Posts Tagged ‘gender-equality’

The Pink Chair in the Grey Office — Why on Earth This Graphic?

The Pink Chair in the Grey Office — Why on Earth This Graphic? Issue 86 — February 25, 2019 Over 50 years ago, the late Congresswoman and presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm famously said, “If they won’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This week, a hot pink chair with a pale pink pillow and for some…

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How to Be Gender Bilingual

Issue 82 — January 27, 2019 The man in airline club sat down across table from me and spread out his computer and various other electronics all across the width of the three chairs on that side of the table. I was working away on my computer using only the space intended by the chair where I was sitting.…

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2019: The Year I Claim Power and Why This Is the Real Year of the Woman

Issue 79 — January 7, 2019 Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at Spirit of the Senses, a long-established Phoenix-area group of people who get together for lectures and discussions on provocative topics. They asked me to speak about “After #metoo.” I determined to make it a discussion rather than a speech. It was lively, animated,…

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123 Women and The Lessons of History on Veterans Day

Issue 74 — November 11, 2018 Feast your eyes on this Washington Post infographic tracking wins by female candidates for Congress and Governorships in last week’s elections. With a few major races still undecided, there is no doubt that 2018 will go down in history as a pivotal year in US women’s history. I celebrate that. Loudly and enthusiastically.…

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What do you do when someone takes credit for your idea?

Issue 71 — October 22, 2018 USC Associate Professor and founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Institute Stacy Smith was spitting nails. “Nothing makes me angrier than when someone takes credit for my work,” she said. Smith and I were on a panel at Universal Music’s first She Leads program in Los Angeles. That morning before the panel, I led…

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Three Steps to Help Company Culture Change for the Better in the #MeToo Era

Issue 70 — October 14, 2018 I tuned in to the re-upped ”Murphy Brown” episode parodying sexual harassment training for the newsroom staff. The very idea of getting “trained in sexual harassment” is evidence of language fail and fodder for a humorous show tackling a serious topic. The trainer was priggish; the participants ranged from uninterested to downright hostile.…

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