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Changing Campus Sexual Culture: More than Just Students
Last week, the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault released its first report. Focused exclusively on colleges and universities, the Task Force’s primary recommendation was that institutions assess their own campus sexual culture. But it’s a limited start.  → Read More
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It’s Time to Invest in California Families
Coming of age in South Los Angeles, I’ve seen first hand how families in the throes of poverty struggle. They struggle to put food on the table, keep the lights on, and pay for basic needs like diapers and milk. This year we have an opportunity to change that for thousands of families in California.  → Read More
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Take a Stand for Women and Families Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Today in America, 42 million women and 28 million children who depend on them live in poverty or on its brink. When families live paycheck to paycheck, it takes a human and economic toll on all of us. Join The Shriver Report and the Center for American Progress and learn more about the vital and timely policy issues facing families teetering on the brink.  → Read More
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CoverGirl’s New Ad Reminds Us that #GirlsCan
It may be too early to call it trend, but advertisers are continuing to tap into the way women want to be spoken about and to – and CoverGirl’s “Girls Can” ad is the latest to grab our attention. Some of our favorite female powerhouses make cameos in CoverGirl’s new “Girls Can” advertisement. Ellen Degeneres, P!nk, Queen Latifa, Sofia Vergara, Janelle Monae not only sell the audience a beauty product, but also a little bit of inspiration.  → Read More
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What I Need Now: Louise Weston
During the launch of the latest Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, we asked #WhatWomenNeed to push back from the brink of financial insecurity and improve their lives, as well as the lives of their children and families who depend on them. Women – and men – shared their ideas on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the #WhatWomenNeed hashtag. Several women also wrote in to share their personal struggles. Here is one woman’s story.  → Read More
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What I Need Now: Jennifer Wells
During the launch of the latest Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, we asked #WhatWomenNeed to push back from the brink of financial insecurity and improve their lives, as well as the lives of their children and families who depend on them. Women – and men – shared their ideas on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the #WhatWomenNeed hashtag. Several women also wrote in to share their personal stories. Here is one woman’s story.  → Read More
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How a Mentorship Helped Pave the Way to the White House
Wow. Watching the state of the union last week and seeing my friend Sabrina sitting with Michelle Obama was the thrill of a lifetime. To see someone’s life change positively because of a connection I helped to facilitate gave me affirmation. I have spent many years advocating the importance of women helping other women. Mentoring.  → Read More
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Is This the Key to Helping Women Get Ahead?
For all the women who are succeeding at starting and growing companies, assuming leadership roles, successfully navigating career changes, we know there’s a large segment of women struggling to find a path forward in this fast moving, technology-driven landscape that is our modern day reality. For women who have stepped away from their careers to raise a family, reduced their hours, or found themselves in the midst of a reduction in force, the struggle to gain footing as they try to re-enter the workforce or find new jobs can be overwhelming.  → Read More
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The Gender Wage Gap: What To Do If You Think You Aren’t Being Paid Fairly
We have read the stories and statistics about the gender wage gap, and that despite the many strides women have made in the workforce, women only make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Unfortunately, there isn’t a quick fix to this issue, but we had a very enlightening conversation with employment attorney Christopher Davis, partner at Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, and he shared what you can do if you think you aren’t being paid fairly, with and without the assistance of an attorney.  → Read More
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