Northern California Women Making a Difference

September 19, 2016 by Judie Rae

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By Judie Rae

Meaningful work? What is that exactly? Ask 10 different women their definition and you’ll receive 10 different answers. For women who have retired, however, and have raised their families, the question takes on an alternate meaning.

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Women Describe ‘Toxic Environment’ at Apple (In the News)

September 16, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

It comes as a surprise that a dozen female employees and former employees are saying that the company has a “toxic environment” for women.

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Movie Review: ‘Equal Means Equal’ — An Idea Long Overdue

September 6, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

In her ambitious film, ‘Equal Means Equal,’ Kamala Lopez points out that “72% of Americans are completely invested in the false belief that the genders are explicitly equal under the U.S. Constitution.”

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The Labor Day Five

September 5, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Labor Day dates to the 19th century and over the decades has become less about labor and more about relaxation.

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Labor Day: Not a Day of Celebration for the Unemployed and Underemployed

September 5, 2016 by Judie Rae

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By Judie Rae

Although Labor Day weekend is for many people a time of relaxation with friends and family, it’s also a time to recognize the importance of the labor that is the day-to-day focus of most people’s lives.

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Portrait of Theresa May, Britain’s Second Female PM

August 10, 2016 by Diane Vacca

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By Diane Vacca

The former prime minister, David Cameron, grudgingly admitted, “She is instinctively secretive and very rigid, but you can be tough with her and she’ll go away and think it all through again.”

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The Women Who Were First by Grit and Grace

July 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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“What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace,” Meryl Streep says. We agree.

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Hillary Clinton’s Nomination: Historic Moment for Women (In the News)

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. And 96 years later, Clinton has broken a political glass ceiling.

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Molly Fisk: On Not Becoming A Ballerina

June 18, 2016 by Molly Fisk

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I did not turn out to be a ballerina. I’m also not a mother, and lately, now my friends’ kids are having babies, I’m aware I’m not a grandmother, either. This doesn’t really bother me . . . much. But it opens the door to the question, “Well what the heck am I, then?”

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Don’t Even Think About Stealing This Essay

June 13, 2016 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

I’m starting to wonder how much time and effort some editors are actually taking [in trying to track down the author of an article they’ve purloined]. Is grab-the-content-and-see-who-notices a new business model?

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Thoughts on Giving Up My Job

June 10, 2016 by Ann Buttenwieser

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By Ann Buttenwieser

“I will miss the exhilaration of appearing ‘onstage.’ I will miss the interaction with young, bright students, their faces lighting up when they ‘get it’ . . .”

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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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