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Woman Thought Leader: Alexis McGill Johnson

Woman Thought Leader: Alexis McGill Johnson

Planned Parenthood, with current leader Alexis McGill Johnson


TTC Flashback: Lilly Ledbetter

TTC Flashback: Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter paved the way for women to take action against unequal pay.

Women's News

Female Scientists Allege Discrimination, Neglect Of Research On Women At NIH’s Child Health Institute
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April 02, 2020  | Read More »

In November 2014, nine senior female scientists at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) requested a meeting with their director. Their concern: that the careers of women at the institute’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) were being stymied by its powerful scientific director, Constantine Stratakis. They complained that the number of tenured and tenure-track female scientists in the then–$177 million division was at a historic low, and they said women were starkly lacking among its leaders. They wanted more women recruited and better retention of female talent.

Women Are Using Code Words At Pharmacies To Escape Domestic Violence During Lockdown

April 02, 2020  | Read More »

On Sunday, a woman walked into a pharmacy in the French city of Nancy, one of the few public places still open after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus.

Peru, Panama Limit Men And Women To Alternate Days Out To Stall Virus

April 02, 2020  | Read More »

Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Economics Of A Pandemic: In Times Of Distress, Girls And Women Are The Biggest Losers

April 02, 2020  | Read More »

Without good policies, economists predict that globally the coronavirus pandemic will hit women and girls harder than men and boys, worsening existing inequalities.


Bloomberg’s Women Problem; Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy; Retirement Readiness

February 21, 2020 Bloomberg’s Women Problem; Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy; Retirement Readiness

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Michael Bloomberg’s women problem, the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy, and why women aren’t prepared for retirement.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Frmr Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor, The Heritage Foundation; Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Advisor, Independent Women’s Voices

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Was The Super Bowl NSFW?

February 21, 2020

Written by: Emma Thorp

In the musical entertainment industry, few entertainment opportunities top the coveted slot of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Artists from Prince to Katy Perry to Janet and Michael Jackson have all dominated massive football stadiums for what was likely the most highly anticipated fifteen minutes of their musical careers. The Super Bowl is an event watched by a very large, and more notably, very diverse portion of America. One of the negative sides to performing at the Super Bowl compared to a special ticketed concert is that it’s truly impossible for any musician to please the entire audience. This year, the Halftime slot was filled by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, who chose to direct their performance towards empowering women and increasing visibility for Latin America. The high energy performance featured traditional Latin American dance moves, children in light up cages, a large feather cape with Puerto Rico’s flag on one side and America’s on the other, and Shakira playing the drums (that had not a lot to do with representation I just thought it was awesome). 

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

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Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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