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June 16, 2011

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Pathways to Greater Economic Success for Women and Families


Don't miss our next ON-LINE Economic Security Webinar:  
Non-Traditional and Green Jobs for Women


Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 2 PM EDT


To register, email:  


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NCRW's Emerging Leaders Network and the Girl Scouts of the USA present an expert panel event and reception featuring nonprofit leaders and young women on the nonprofit track. We'll explore the diversity of nonprofit career pathways and how to build excitement around them.
Elizabeth Grayer, President, Legal Momentum
Jacklyn Libowitz, Chief of Staff, Girl Scouts of the USA
Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P., D.Min, President & Executive Director, RENEW International
Glennda Testone, Executive Director, NYC LGBT Community Center
Shyama Venkateswar, Director of Research and Programs, National Council for Research on Women

Michael Watson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Girl Scouts of the USA 

For more information on this event click here.


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Stalled Pipelines: Opening Pathways to Women's Leadership


Claremont College

October 13-14, 2011



Claremont College will host our 2011 Regional Conferencethat will connect NCRW member centers with colleagues, university leaders, and representatives from the non-profit, philanthropic, corporate, and policy communities to focus on current challenges, strategies, and how to advance women's leadership across sectors.


All participants will have an opportunity to share best practices through informal and interactive discussions.

The goal will be to generate ideas for research collaboration, improved communication, and action steps to advance a common agenda for change. For more  

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The L Life Book CoverWomen's eNews Hosts "The L Life" Book Party in NYC 

June 22 - 6pm-8pm

Women's eNews HQ 6 Barclay St., 6th floor, New York


Erin McHugh's book The L Life chronicles the lives of 26 "extraordinary lesbians" who have made their mark on the world, including Glee star Jane Lynch, author and graphic artist Alison Bechdel, NY City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, humorist Kate Clinton, and writer and former Essence executive editor Linda Villarosa.


To learn about special guests or RSVP click here.

An Evening With NWLC in New York City!  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

Space is limited. Tickets $500 each. 

The National Women's Law Center invites you to join a conversation about women, power, and how to use it.

With NWLC Co-President Marcia Greenberger and

Featuring Special Guests.


RSVP here



Understanding the Impact of Federal Budget Proposals

As federal budget battles continue, the National Women's Law Center has new resources to help understand budget proposals work and what their impact would be on women and families:

Global Spending Cap

Balanced Budget Amendments

Medicade Funding and Eligibility: What's at Stake for Women

The Importance of Medicare for Women

White House Project LogoCultivate 2012 Summit

A diverse group of 30 women leaders gathered for the Cultivate 2012 Summit in Racine, WI to begin the process of creating a national strategy for strengthening the influence of women in the healthy food and farming movement. The gathering was the kickoff event forPlate to Politics, a nationwide coalition of women in sustainable agriculture sponsored by The White House ProjectMidwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, and Women Food and Agriculture


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Are You Ready to Lead?
Soon, The White House Project will open registration for Go Run Go Run is a weekend political leadership training designed to equip women to run for office.

Save These Dates: Denver, CO (Sep. 16-18)

    Chicago, IL (Oct. 7-9)

and access White House Project for further information.


catalystCelebrate LGBT Month by Bringing it into the Workplace

Catalyst encourages organizations and D&I professionals to download the reportBuilding LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change and its corresponding tool, which describe the workplace experience for an LGBT employee and offer a 'how-to' for the development of programs and practices that leverage diversity, foster inclusion, and increase awareness, accountability, and action.

Announcing Champions of Women in Business for Catalyst Canada Honours

Company/Firm Leader: Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO, Desjardins Group

Business Leader: Jennifer Tory, Regional President, Greater Toronto Region, RBC     

Human Resources/Diversity Leader: Michael Bach, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, KPMG LLP


October 18, 2011

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Toronto, Ontario 

For more information on the event click here. 

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In the poorest parts of some low- to middle-income countries, children as young as 8 years old are being forced into the practice of child marriage.The June Issue of National Geographic article Child Brides includes interviews with ICRW experts on child marriage, and captures the stories and images of child brides in India and Yemen.

