Women support the impeachment of Trump more than men do. Jane Fonda joins young activists to protest against climate change. CEOs held accountable for sexual misconduct, but women still failing to reach higher representation as CEOs in the S&P 500.Watch Video
A California woman is charged with murder after delivering a stillborn. Living together is more common and more accepted than ever, a new study finds. Linda Bray was the first American woman to lead troops into battle.Watch Video
Washington (CNN)The White House is holding a summit on child care and paid leave on Thursday, an issue first daughter and senior presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has carried the torch on since President Donald Trump took office. "We have come together today because we have a historic chance to pass paid family leave and childcare reform so that every American family has the freedom to embrace the dignity of work and the joy of raising a family," Ivanka Trump said during her opening remarks. "Our vision is to give each parent the resources and support they need to make the best choice for their families."
It’s a heartening sign of progress that, in a world where men continue to hold 95% of the top jobs at the biggest U.S. companies, there’s been a recent surge of money and attention going to startups founded and run by women. The past two years have seen an unprecedented number of unicorn valuations for companies with women in charge, with the upstarts Glossier and Rent the Runway nabbing big funding rounds in the same week this year. It stands to reason that there can’t be a more efficient way to target female customers—especially those who care about gender equality—than with companies run by women.
While less than 15 percent of nations are helmed by a woman, the top 4 spots on Forbes’ 2019 list of Most Powerful Women all went to female political leaders, highlighting the outsize influence they command on the world stage. Collectively, these women oversee $54 trillion in GDP and more than 3.5 billion people. At a time of heightened geopolitical instability around the world diminished faith in the European bloc, the female political leaders on this list are poised to clean up the fallout from Brexit and navigate an increasingly strained trans-Atlantic relationship as the US threatens trade war, disagrees on strategy around Iran, and intends to withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Women made up the majority of enrolled medical students in the United States for the first time, according to data for the 2019-2020 academic year.
By Noel Gasca
Women across the world today are calling on global leaders and governments to take a stance on ending violence against women. Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and it’s led to protests, speeches, and the publication of studies addressing the issue.
Here in the United States, politicians and the public are urging lawmakers to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, the oldest federal law tied to investigating and prosecuting violent crimes against women.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the difference in opinion between men and women on Trump’s impeachment inquiry, Jane Fonda’s fight for environmental justice and the #MeToo movement’s impact within corporations.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Megan Beyer, Women for Biden; Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voice; Sabrina Schaeffer, Senior Director, White House Writers Group
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