Feminism | Posted by Heidi L on 04/23/2012
Girls Leadership Institute: The Summer That Changed Me
A-woo, GLI, that is my heart’s desire!
A-woo, GLI, I love it, I love it, I love it!
So goes the celebratory chant of the Girls Leadership Institute. For three weeks over the summer of 2011, GLI was my camp. For the rest of my life, it will be one of my fondest memories.
I did not want to go, for no other reason then I felt lazy and the idea of an all-girls camp seemed silly to me. I’m a feminist, but I feel no need to seek out sisterhood. Reluctantly, I packed my bags and arrived at Smith College.
Every day and every night, something happens at GLI. I can’t think of a single moment I was bored there. Between the projects, the impromptu Bananagrams, and legitimate …
Feminism | Posted by April D on 04/18/2012
Women as $ocially Aware Entrepreneurs
There are a couple of recent studies that may not be causal factors of one another, but their relationship is hard to ignore: women are more satisfied than men with the success of businesses that they start, and women tend to start businesses for social and environmental change, rather than money being the ultimate goal.
91% of women who owned small businesses felt their ventures were currently successful, as opposed to 80% of men – despite women being less confident about the state of the American economy. Business is all about enriching the flow of economy, and exchanging goods, services, and capital – but it’s undeniable that our physical world and its people are suffering. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the wellbeing of people and places in …
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 03/31/2012
Saturday Vids: Hillary Clinton’s Greatest Moments
“’Let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.’ So said Hillary Clinton before the 1995 U.N. Women’s Conference in Beijing. Since then, Clinton has led a crusade for women around the world, advocating equal rights and opportunities that came to a head during her speech at this year’s Women in the World Summit. From contraception and abortion to the need for women in politics, watch our mashup of Clinton’s best speeches on women’s rights.”
In honor of the last day of Women’s History Month, let’s give it up for Hillary.
via The Daily Beast