July 13: New Resources, A Call to Repro Rights Bloggers, & An Exciting Opportunity for Progressive Women


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July 13, 2011

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Stalled Pipelines: Opening Pathways to Women's Leadership


Claremont College

October 13-14, 2011



Claremont College will host our 2011 Regional Conferencethat will connect NCRW member centers with colleagues, university leaders, and representatives from the non-profit, philanthropic, corporate, and policy communities to focus on current challenges, strategies, and how to advance women's leadership across sectors.


All participants will have an opportunity to share best practices through informal and interactive discussions.

The goal will be to generate ideas for research collaboration, improved communication, and action steps to advance a common agenda for change. For more information:contact@regender.org.  

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Check out our recently Featured Experts! If you have a conference, a panel or a news story in preparation and need some expertise, NCRW offers a directory of leaders and change-makers who can provide insight and the latest data. If you'd like to be included in our expert directory, please send a message to Communications Director Vivienne Heston-Demirel: vheston-demirel@regender.org. 


Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women.She served previously as NCNW's Director of the Research, Public Policy, and Information Center for African American Women. See her profile page


Radhika Balakrishnan

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Executive Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University where she is also a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies. She is an economist with expertise in global, human rights, and development issues. See her profile page
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IWPR & The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Invite you To:

Sexual Harassment at Work:

Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?

July 19, 2011, 3pm - 5pm (Reception to Follow)

Washington DC

Read a list of the featured speakers and a preview here.


(This is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested. Please respond with acceptances only to usstudies@wilsoncenter.org)

National Women's Law CenterThe NWLC Presents Three New Resources on the Federal Budget, Social Security, Women and their Families


Read More About These Interesting New Resources: 

New Fact Sheet: A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Threaten Social Security   


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Protecting Programs for Low-Income People in Deficit Reduction Plans Is Vital to Women and Their Families
Calling all Repro Rights Bloggers!

The National Women's Law Center is Hosting the "Birth Control" We've Got you Covered" Blog Carnival July 21st

As you may know, in the next upcoming months the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will decide on which preventive services will be covered without co-pay in new health insurance plans- and the NWLChas created an action campaign to include birth control in those preventive services. 

How can you support the cause? Blog in support of the NWLC's action campaign by posting why birth control should be included as a key preventive care service for women. The NWLC will feature a link to your blog, and the posts of other repro rights bloggers', on the Blog Carnival Page. Sign uphere!

 WMC Presents: Progressive Women's Voice Training

August 25-29th

Washington DC

Do you want to become a political contributor who is called upon to serve as a strong progressive voice in the media? For all of you brilliant and dynamic progressive women who answer "yes!" this is an opportunity for you. Click these links to learn more or apply.

WMC Seeks Communications Director
The WMC seeks a Communications Director with extraordinary media relations and writing skills to supervise and implement all communications activities of the organization. We want someone with the ability to quickly analyze and summarize important information and positions. We seek a self-starter, who is committed to the team and willing to work and think hard. A commitment to accuracy and details is essential. This position includes the full range of organizational communications: creative planning, research, tracking, analysis, systems maintenance, writing, editing, and media relations.
Read More About the Position Here.

Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner School Announces 2011 National Fellows

for Lead the Way Leadership Initiativefor Emerging Women of Color Executive Directors and Mid-Levels


Each year, the Network scans the country for 30 of the brightest and most promising women of color leaders working in their communities on a range or pressing social issues from education to economic security. Over the course of the fellowship year, Fellows participate in a 5-day intensive leadership retreat and on-going learning with leadership coaches on issues related to program management and development; fundraising and sustainability; and communications and branding.

Read the leadership profiles here.

CWPP Update: Advancing Women in Leadership

On June 29th, CWPP Director Carol Hardy-Fanta spoke on the importance of women in the advancement of Latinos in politics at an Adelante Latino event in Worcester, Mass. Martina Cruz, Lawrence School Committee Member, who is one of the Center's five Women's Pipeline for Change ResearchFellows, was also present.

Read more about these five brilliant women in Pipeline for Change and the CWPP's work to build, understand, and support progressive women of color leaders.  

NCRW Member Centers Are Asking for Your Support for  Pepsi Refresh Project Ideas!

Cast votes with just a quick click & help member centers receive grants for great causes.

Participating Member Centers:

Women's Resource CenterSMILES: Single Mothers Implant a legacy of Empowerment for Their Seed 

The White House ProjectTrain Underrepresented Women to Lead for Community Improvement
Institute for Women's Policy ResearchRaise Awareness of the State of the Union for Women 


Congratulations Again to NCRW Board Member Melinda Wolfe for her Woman Who Dared Award!


Melinda Wolfe, Head of Professional Development, Bloomberg, received the2011 Woman Who Dared Award from the New York Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women on May 12th. To read her acceptance speech, click here. 

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The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families  

Communications internship


The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF) is looking for a responsible, creative, web-savvy intern to assist with communications projects. The CHCF is seeking a self-motivatedcreative intern with a background in communications or a related field for its NYC office.


Grounded in its direct services, CHCF is active on the local, state, and national policy levels around issues of child welfare, early care, education, juvenile justice, and the well-being of Latino children.


For More Information Read Here.