Awareness & Education

WeLEAD: Professional Development

Date/Time: 
04/17/2010

WeLEAD Professional Development Training Session.

Location: Ward Circle 103

For more information on the event please contact Ava Lubell (202) 885-6273.

 

Sex, Sports and Ethics Roundtable

Date/Time: 
04/20/2010

Panelists include: Ara Wilson (Associate Professor in Women's Studies and Director of the program in the study of sexualities), Robyn Wiegman (Professor, Women's Studies and Literature), and Doriane Coleman (Duke Law School).

Location: Breedlove Room
 
Sponsored by the Kenan Institute and the Program in the Study of Sexualities.
 
*Refreshments will be served.
 

Kathryn Olson Named CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation

New York, N.Y., March 29, 2010 – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, and a driving force in attracting girls and women to sports, better health and education, today named Kathryn Olson as the new CEO of the organization. Olson, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2005, served as chair of the Governance Committee.

The transition in leadership of the Women’s Sports Foundation is effective immediately.

2010 Annual Salute to Women in Sports

Date/Time: 
10/12/2010 - 10/13/2010

For 35 years, the Women's Sports Foundation has helped advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physcial activity. On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 the Foundation will again celebrate one of the largest nights in Women's Sports and commemorate its 31st year in thanking those athletes who've opened doors for girls following in their footsteps.

Location: Waldorf=Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022

 

For more information, contact Kerry Milhaven at 516-307-3976

Email: KMilhaven@WomensSportsFoundation.org
Website: www.WomensSportsFoundation.org/AnnualSalute
 

 

High Performance Entrepreneurs: Women in High Tech (Whitepaper)

New research shows what many have long suspected:  women entrepreneurs are poised to lead the next wave of growth in global technology ventures.  This report, prepared by Illuminate Ventures, documents the performance of women entrepreneurs in the past decade and the trends that are propelling them towards critical mass in the high-tech sector.

The bottom line:  More than ever before, women are influencing the face of business.  They are on the cusp of becoming a leading entrepreneurial force in technology.  As the global economy regenerates, new business models are needed to stimulate economic and job growth. Investors seeking to reinvigorate bottom-line performance and to favorably impact the entrepreneurial strength of our economy would be wise to support strategies that enable high-tech start-ups that are inclusive of women entrepreneurs.

URL: 
http://www.illuminate.com/whitepaper/

Women in IT: The Facts (2009)

The technology industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.  The United States Department of Labor estimates that by 2016 there will be more than 1.5 million computer-related jobs available. Technology job opportunities are predicted to grow at a faster rate than jobs in all other professional sectors, or up to 25 percent over the next decade.

Highly-qualified women are well-positioned to move into these open jobs, yet the industry is failing to attract this talent. Furthermore, women already employed in the technology industry are leaving at staggering rates. Failing to capitalize on this talent threatens U.S. productivity, innovation, and competitiveness. To further strengthen the U.S. position as a technical leader we need to examine the reasons why the industry is not attracting more people with varied backgrounds and take action to stem the current tide.

URL: 
http://www.ncwit.org/pdf/NCWIT_WomenInITFacts_FINAL.pdf

Annual Benefit: Celebrating Change

Date/Time: 
04/27/2010 - 04/28/2010

Tickets are now available for Celebrating Change, our annual evening benefit to support the International Museum of Women! Join us on the evening of Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Metreon City View, a spectacular venue with the night-time skyline of San Francisco as our glittering backdrop. Celebrating Change will include multi-media exhibits, live performances, a DJ and Dancing, and food, wine and spirits from leading women chefs and producers.

Location: City View atop the Westfield Metreon, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

 

An Evening with Human Rights Watch

Date/Time: 
04/08/2010

Join I.M.O.W. for an evening conversation with Liesl Gerntholtz, director of the Women's Rights Division for Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is leading the charge on women's rights around the world. Please join us to hear how Gerntholtz and her team are raising the cost of abuse to bring greater justice and security to women around the world.

Location: 235 Montgomery St., 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
 
For more information or to purchase tickets:
 
Email: events@imow.org
Call: 415.543.4669 x 27
 
To purchase tickets online, click here.

 

Dr. Susan Wicklund: The Perils of Providing Abortions

Just one month after the death of Dr. George Tiller, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a chilling report that shows abortion providers and their clinics are under siege. A four-month investigation in six states revealed that death threats, break ins, and assaults continue to impede women's access to clinics. Rather than use Tiller's death to make the case that doctors and their patients should be protected, the federal government has done very little. So how should those who believe in a woman's right to have an abortion respond?

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