Joanne Bamberger is a recovering attorney, politically progressive mom AND political analyst living in the shadow of the nation’s capital. She’s also known around the blogosphere as PunditMom! PunditMom blog is the home of op-ed commentary by Joanne, who is also a freelance writer and former op-ed columnist for The Washington Examiner. A new media expert and authority on political involvement of women and mothers, Joanne is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, as well as MomsRising, MOMocrats and D.C. Metro Moms. Her political commentary has appeared on CNN, Fox News, ABC.com, BBC Radio, NPR, Al Jazeera English & XM Radio POTUS ‘08, among others. E-mail Joanne at email@example.com about press availability, speaking appearances and freelance opportunities. Joanne speaks frequently at conferences and to private groups about the growing influence of women/mothers in politics and social media. She has presented and participated in panels at Netroots Nation, the Feminist Majority Foundation, BlogHer ‘08, BlogHer DC ‘08, Fem 2.0, Type-A Mom Conference, WAM! 2009, the Women’s Media Center and others. Joanne was in the inaugural class of the Progressive Women’s Voices program at the Women’s Media Center. She is the author of the book, Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America.
Joanne Bamberger is a recovering attorney, politically progressive mom AND political analyst living in the shadow of the nation’s capital. She’s also known around the blogosphere as PunditMom!PunditMom blog is the home of op-ed commentary by Joanne,
Blog Post List
August 14, 2007
If you want straight answers to straight questions, then Elizabeth Edwards is your gal. After hearing her speak at last week's BlogHer conference , I know if she was the one running for president, she would be getting my vote -- hands down. Not only is she exquisitely tuned in to the issues many of us think are the most important ones, she knows something else that seems to elude most office seekers -- if you want support from women, you need to make connections .
July 9, 2007
Think you're getting shut out of prime work assignments because you have to do school pick-up? Have a feeling the "boys" are getting more parenting-credit at the office for going to a soccer game than you are for pediatrician's appointments? If so, you may be able to hold your bosses legally accountable. There's been increased attention in recent months to the so-called "opt-out" phenomenon -- professional working women supposedly abandoning the workforce in droves for full-time mommydom.
June 18, 2007
It's bad enough that we live in a country where working mothers have to worry about losing their jobs if they take time off to tend to a sick or injured child. Now, children are worrying about whether they should confide feeling ill with their parents because some have seen their mothers get fired for staying home to care for them. Author Ellen Bravo writes on The Nation's website about the impact this phenomenon is having on the children of working mothers.
May 20, 2007
There was an interesting discussion in the comments section on a post I wrote earlier this month on health care wondering how we can address the health care crisis we face in our country, especially when it comes our children.
May 17, 2007
My heart sank when I saw this article on the front page of The Washington Post. "Michelle Obama's Career Time Out." Front page coverage presenting her as a high profile victim of the balancing/opt-out discussion.
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