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The Wednesday Five

June 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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June is National Immigrant Heritage Month. In this week’s Wednesday five, we celebrate extraordinary women who are first and second generation Americans and who are using their lives in service to other women.

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Pat Summitt: Coach Who Made a Difference in Many Ways

June 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Her impact on individuals was so significant that when word came recently of her rapidly failing health, friends and former players gathered in Knoxville, Tenn., to be by her side and the hashtag #PrayForPat was trending on Twitter.

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Fashionable and Informative: The Best Coffee Table Books for Summer

June 24, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Whether you’re looking to revamp your coffee book collection, or add to your library, or decorate your living room, or embark on some self-guided learning on contemporary and vintage fashion trends, these lovely fashion books will do just the trick. Here are our must-reads to add to your summer reading list and beach totes!

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Openly Gay Woman Wins Miss Missouri Pageant (In the News)

June 23, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Erin O’Flaherty is the first openly gay woman to win the Miss Missouri pageant and will compete in Miss America in September.

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The Wednesday Five

June 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: women are writing the best crime novels now more than ever; Charna Helpern is the hidden architect of modern comedy; an inspiring story of how one family’s heirloom wedding dress has been worn by 11 brides over 120 years; the Women’s Prison Association is turning the women of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ into prison activists; and Mary Norris is ‘The New Yorker’s’ comma queen.

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Park Production Mocks the Misogyny in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (In the News)

June 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

How do you make Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” palatable to contemporary women? You play it this way.

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Fashion Friday: Stylish Summer Hats

June 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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It’s time to get shady. When it comes to choosing a stylish summer hat, pick one that will keep you cool, calm, and protected.

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The Wednesday Five: Women of the 2016 Tony Awards

June 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you our favorite award-acceptance speeches and performances from the storied Tony Awards. These women and their performances this season were, as fellow actress Audrey McDonald beautifully declared, “intelligent, resonant, and vibrant.”

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Hostility and the Female Head of State (In the News)

June 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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If Hillary Clinton is elected, Malcolm Gladwell wonders, will she be subjected to the kind of chilling sexist commentary unleashed on former Australian prime minister Julia Gillian?

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Fashion Friday: The CFDA Fashion Awards

June 10, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This past Monday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held its CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City. The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts. Several game-changing women who have been dominating the fashion world consistently over the past decades were honored.

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Historic Moment for Women Across the Political Spectrum (In the News)

June 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

At Women’s Voices for Change, we don’t engage in partisan politics. But for women across the political spectrum, Hillary Clinton’s achievement of becoming the first woman to be the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party is a truly historic moment.

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The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

June 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share our Top 5 Longreads—longform journalism articles and narratives of more than 1,500 words, written by or about women.

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Summer Gift Guide: Fabulous Hostess Gifts

June 3, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here are some of our favorite beautiful and summer-appropriate gifts that are sure to mark you just as creative and thoughtful as your hostess.

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Special Parking Spaces for ‘Women Drivers’: Really? (In the News)

June 2, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The stereotype of women being inferior to men behind the wheel has been around for nearly as long as the automobile.

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The Wednesday Five

June 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Bio-engineer Frances Arnold is the first woman to win the prestigious ‘Millennium Technology Prize’; the real housewives of Jane Austen; is ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ a tale about sex, drugs, and colonialism?; The New York Times asks if Broadway is woman enough?; and stay-at-home moms and ‘intensive mothering.’

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