Building the Future: Bold Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery
This report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research provides a framework for shared prosperity and equitable economic recovery. “It examines the impact of the economic crisis and recession on working women, their families, and communities. It provides a blueprint for a gender-equitable recovery that is not only about meeting the immediate economic needs of women and families but lays out a long-term strategy for creating stronger systems and institutions that reflect the experiences and contributions of women in the workforce, in society, and to their families.” -IWPR.
Deeper in Debt: Women & Student Loans
Women hold nearly two-thirds of America’s entire student loan debt and take about two years longer than men to repay student loans. Most women face a gender pay gap right out of college, which makes it even harder to pay off their larger share of student debt. Making saving for retirement, buying a home, or starting a business that much more difficult to achieve.
NWHM Presents! A Call to Spy Virtual Event
Sunday Dec. 6 @ 3p
Join the National Women’s History Museum and writer, producer, and actress Sarah Megan Thomas in this virtual event discussing her latest movie A Call to Spy. This movie tells a true story of three ordinary women who became extraordinary hero's during WWII as members of the female espionage operation commissioned by Winston Churchill that changed the course of history.
Constant Contact Power Hour: Hit ‘Em With Your Best Shot
Wednesday Dec. 9 @ 1p
Join Constant Contact and Undefeated Boxing World Champion Laila Ali in discussing how she left her comfort zone, leveraged social media, and increased sales for her brand. Laila is a tv host, author, fitness & wellness advocate and CEO of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand! Registration is required and FREE! Click here to register
2020 Forbes Women’s Virtual Summit
Wednesday, Dec. 9 @ 11a
In a year defined by tremendous challenge and transformation, the 2020 Forbes Women’s Virtual Summit is hosting an array of speakers “who are rising to today’s unprecedented challenges to spark major movements, build businesses, and rearchitect a new tomorrow.”- Forbes Women. Featuring Mellody Hobson, Tina Tchen, Tara Rush and Misty Copeland.
NWHM Presents! Sunday@Home: Latinas in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage
Sunday, Dec. 13 @ 3p
Join the National Women’s History Museum for a FREE virtual walkthrough of their newest exhibit, Latinas in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage. This exhibit tells the story of Hispanic and Latina’s bicultural political engagement and experience through the suffrage movement.
NWHM: Postcards from Isolation
You are not alone! The NWHM collected various interactive experiences that represent the social and cultural shifts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This exhibit is interactive and can be shared and viewed with the whole family!
One Woman's Campaign to create a Feminist Internet
Jac sm Kee view the internet and online safety as key to the fight against gender-based violence across the globe and works to teach women how to Take Back the Tech as a means of social justice.
The Internationa Women’s Air and Space Museum is located WHERE?!
This little gem of a museum is located just five minutes from CSU. It’s a great little side trip as well as resource for research. Admission is free. Looking for volunteer or internship in archiving, special events or marketing? They are looking for you, too! As an added bonus, the new Executive Director has a degree in Women & Gender Studies!
Barriers & Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
Too many glass ceilings remain unbroken. "There is no shortage of qualified women to fill leadership roles: Women make up almost half of the U.S. labor force. They outnumber men in earning bachelor's and master's degrees and are nearly on par in getting medical and legal degrees. Yet from corporate boardrooms to Congress, from health-care companies to the courts, from non-profit organizations to universities, men are far more likely than women to rise to the highest paying and most prestigious leadership roles." -AAUW.
Madam Vice President: What Vice President Kamala Harris Means for Women in Politics
On Saturday, November 7th, the world changed for a whole generation of women and girls. Check out this article by The Representation Project that breaks down the impact of the first Black, first Asian, and first women to become the Vice President of the United States.
History of WARN: Women of All Red Nations
In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month educate yourself on the history of the Women of All Red Nations (WARN). “WARN is an activist group founded in 1974 that grew out of the American Indian Movement (AIM).” -Womenofallrednations.org. WARN was pivotal in bringing attention to issues impacting Native American women and was established by Lorelei DeCora Means, Modonna Thunderhawk, Phyllis Young, and Janet McCloud.
Ted Talk: What We Can Learn From the History of Feminism
“In a short but powerful talk, Dolores Huerta – one of the most influential labor leaders and civil rights activists of recent memory – poses questions about how to build a more just society, and suggests we turn to feminism and radical empathy for the answers.” - Ted Talk. This discussion is only 6 minutes long and FREE to watch.
National Women’s History Museum: Game Changers Women and Sports
Sports are integral to American national identity, but women and men have had very different experiences when it comes to sports participation. The NWHM’s Game Changer exhibit explores the cultural, political, and social barriers women have overcome to play competitive sports.
NWHM Presents! Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina
In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month the NWHM has a virtual exhibit available now featuring Maria Tallchief. Tallchief was the first Native American to be considered the United States' first true prima ballerina. One of her best-known roles was as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Despite the hurdles she had to overcome she accomplished a lot, even performing at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 1960, making her the first American to do so!
National Women’s History Museum Presents: Fab Five, Five Native American Women
Biographies of the Fab Five showcases women who have made and continue to make history but have traditionally been overlooked. During this National American Indian Heritage Month, the NWHM celebrates Five Native American Women who have, and are, fighting for Native American rights, challenged stereotypes, and created new opportunities for their communities.
Western Reserve Historical Society: The History of Women in Cleveland
Browse this collection of manuscripts and photographs that showcases the contribution of women in the early settlement of the Western Reserve. These collections document the lives of professional women, the contributions of female judges, attorneys, nurses, social workers, homemakers in the Civil Rights Movement, the Equal Rights Movement, and reproductive health. The changes in home life, marriage, and gender roles in the Western Reserve is highlighted throughout.
Western Reserve Historical Society Then & Now: Voting Rights for Women
The WRHS highlights Lethia Fleming who fought for a resolution to voting conditions for African American women in the south. Fleming attended and spoke at the League of Women Voters 2nd annual convention held in Greater Cleveland, where she demanded that the women’s suffrage movement take African American women seriously. She even ran for her husband’s city council seat in Cleveland after he was imprisoned.
National Women’s History Museum is Accepting Spring 2021 Intern Applications NOW!
The NWHM is now accepting application for their VIRTUAL internship for Spring 2021! If you are a current or recent upper undergraduate or graduate student in history, museum studies, women’s studues, communications/marketing, or a related field, apply TODAY! This is a great opportunity to do an internship “in” Washington DC.
National Women’s History Museum: First but Not the Last
We have seen an unprecedented number of women running for office in recent years. The NWHM’s virtual exhibit showcases women who have fought to claim their space in politics from Victoria Claflin Woodhill, the first woman to run for president, to Hillary Clinton, the most recent woman who ran for president.
Western Reserve Historical Society, Then & Now: Ida B. Wells
The WRHS highlights Ida B. Wells in this week’s Then & Now article. Wells was a trailblazer in the Roaring 20’s, making her impact as a journalist, educator, author, suffragist, clubwoman, social reformer, leader in the anti-lynching movement, wife and mother!
13 Famous Women from Ohio You Should Know!
“Ohio women are famous for all kinds of accomplishments. Famed actresses Halle Berry and Doris Day hail from the Buckeye State. So does renowned author Toni Morrison, Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson. Jerrie Mock, the first women to fly a plane by herself around the globe.” -Cleveland.com
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