March 29, 2018 202/371-1999
MomsRising CEO and a Keynote Speaker at the Women's March on Washington Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner Presents a Groundbreaking, Definitive Guide on How to Create Change in Today's Women's Movement
It’s 2018, but women, on average, earn just 80 cents to a man's dollar, with moms and women of color experiencing increased wage hits: Latinas earn only 54 cents for every man’s dollar, Black women 63 cents, and Native American women 57 cents. Moms earn only 71 cents to a dad’s dollar. Here are a few more stats: one out of every three women will experience some form of sexual violence in her lifetime; women are only 6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs; women are 30 percent more likely to live in poverty than men. These are only just a few of the barriers that women face in America that are outlined in this action-oriented guide by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, cofounder and CEO of MomsRising, a nonprofit with over 1 million members.
KEEP MARCHING: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World(Hachette Books; May 1, 2018) answers the question that many women were confronted with after the 2017 March on Washington: What do we do next? And this book provides the answer to that. KEEP MARCHING is a thorough, well-researched guide, comprised of straightforward How To’s, lists of policy recommendations, stories from women across the nation, and strategies on how we can each foster change in today’s movement for women’s equality and equity. With candor and an unflinching passion, Kristin narrates the struggles and successes of every day women. Each chapter is supported by powerful data, anecdotal pieces of evidence, and concrete tips for moving forward—whether it’s how to run for office or why women’s biggest problem isn’t just the glass ceiling. It leaves readers with one essential fact—women are a powerful force.
We can succeed, and have succeeded, in spite of the challenges that confront us; but our work isn’t done.
In the process of unpacking systemic biases that contribute to the wage gap, rape culture, the high levels of maternal mortality, and the growing rate of incarcerated women, just to name a few of the topics covered in the book, Kristin shows us the power women have in numbers to implement change. Her book provides the tools, incentive, and information we need to lead, come together, and rise. Ultimately, Kristin will have you nodding in affirmation, fuming in frustration, and fully charged up to make a difference. KEEP MARCHING is the must-have book for every woman in 2018, as we keep marching to change our communities and our country for the better.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeineris the cofounder and CEO of MomsRising, an organization with over a million members across the nation working to increase economic security, decrease discrimination, and to build a nation where everyone can thrive. She has also been published and featured in numerous outlets, including: Politico, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, TIME, The Guardian, the Washington Post, and HuffPost.
How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World
By Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Hachette Books | May 1, 2018 | $16.99 | Original Paperback | 336 Pages | 9780316515566
For more information about KEEP MARCHING or to schedule an interview with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, please contact Marisol Salaman at Marisol.Salaman@hbgusa.com or 212-364-1214.
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
Hot-Button Topics from Keep Marching
- The U.S. doesn’t have paid family/medical leave but 177 other countries do?
- One in three women have experienced some form of sexual assault?
- When a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises?
- More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent, and approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives?
- For every 100,000 births, 43.5 black women die, compared to 12.7 deaths among white women and 14.4 deaths among women of all other races?
- After the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which covered birth control without co-pay, the abortion rate in our nation was at a historic low?
- Women who are physically abused by current or former intimate partners are five times more likely to be murdered when one of the partners owns a firearm?