Sen. Barbara  Boxer (D-CA) Angela McGlowan Crystal Wright
Sarah Palin Melinda Gates Siobhan ''Sam'' Bennett
Bev Perdue Gro Harlem Brundtland Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK)
Christine Kim Carole Simpson Melanne Verveer
Janet Jagan Jill Filipovic Karin  Agness
Eleanor  Smeal Jennifer  Marshall Hillary Clinton
Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Anneke Greene
Jennifer Granholm Patricia Sosa Marlene Trestman


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Woman Thought Leader: Ingrid Newkirk

February 28, 2020 | Listen »

Host Bonnie Erbe interviews President and Co-Founder of Peter, Ingrid Newkirk.


Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains - Cassie Chambers

February 11, 2020 | Listen »

We interview Cassie Chambers, the vice chair for the Democratic Party of Kentucky, on what the party can do to appeal to working class white women. She has written a new book on this topic, "Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains." She is also a candidate for Louisville's Metro Council.


Next GenHERation - Abortion Debate

January 28, 2020 | Listen »

Next GenHERation follows the future generation of female leaders at the start of their journey towards excellence. In this episode, we speak to anti-abortion and abortion rights activists and examine the current state of reproductive rights in America. Thank you for listening to Next GenHERation.

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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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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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