The Wednesday Five: Inspiring Commencement Addresses from Women of Note

May 25, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we’ve curated a selection of five commencement addresses from the 2016 graduation season by women of note — Maria Popova, Carrie Mae Weems, Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Marie Slaughter, and Hoda Kotb — that are sure to inspire.

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The Pakistani Squash Champion Who Disguised Herself as a Boy (In the News)

May 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Dressed as a boy, Maria Toorpakai Wazir played on the boys’ squash team of an academy run by the Pakistani air force. Then her gender was discovered, and the death threats from the Taliban began.

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The Wednesday Five

May 18, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: the Women Deliver Conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women opens; Congress passes bill that allows WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the women of Fast Company’s list of the most creative people in business; Hoda Kotb offers valuable life lessons at her commencement speech to Tulane University’s class of 2016; and the all-female Shakespeare production of ‘Taming the Shrew’ goes live this summer.

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The Wednesday Five

May 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Sheryl Sandberg leans into single motherhood, Monica Lewinsky on overcoming shame, Gloria Steinem has a new show aptly titled ‘WOMAN,’ saying goodbye to ‘The Good Wife,’ and a son’s moving film about the unopened voicemails from his mom.

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Oral Sex Is Not Rape if the Victim Is Unconscious From Drinking, Oklahoma Court Rules (In the News)

April 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

In a decision that “completely gobsmacked” the Tulsa County district attorney, Oklahoma’s criminal appeals court recently ruled—unanimously—that state law does not criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious.

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The Wednesday 5: Women of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

April 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This year, 40 women made the list of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. While some of the more notable names might come as no surprise, we’re fascinated by the women whose names are not yet at the household level, but whose influence and impact are deeply felt around the world. Here are five women we look forward to following: Christina Figueres, Hope Jahren, Lori Robinson, Diana Natalicio, and Sunita Narain.

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At Last, a National Monument to Women’s Equality (In the News)

April 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Now we have a destination dedicated to all American women, and particularly to the memory of women whose agitating, lobbying, and legislation-drafting impacted thousands and thousands of women’s lives.

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The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

April 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share with you the best Longreads of the week with features on legendary Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown, how Meryl Streep won her first Oscar, pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin, the slapstick anarchists of “Broad City,” and Lifetime as one of the best places in Hollywood for women.

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This Saturday, on HBO: The Story of the Clarence Thomas Hearings (In the News)

April 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

This Saturday, at 8 p.m. EDT, HBO will air “Confirmation,” a film on the notorious 1991 Senate hearings in which Anita Hill charged Clarence Thomas with what now would be termed “sexual harassment.”

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The Wednesday Five: Women and the World of Chefs

April 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: one woman makes ‘Food & Wine’ 2016 best new chef list; executive chefs and the gender gap; women chefs and the lack of equal pay; a chef’s first person narrative on when her male assistant made more money than her; and food star Sara Moulton is still cooking and teaching after her Julia Child days.

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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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The Wednesday Five: On Leadership in Politics

April 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women of color and their leadership roles in politics.

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The Wednesday Five

March 30, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, women farmers are influencing a healthier food culture through widespread meal kit services, more women take Facebook to task for allowing images featuring violence against women on the social media network, the courageous Indian women of Ghunduribadi who guard their ancestral forest lands from illegal loggers, how a hashtag is elevating the work of black women throughout history, and ‘Waitress’ is making Broadway history with its all-female creative team.

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Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Unabashed Feminist! (In the News)

March 25, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Feminism” has become a controversial, loaded term. A corrective from proud feminist
Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

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