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First woman to moderate a presidential debate in DECADES.

August 14, 2012
Candy Crowley. Image via Wikipedia. Great news yesterday! FINALLY, after decades without a female moderator, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that a woman, Candy Crowley of CNN, would moderate one of the three nationally televised Presidential debates. [1] Woot! *Click here to...
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Marissa Mayer, Bus Drivers, and Riding a Horse Together

July 26, 2012
"Can I email you later? I'm in labor." In "Maternity Leave? More Like a Pause," a recent article in the New York Times , new mom and consulting firm partner Carmen, recalled sending the quote above as an email while she was in the delivery room, remarking "That...was a fun email to send." I admire...
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Working (Class) Maternity Leave: What Does Marissa Mayer’s Plan Mean for the Rest of Us?

July 25, 2012
Marissa Mayer’s appointment as Yahoo’s CEO is a double-edged sword. It is, on its face, a shot in the arm to the perception of workplace equality and at the same time a reminder of how far we have to go to reach fairness for mothers working outside the home. It is also a reminder that we need...
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Mothers Making Headlines

July 24, 2012
Marissa Mayer created a lot of buzz last week with her simultaneous announcement that she was selected as the new CEO of Yahoo and that she is expecting a baby in October. Coming on the heels of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article about “having it all” in the Atlantic last month, this story is helping...
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Hundreds of Women Bring Heat Storm to NY City Hall for #PaidSickDays

July 20, 2012
The security guards at New York City Hall were overwhelmed, not only by the 107 degree heat index, but also by the constant bustle of hundreds of women equally hot about the conditions of working women. “Only five at a time!” they yelled to the crowded line desperate to get out of the sun and...
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When a Stork Visited Congress

July 11, 2012
The sun is out, children are splashing in pools, and people are, er... getting sick. That's right. Everyone gets sick at some point in their lives from a cold, to a cough, or even worse. But did you know that not everyone has a chance to get better? A whopping 40 million people in the United States...
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Take Action To Help Pass Sick Days For All

July 8, 2012
40 million people in the United States don’t have access to a single paid sick day. In fact, nearly 80% of low wage workers and 40% of private sector workers don't have access to a single paid sick day. And this means that many people have little choice but to go to work sick--rather than staying...
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An Introduction to Paid Time Off Banks

June 8, 2012
Many people have heard of Paid Time Off (PTO) banks, but the contours of such policies are often little understood, especially outside the human resources world. To shed light on PTO banks, CLASP and the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) have released a report using Bureau of Labor...
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Breakfast in Bed is Nice, but a Seat at the Table is Invaluable.

May 11, 2012
Meet Annie Spiegelman, a Bay Area mom who blogs as " The Dirt Diva " on matters of love, gardening, and cultivating a healthy planet. Just in time for Mother's Day, Annie shares her interview with Rachel's Network Co-Director Laurie Syms on the evidence that women in Congress, regardless of party,...
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TIME: Ask the RIGHT questions!

May 11, 2012
TIME Magazine just became another self-appointed arbiter of “Mommy Judgment” by trying to inflame the Mommy Wars with their exploitative cover of a young mother standing like a mudflap girl and breastfeeding her 3, maybe 4 year old. The byline: “Are you Mom enough?” The answer is, as soon as you...
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