The ICRW is evaluating the effectiveness of an Indian government program, launched in 1994, that provides a long-term savings bond to girls from impoverished families. These bonds provide cash incentive for young girls and their families to not participate in child marriages. For more information on the program read here.


Wellesly Center LogoWCW hosts Muslim Women Leaders Network in Morocco

On May 16th and 17th, theWellesley Centers for Womenin Partnership with the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco reconvened the Rabat Roundtable in efforts to provide momentum for women's issues, including UN Security Council Resolution 1325. 

WCW Director Rangita de Silva-de Alwis wrote on WCWonline,"February 11th, 2011, marks a singular turning point in the history of the world. The events in Egypt and in other countries propel us to seize the transformative potential of this moment in history to reconvene our Roundtable on Women Leading Change in Morocco." Read more here. 


New Report: U.S. has Highest Rate of Single Mother Poverty  

 Findings from a Legal Momentum study prove that the rates of impoverished single mothers in the United States is exceptionally higher than the rate of single mothers in the 15 other high income countries with similar economic standards. The U.S. ranked at 49%, Denmark (8%), Sweden (10%), and Finland (11%). Read the full report here.   

Legal Momentum Challenges Food Assistance Termination for Legal Immigrants 

Legal Momentumrepresented by Kaye Scholer LLP, has filed an amicus curiae brief in the state of Washington, in support of a plaintiff with legal immigrant status who was battered by her spouse and struggled to find independence due to the termination of government funded food assistance for immigrants. Battered women, like the plaintiff, are be forced to stay in or return to abusive relationships due to lack of financial support. Learn more about the Immigrant Women Program. 

Rutgers LogoRutgers Presents the Facts on Women's Leadership in Government

The Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers has published a series of Women's Leadership Factsheets designed to increase awareness of women's underrepresentation. The recent fact sheet informs that of the 197 self-governing countries in the world, only 22have women heads of state or government in the form of president or prime minister. To read the rest of the facts, clickhere. 

CWGL Announces Theme for 16 Days Campaign!

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From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!


This year's Center for Women's Global Leadership 16 Days Campaign will delvefurther into five issues that were identified as priorities for those working on the intersections of violence against women and militarism.

Read more on the campaign website.


CWGL New Resource: Maximum Available Resources & Human Rights

Highlights numerous questions and issues which could be raised in the context of evaluating whethere a state is using the maximum resources available for the fulfillment of economic and social rights. It draws of a rich set of discussions between economists and human rights experts who met at the CWGL in December 2010. To learn more and to access the reportclick here.

IWPR logoIWPR Helps Inform Historic Vote to Legislate Paid Sick Days in Connecticut   

On June 4th, Connecticut became thefirst state to pass a paid sick days lawIWPR researchers analyzed thecost of paid sick days in Connecticut, and their research on paid sick days continues to inform news reports as several states, cities, and municipalities consider similar legislation. Read more information on IWPR Family Leave & Paid Sick Days Initiative.

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University of Minnesota Press PresentsCHOICES WOMEN MAKE: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives,Carisa R. Showden investigates what exactly makes an agent and how that agency influences the ways women make inherently sensitive and difficult choices. Showden reviews possible policy and legal interventions that could improve the conditions within which agency develops and positively enhance women's ability to increase and exercise their political and personal options. Read More and order a copy at the book website.

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June 21st at Wellesley College

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Can we do more to help girls move forward in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects? The answer is YES.


 Join the Natinoal Coalition of Girls' Schools at Wellesley College on June 21st as they convene experts on girls and STEM.   

The all-day series of lectures and workshops is a don't miss opportunity for K-12 educators that will highlight nationally-renowned speakers, present original research, and share innovative ways to engage and retain girls in the STEM fields.


All are Welcome. *You do not need to be affiliated with a girls school.*


Visit the

Symposium Agenda 

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Be a part of the movement: Advance Girls in STEM.

