All Hands Volunteers Pull Together With Ecuadorean Communities

August 24, 2016 by Alice Pettway

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By Alice Pettway

When my partner and I heard about the devastating earthquake in Ecuador last spring, we knew we wanted to help. But we were also wary of throwing in with an organization that might do more harm than good. The earthquake damage was more apparent with each mile that passed—cracks in the road, rubble, half-houses spilling reminders of normal life. It was obvious how much help was needed, and we hoped that All Hands Volunteers Ecuador Earthquake Response was doing a good job. They were—and they are.

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The Wednesday Five: The Body Positive Issue

August 24, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women who are leading global movements towards embracing positive body images of themselves and their community of women. We’ve just spent the last two weeks glued to the Olympic Games in Rio, riveted at how extraordinary the human body is. And still, we are in a time where we’re inundated with photoshopped ideals of what beauty should look like and what size, shape, and color it should come in. That’s why we find these women refreshing and groundbreaking — they are creating their own definitions of what is beautiful.

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Christine Brennan and Sally Jenkins Put the Ryan Lochte Scandal Into Perspective (In the News)

August 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Some of the best commentary on this sorry episode — the behavior of our swimmers from the United States, led by Ryan Lochte, who apparently lied about an encounter with security guards at a gas station — has come from two women who have been covering major sports for decades: Christine Brennan of USA Today and Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post.

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Women Athletes — and What They Wear?

August 19, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Over the course of the past two weeks at the Olympic Games in Rio, the division in the way our global media culture reports on men and women athletes has received both praise and critique. When it comes to what our women champions are wearing, aka Olympic Fashion, as they compete, the divide cannot be any clearer.

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The Wednesday Five

August 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: meet the ‘Iron Nun’, 86-year-old triathlete Sister Madonna Buder; Afghanistan’s only woman athlete at the Olympics is running alone but fighting for all women; at 94, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest and flyest Park Ranger ever; the moments in ‘Gilmore Girls’ season 1 that not-so-secretly empowered us; and why women’s boxing continues to be in the shadows.

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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Shows She’s Not Too Old for Olympic Gold (In the News)

August 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“You can set a goal and you can go accomplish anything you want. It doesn’t matter your age; it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”

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The Wednesday Five: Champion Women

August 10, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week, as we continue to celebrate the global trailblazing women making and breaking records at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we’ve curated five groundbreaking TED Talks by women in sports, or as we like to call them, Champion Women. Their shared grit and determination as long-distance swimmers, tennis icons, paralympic record breakers, marathon builders for peace, and pro snowboarders, are sure to motivate and inspire.

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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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At 52, Equestrian Beezie Madden Is Competing in Her 4th Olympics (In the News)

August 4, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The oldest woman on Team USA has been riding horses since she was 4 years old.

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The Wednesday Five

August 3, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: An Internship Program that Only Hires Women Over 40; Congress’s 4 Women Combat Veterans Band Together; A Platform Connecting Women Across India with Flexible Careers; How Women Changed the Media; and from the Women’s Voices Archives, “The Gift of Family” by Suzanne Russell.

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Women, Comedies, and Making Statements About Women in Comedies (In the News)

August 2, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Can women just be funny and raunchy without always having to make a statement that women ‘can’ be funny and raunchy.

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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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The Wednesday Five

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Screenwriter Annie Mumolo on Life After ‘Bridesmaids’; Can An App Teach Mindfulness?; Samantha Bee Needs to Conquer the Political Conventions; Eight Words That Led This Woman To Her Perfect (Male) Mentor; and from the Women’s Voices Archives — “Artist and Designer Susan Ritter Finds Beauty in the Natural World.”

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Roger Ailes Makes News as He Leaves Fox News

July 25, 2016 by Diane Vacca

Why did Gretchen Carlson succeed, against all expectations, in felling the magnate Roger Ailes, who resigned within days of her filing suit against him?

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