Doctors Who Make House Calls

May 17, 2016 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

Yes, Virginia, there still are doctors who make house calls. And the care they offer is far more sophisticated than the treatment Kindly Old Doc could provide in bygone days.

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A Woman Who Made a Difference: Illinois State Sen. Evelyn Bowles

April 19, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas

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By Carla Baranauckas

Evelyn Bowles’ accomplishments are many: being a teacher, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, serving five terms as Madison County clerk and two terms in the Illinois State Senate. But her interactions with individuals — sharing her intelligence, her patience, her kindness and her optimism — are what may be her true legacy.

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Gender Equality Will Add Trillions to U.S. Economy

April 12, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute, “The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States,” says that gender parity in the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion a year to the Gross Domestic Product by 2025.

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Gender Equality Will Add Trillions to U.S. Economy

April 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute, “The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States,” says that gender parity in the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion a year to the Gross Domestic Product by 2025.

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On the Bright Side: Are Women Better Leaders than Men?

April 6, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

“The elephant alpha-female emerges not according to the strongest or most aggressive personality, but on account of the respect earned by other elephants. She demonstrates leadership through her wisdom, strength, and her extraordinary skills in problem-solving.”

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On the Bright Side: Reinvention—at Midlife, Small Changes Go Far

April 5, 2016 by C.A. Martin

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By Cecilia Martin

Many of us are stuck in situations that do not tap into either our essential selves or our core values, and reversing that can be not just invigorating and life-enhancing, but life-saving.

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New Study Adds Piece to Gender-Pay-Gap Puzzle (In the News)

March 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Once upon a time, little girls went to school and were told that if they studied hard and got good grades, they would be able to pursue good careers and live in economic security ever after.

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Gender Pay Gap: Why the Problem Persists

February 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

In January, the White House proposed a new federal rule that would require companies with more than 100 employees to report salary data broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity. The collection of data would certainly shed light on the issue of pay equity, but it is surprising that this kind of data had not been collected in the past.

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Sandy Wilbur, a Woman Who Is Making a Difference

February 18, 2016 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

“I realized that our kids (our future leaders) must learn the basics and founding principles of our democratic way of life so that they can be engaged at an early age and be lifelong participants. That is where ‘Learning History Through Music’ came from—my passionate belief that ALL citizens—We the People—need to be engaged in the process for democracy to survive.”

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In the News: White House Unveils New Efforts on Pay Equity

February 2, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“We can’t know what we don’t know. We can’t deliver on the promise of equal pay unless we have the best, most comprehensive information about what people earn,” Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said Friday.

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How ‘Service With a Smile’ Takes a Toll on Women

February 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“The fact that women are required to generate traditionally feminine emotions while men do the opposite furthers the idea that certain occupations are ‘for men’ or ‘for women.’ ”

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Is Frugality in Your Gene Pool?

January 22, 2016 by Stacia Friedman

By Stacia Friedman

In the late 1960s, Grandma still had flapper dresses tucked in her closet, and she showed up to work at her Center City pharmacy attired like a silent-film star. Her penny-pinching had nothing to do with her finances. By all standards, Grandma was loaded.

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Tzedakah — The Gift of Giving

December 28, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

How will you give this season? How you give is as important as what you give. If you make wise choices from your heart, I can think of no better gift to yourself and to those in need at this time of year and throughout the next year. Give anonymously, with joy, and reap the benefits all year long!

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Talk Topic: Covering Gun Violence

December 3, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In Vogue magazine, Jennifer Mascia explains what it’s like to cover gun violence in America.

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How I Embraced Retirement: A Journey of Discovery in the Andes Mountains of Peru

October 14, 2015 by Susan Fier

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By Susan Fier

All in all, the snowcapped mountains and glaciers remind me of the joy I experience when I push my limits and move beyond my comfort zone. Overcoming fear, avoiding discouragement, and focusing on my goal served to provide the boost that I needed in order to succeed.

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