Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
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.
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.
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
In 1970, 46 women filed a landmark gender-discrimination case; their employer was NEWSWEEK. Forty years later, their contemporary counterparts question how much has actually changed.
Forty years after NEWSWEEK's women rose up, there's no denying our cohort of young women is unlike even the half-generation before us.
Yet the more we talked to our friends and colleagues, the more we heard the same stories of disillusionment, regardless of profession. No one would dare say today that "women don't write here," as the NEWSWEEK women were told 40 years ago. But men wrote all but six of NEWSWEEK's 49 cover stories last year—and two of those used the headline "The Thinking Man." In 1970, 25 percent of NEWSWEEK's editorial masthead was female; today that number is 39 percent. Better? Yes. But it's hardly equality. (Overall, 49 percent of the entire company, the business and editorial sides, is female.) "Contemporary young women enter the workplace full of enthusiasm, only to see their hopes dashed," says historian Barbara J. Berg. "Because for the first time they're slammed up against gender bias."
Submitted by kpeterson on Sat, 03/27/2010 - 7:20pm
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.
Submitted by kpeterson on Sat, 03/27/2010 - 5:59pm
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.
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
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
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?