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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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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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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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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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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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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