November 5, 2008 posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel Apologies for audio problems. It is 7:30 and we are going LIVE.
Michelle Goldberg - journalist/author, specialized in ideology and politics - said she was optimistic but that there were a few dark clouds, namely, anti-gay ballot initiatives that passed in California, Florida, Arizona (anti-gay marriage), and Arkansas (anti-gay adoption). All of the anti-choice initiatives failed. There is a potential for extreme right-wing terrorism, including attacks on abortion providers.
Andrea Batista Schlesinger - Executive Director, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy - just concluded her opening statements.
November 4, 2008 post by Linda Basch I know we all share the feeling that this election is historic, that change is in the air. There's an excitement that we all feel as we go to the polls. But whatever the outcome, we need to be thinking about the huge agenda facing the new president and his team, and the ways we need to act as leaders ourselves in helping to bring about the changes we all crave. I was inspired this morning when I read the post of the Council's dear friend, Jacki Zehner, who points to some of the changes we need to make in addressing the challenges before us. Two points that she makes, which we've also blogged about, include taking personal responsibility for our actions, and the importance of Add new Comment
Jacki Zehner, a former partner at Goldman Sachs and a dear and longtime friend of the Council's, has a powerful post up right now at Huffington Post, titled "Why Are Goldman's Women Invisible (Asks a Former Goldman Sachs Partner)." The piece takes Goldman to task for its under-representation of women in leadership. I urge you to comment on the post, and to read Jacki's blog, PursePundit, for the real deal on women in the financial sector. Jacki bravely tells it like it is! The Council is currently working on a paper with Jacki focused on the severe underrepresentation of women in fund management positions that