of supporting women of color-led reproductive justice organizations. Join us February 7th to share your thoughts!
Miller McCune: A new initiative from Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics is attempting to draw more women in to politics, grooming them for public office, after seeing female participation as candidates reach a plateau after 30 years.
"Women waded steadily into politics from 1971 until 1991, culminating with the famous Year of the Woman in the 1992 election. That fall, 24 new women were elected to U.S. House of Representatives, and five to the Senate. But in retrospect, that election was more a high-water mark than harbinger of things to come. Women’s political participation has largely been flat-lining ever since.
'That flat-lining holds true for candidates as well as office-holders, reinforcing the notion that if women run, women win,' Walsh said. 'The problem we have is not that women are running in huge numbers, they’re increasing every year, and they don’t get elected. The problem is they’re not running in first place. That’s the real challenge here.'
Walsh was speaking on a conference call Monday afternoon to detail an ambitious new CAWP initiative to draw women into politics, at just the moment when they may feel most discouraged. The national, nonpartisan 2012 Project hopes to exploit what researchers have learned over the last several years about why so many women don’t run.
Frequently, women cite predictable roadblocks: family, privacy, the negativity of campaigns, the daunting task of fundraising (women like to raise money for other people and causes, Walsh notes, but they are often uncomfortable doing so for themselves).The most common explanation, though, is a bit more surprising: “Nobody ever asked me,” many women say.
The 2012 Project is planning to do that — to put the idea to women who have never considered it before. The initiative will target women over 45 (of any party), the baby boomers who were the first generation of women to have extensive career options, and who are now past the responsibility of raising children. The project wants to find women in finance, science and technology, energy, the environment, health, small business and international affairs. 'We not only want to diversify in terms of gender, we want to add value in terms of expertise,' said Mary Hughes, the director of the project. "