Posts Tagged ‘women’

For #WomensHistoryMonth and #InternationalWomensDay, How Michelle Obama Is Helping Women Take Our…

Issue 87 — March 2, 2019 I noticed an interesting change during Michele Obama’s ubiquitous book tour. It perfectly spans both Black History Month and Women’s History Month. During her time in the White House, it annoyed me no end to see her doing things I perceived as making herself smaller. Labeling herself the “mom in chief” though she…

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February Might Be the Shortest Month but It’s a Super Important One

Issue 84 — February 11, 2019 Oh February. The stores are full of red Valentine hearts. We’re reminded that February is Heart Month. This year I missed the inspiring Go Red for Women events highlighting the importance of women taking care of their heart health. I usually attend these either as a speaker or financial supporter, and I have…

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Two clear cases of implicit gender bias that have me fuming

Issue 77 — December 9, 2018 My friend Dan Sager is a terrific supporter of Take The Lead and gender equality in general. The dad of two daughters, he proudly updates me on their accomplishments and sends me ideas and connections aimed at furthering Take The Lead’s success. Dan texted this article to me a few days ago, knowing…

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No, No, Nancy — Women Must Change the Power Paradigm or Never Progress

No, No, Nancy — Women Must Change the Power Paradigm or Never Progress Issue 76 — November 26, 2018 Dressed in angry orange from pantsuit to stilettos, Congresswoman and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) regally graces the cover of the November 25, 2018 issue of the New York Times Magazine. The caption is her quote from within the article, “No…

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If You Have Only One Prayer: The Gratitude Attitude, 2018 Version

Issue 75 — November 18, 2018 Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, founder of the Women Connect 4 Good Foundation (and in full disclosure, board chair of Take The Lead) sounded exhausted when I called to ask how she and her horses were in the latest California disaster that looked on television like the fires of Hell. “It all depends on the…

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