Leadership in Civil Society

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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The L Life Book Party NYC

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Women'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




One Victory in an On-going Battle

On September 6th, Jill Abramson will move into the Executive Editor position at The New York Times, becoming the first woman to ever hold the title in the paper’s 160-year existence. Ms. Abramson’s promotion marks a great victory in the on-going battle for advancing women’s leadership in the media. This is welcome news considering that male experts outnumber female experts 9-to-1 in news media reporting and women represent only 29% of newspaper executives.

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A Promising Economic Strategy: More Women in Leadership Positions


Date: June 13, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
220 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York NY 10001


Join Demos, the National Council for Research on Women, The White House Project, New York Women's Agenda, and NOW-NYC to discuss strategies for advancing women into leadership positions. Panelists will examine how and why the US is lagging behind other countries, what strategies can make a difference, and why and how some international and business groups are pressing for change.
Linda Tarr-Whelan - Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos

Looking to Women in America for Solutions

*By Kate Meyer

Last week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, hosted a White House Webchat to highlight findings from the recently released report Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. Here at NCRW we were thrilled to see Jarrett and Bansal advocating for the same policies and programs that are on our agenda.

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Author Series event with Courtney E. Martin


We are proud to present an Author Series event with


Author of
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists

Thursday, April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Olin 120, Olin Hall

Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?

For more information or to register, contact:
Joan Whalen
The Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College

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