June 21, 2011

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA




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The NCRW joined over 80 other organizations in signing a letter to the Department of Labor from the National Partnership for Women and Families regarding its new FMLAemployer/employee survey sheets.The FMLA was instituted in 1993 to protect workers who need to take time off work for family and medical needs. However, there remains to be widespread violation of the FMLA laws.The changes proposed in the letter will make the survey sheets a better utilized tool in protecting families.

"Changing the World One Wiki Edit at Time"

 June 18th - 10 am-2pm

Washington D.C.
In The New York Times article Define Gender Gap? Look up Wikipedia's Contributor List, a 2010 Study by the WikiMedia Foundation was exposed, revealing that barely 13 percent of Wikipedia contributors are women. Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the foundation, is concerned that this gender imbalance has fueled an imbalance of information.
Join in this half-day seminar to learn more about the issue and how to get women engaged. Bring your own laptop.Free Wi-Fi available.
For more information and to register click here.
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 CIPE Presents Democracy That Delivers for Women International Conference

Washington DC

June 20-21, 2011


The goal of this conference is to share best practices for strengthening women's entrepreneurship and corporate governance that includes women in positions of leadership.

$20 Discount if you type in the code "ncrw" when registering.

For more information on venue, speakers, or to rsvp click here.



CUP 3rd Annual Leadership Forum

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June 28th - 
11 am-7pm
Goldman Sachs
200 West Street, New York, NY
CUP's third annual leadership forum will convene some of New York's most accomplished diverse senior executives from across the finance, business, law, media, public and non profit sectors to address the challenges posed by this economic climate and how recent trends have both illuminated and obscured opportunities to advance women's leadership and workplace diversity.
Panelists and Distinguished Speakers Include:
Sharon Bowen, Partner, Latham and Wakins, LLP
Alexandra Lebenthal, Presidetn & CEO, Lebanthal & Co., LLC
Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Time Warner
Anika Rahman, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women




Upcoming NYC Event: Global Summit

September 23, 2011

 Womensphere Honorees include Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Anna Ewing, CIO of NASDAQ and chief architect of the global technology platform that currently powers NASDAQ;  Chris Grumm, CEO of the Women's Funding Network; and Dr. Jill Tarter, Director of Research at Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence (SETI) Institute.  

For further information and to RSVP please click here. 


Career Opportunities


Patriarch Partners LLC, a New York-based Private Equity firm with $8BN in AUM and with exclusive focus on distressed and turnaround investments, has two open positions.

Positions Open:

Assistant Controller and Legal Counsel Generalist

 Resumes and cover letters should be sent to

You are invited to attend a Women in Boardroom Event

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October 10th, 2011

3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

(registration at 2:00 pm)

The Roosevelt Hotel

45 East 45th St. New York, NY


Women in the Boardroom is an executive leadership event designed to assist in the preparation for board service - better qualifying and connecting attendees with the right resources. Our panelists are executives with for-profit board experience and a desire to share their knowledge and competencies needed for serving on a Board of Directors. Although the focus is for-profit boards, much of the knowledge gained can be applied to non-profit service.

For full bios and updates on the panelists visit the event website.

Interested? To purchase individual tickets ($150) or to reserve a table for 10 ($1500) register on-line here. 


Interested in Applying?

AWID is seeking an excellent researchers, preferably working from a feminist and/or women's rights perspective, with subject matter knowledge on Extra-National Influence of Brazil or India, The Energy Crisis, Organized Crime, or China.

For More Information:

1. Extra-National Influence of Brazil or India

Application and information here.

2. The Energy Crisis

Application and information here.

3. Organized Crime

Application and information here.

4. China

Application and information here.


FDA LogoFDA Launches New Initiative to Enhance Diversity  


The FDA's newly launched initiative, targeting to enhance diversity on Advisory committees, is intended to broaden the search for qualified advisory committee candidates who experience with underserved committees.

For those interested in becoming involved or learning more about the program, visit the Office of Minority Healthwebsite for information.