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Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Jackie Speier

Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Jackie Speier

We continue our series of interviews with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

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TTC Extra: Rep. Jackie Speier and the ROBOCOP Act

TTC Extra: Rep. Jackie Speier and the ROBOCOP Act

Rep. Speier wants to get telemarkters off consumers' back

Women's News

Are Women Responsible for Their Own Safety? Australians Point Fingers After Comedian’s Rape and Murder
The New York Times

June 18, 2018  | Read More »

MELBOURNE, Australia — Thousands of people gathered for a vigil on Monday at the Melbourne park where less than a week ago a young comedian was raped and murdered, a crime whose grisly details have gripped Australia and renewed a national conversation about violence against women. The vigil at Princes Park was one of several held across Australia to remember the aspiring comedian, Eurydice Dixon, 22. Her body was discovered Wednesday morning on a soccer field there, just hours after she left a bar where she had performed to walk home alone.

Should Female Doctors Hide their Title? Why #immodestwomen say No
The Guardian

June 18, 2018  | Read More »

Doctors on Twitter have been speaking out about the pressure they face to be coy about their academic status – and this has provoked yet more calls for them to be modest

Women's Careers: From Problematic to Futuristic
Forbes

June 18, 2018  | Read More »

Companies have grudgingly adjusted to the fact that women have babies – far fewer have adjusted to the fact that men have them too. Overwhelmingly, the language of work flexibility is still seen as the purview of women, and the fight for balance is largely led by women, like Anne-Marie Slaughter’s famous article on why women still can’t have it all (as though men can). These voices are still often dismissed by those who see themselves as really serious about work, career and performance, despite a decade worth of research correlating gender balance in leadership to better bottom line results. Executives have never worked so hard, nor put in so many hours. Extremism is the new badge of the serious. But most women can’t succeed in these conditions. And two new segments are refusing to – millennials and perennials. We are about to discover that women’s choices weren’t the problem, they were an educational introduction to the future.

Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy
CNN

June 18, 2018  | Read More »

Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out Sunday night about the separation of families on the US border, writing a harsh criticism of the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being enforced under the Trump administration. Bush, whose opinion piece ran in The Washington Post, decries the separation of children from parents entering the United States illegally as "cruel" and "immoral." It's a rare public admonishment of current administration policy from Bush, who has seldom weighed in on politics since her husband left office.


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Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

May 20, 2018 Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss women candidates taking over the primaries, how child care and paid family leave is funded, and the death penalty.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Julie Gunlock, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum; Atima Omara, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America

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Enough is Enough; Girl Cub Scouts; How Change Happens

April 27, 2018 Enough is Enough; Girl Cub Scouts; How Change Happens

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists Erin Matson, Patrice Lee Onwuka, Anushay Hossain, and Karin Lips discuss #EnoughIsEnough, Girl Cub Scouts, and Behind the Headlines: How Change Happens, a book by Leslie Crutchfield of Georgetown’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point;  Patrice (Lee) Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices; Karin Agness Lips, President, Network of Enlightened Women; Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction
 

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

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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