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Warrie Price: A Woman Who’s Made a Difference

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

In 1993, Warrie Price, a leader in community-based planning in New York City, was tapped to find a way to implement a master plan for the park that had not been acted on since its creation in 1986. Her mission: raise money, contribute her vision, and get the various agencies that had jurisdiction over the park to work together to rebuild and revitalize The Battery. In short, she became the civic engine that got things done.

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Money & Careers

Carol Lamberg: A Woman Who’s Made a Difference

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

“It’s like putting a puzzle together—it’s exciting when you get it done," says Carol Lamberg, executive director of the Settlement Housing Fund, which builds affordable housing in New York City. "The neat thing is that you get to see the buildings. They’re up, they’re clean, there’s no graffiti, they’re safe . . . they’re there for you to see, unlike work in other fields, where you wonder if you’ve really achieved anything.”

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Money & Careers

A Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Mary Palmer, Seattle’s Pied Piper

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

The Global Reading Challenge is designed to include all fourth/fifth graders, not just the avid readers, though they are its biggest cheerleaders. Though it means more work, they love the excitement (as well as the safety) of competing in teams; the wild and crazy practice sessions; the recognition by everyone in school; the realization later that they will always and forever be Global Scholars.

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Money & Careers

A Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Pamela Yew Schwartz, Bereavement Counselor

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

In Dr. Schwartz’s bereavement group for Chinese men, “They talk about sports—sports is a lifesaver. They talk about playing mahjongg. But eventually someone will ask, ‘How do you make the rice for one person?’ Another will say, ‘The loneliest time is before I go to sleep at night, and do you sleep in the middle of the bed?’ Supposedly they don’t like to talk about their feelings, but they do, they do.”

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Money & Careers

A Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Ludy Green

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Since some domestic abusers vengefully track down their escaped partners, Second Chance Employment Services works with the Department of Justice to “change anything that needs to be changed to make a woman untraceable," the agency's founder says. "We had a woman who had to change her name and Social Security number three times.”

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Another Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Mary Palmer, Seattle’s Pied Piper

By Toni Myers
The Global Reading Challenge is designed to include all fourth/fifth graders, not just the avid readers, though they are its biggest cheerleaders. Though it means more work, they love the excitement (as well as the safety) of competing in teams; the wild and crazy practice sessions; the recognition by everyone in school; the realization later that they will always and forever be Global Scholars.
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Money & Careers

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

By Carla Baranauckas
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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Money & Careers

Sandy Wilbur, a Woman Who Is Making a Difference

By Deborah Harkins
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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WOMANPOWER 2013

By Women's Voices For Change
It is our mission—and pleasure—to celebrate women who are flourishing in the second half of life. For a start-of-the-year dose of inspiration, we offer WVFC’s 2013 profiles of women who impress us—“Women Who’ve Made a Difference.”
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Bitch,” by Carolyn Kizer

By Rebecca Foust
The poem makes us laugh when we read it, but like all the best laughter, it comes with a gut punch. The idea of having an inner bitch who gets to unreservedly express our feelings towards an ex—well, that is funny. But also painful.
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