Women's Leadership

NEW YEAR'S FORUM: More Inclusion, Please

January 6, 2009 posted by admin Next up in our New Year's Resolutions for the Nation--here’s a link to this post by NCRW alums Gwendolyn Beetham and Tonni Brodber.  Write Gwen and Tonni, Since the U.S. has proved that anything in politics is possible, it’s time for the rest of the world to showcase its political potential and prowess! It’s more than just quantity its quality. There is a long list of women in politics who we could really do without. Some of us are still waiting for Condi to emerge from the Dark Side…What we need are men and women in politics who will deliver on the promise of gender equality.  Read the rest over at Girl with Pen. This post is part of a forum


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NEXT GENERATION FORUM--Looking Past the U.S. Borders in the Next Four Years

December 8, 2008 posted by admin

Kyla Bender-Baird: What message would you like to send to Hillary Clinton, our next likely Secretary of State?  


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NEXT GENERATION FORUM--Moving towards New Leadership and Opening New Possibilities

December 5, 2008 posted by admin

Kyla Bender-Baird: What are your wildest dreams for Michelle Obama's four years in the White House?  (What alternate title for her might you suggest instead of "First Lady"?  What would her ideal role be?)  


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NEXT GENERATION FORUM--Safe to be Idealistic Again

December 5, 2008 posted by admin

Kyla Bender-Baird: What are you wildest dreams for Michelle Obama’s four years in the White House?  


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NEXT GENERATION FORUM--Bringing Marginalized Women to the Forefront of Politics

December 5, 2008 posted by admin

Kyla Bender-Baird: What are your wildest dreams for Michelle Obama's four years in the White House? (What alternate title for her might you suggest instead of "First Lady"? What would you ideally like to see her role be?)

Jeanie Adkins: I envision her as a role model for this generation’s women, particularly women with identities that are marginalized (women of color, LBT women, etc.).  She reminds me so much of Jackie Kennedy in her style, independence, love for the arts and culture, true appreciation for our nation’s diversity and commitment to a stronger America.  Plus, as a First Lady, she is a wonderful representation of the modern American woman – she has come from a blue collar upbringing and has worked her way up, achieving much success.  Honestly, I could see her running for office in the future…maybe even President (who knows?)!


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NEXT GENERATION FORUM--Turning from Fear to Hope in Politics and Leadership

December 5, 2008 posted by admin

Kyla Bender-Baird: What are your thoughts, as a young woman leader, on women, leadership and politics?


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NEXT GENERATION FORUM--Big Dreams for Michelle Obama

December 5, 2008 posted by admin Michelle wakes up in the morning, takes a long satisfied stretch, and reaches for her blackberry resting on the nightstand. (Barack has already gotten the girls breakfast and taken them to school.) She’s got a lot of exciting issues to tackle today in her role as Partner-to-the-President: more family-friendly work policy, the reform and revitalization of public education, and the expansion of benefits and support for veterans and their families. Her calendar is chockfull of meetings with thought leaders and feminist politicians, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who she has come to consider a close friend and colleague and a group of community organizers—Adrienne Marie Brown, Majora Carter, Maria Teresa Petersen, Jehmu Greene etc.—that she is mentoring and bringing into the White House for personal meetings with the President and his team.


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The Next Generation of Women Leaders Speak Out

Posted December 5, 2008 by Kyla Bender-Baird In this year’s historic election, young voters played a decisive role in determining our new President.  According to exit polls, 68% of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 voted for Obama compared to 45% of voters 65 and up.  In California, it has been speculated that if only younger voters cast their ballots, Proposition 8—the initiative which stripped same-sex couples of their right to marry—would never have passed.  And yet, this is a generation often accused of political apathy.  What galvanized young voters this year to push past cynicism and turn out on voting day?


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SECRETARY OF STATE FORUM--Marie Wilson Urges HRC to Make A Lot of Phone Calls

December 2, 2008 posted by admin While President-elect Obama called on Monday for "a new dawn of American leadership," his selection of Hillary Clinton as our country's next Secretary of State brings a well-known, and in many instances well-liked, face to the international scene.  It is this mix of familiarity joined with fresh perspective that will allow Clinton to rebuild our nation's relationships with the world's leaders. According to The New York Times, the team assembled by Obama calls for a "sweeping foreign policy shift," geared to "strengthening the tools needed to deal with unconventional threats."  A well-funded and active state department is indeed central to this goal.  But building the opportunities to make this shift requires the mending of U.S.


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SECRETARY OF STATE FORUM--Abigail Disney on HRC’s Projected Ascent

December 2, 2008 posted by admin "Senator Clinton's accession to Secretary of State will be an unprecedented opportunity for women at long last to take their rightful place shoulder-to-shoulder in the  international community as leaders, as peers, and as beings whose human rights are as important, valued and 'inalienable' as those of men.  Too long the human rights community has dismissed women's rights as important, but not  'human rights' and therefore not important enough to be addressed by their gigantic and well-funded organizations.


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