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Getting the Edge

October 29, 2013 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the EDGE luncheon

Iceland continues to  rank first for women’s equality according to a  World Economic Forum survey of  136 countries..  The United States ranked 23rd, down one slot from last year.   The WEF metrics help countries know where they stand towards closing the gender gap.  

Gender equality is also a significant goal for corporations because its not only the right thing to do, it’s good for the bottom line. But how can companies measure progress?  A Swiss Foundation says it has a method that enables large businesses to gauge advancement regarding gender equality.  The EDGE Certified Foundation just announced the first companies to be certified to the EDGE Global Standard for workplace equality.  

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UN Women Ad Campaign

October 27, 2013 Bonnie Erbe'


If you haven’t seen the series of powerful ads created this week by UN Women, you should take a look. ( The gender equality arm of the United Nations commissioned ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Dubai to produce the campaign. It’s executives typed in provocative phrases such as “women cannot”, “women should,” “women need to,” and “women cannot” and used Google’s autocomplete function to see what followed. Google was used (as opposed to Chrome or DuckDuckGo or others) because it is the world’s most popular search engine.

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TTC on Fetus vs. Woman, the UN Women Ad Campaign, and Gov. Mary Fallin

October 25, 2013

This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss the first-of-its-kind case on Alicia Beltran against Wisconsin's Fetal Protection Law; how Google autocomplete suggests more prejudice against women, and the new NGA Chair Gov. Mary Fallin and her Educational Initiative.

On the panel this week: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Spike the Watercooler Founder Marjorie Clifton, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

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TTC Panelists Discuss Female Senators & the Shutdown, The "Yellen Effect", and "Unflinching Courage"

October 18, 2013

This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss how female senators took the lead in ending the shutdown; how Janet Yellen could be a role model for young female economists, and former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas's new book, Unflinching Courage.

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Bonnie Erbé on the “Yellen Effect”

October 16, 2013
By Bonnie Erbé
Finally President Obama clumsily backed into the right choice to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chair.  And not for the right reason, either: that Janet Yellen was and has been all along the best choice for the job. But he only caved after his first choice, Larry Summers, flamed out.
She had the better credentials. She is already Vice Chair of the Fed, for one thing. She predicted the financial collapse that created the Great Recession. She tends to view economic downturns in very human terms and she received high praise and support from most Senate Democrats, 20 of whom took the unusual step of sending a letter to the President imploring him to nominate her, when it was clear he was heading towards nominating Summers.
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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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