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The RNC: As the nation waits for the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's veep nod, the RNC ended this week. From speech forgery to fact checking, millions tuned in to hear the Trump family rally around the GOP nominee. Roger Ailes: Admd sexual harrasment allegations, the media mogul leaves Fox. Panel: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Rina Shah, Lara Brown, Sabrina Schaeffer
Nice Attacks & RNC: How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election. Masculinity & Election: Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? Jennifer Aniston: The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain, Julie Gunlock
Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments. Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. PANEL: Erin Matson, Patrice Lee, Kristin Tate, Avis Jones DeWeever, Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan
Trump vs Clintons: Donald Trump brings back old attacks against Hillary and Bill. Religious Schools: Colleges such as Baylor balance football, spirituality, and fighting rape. We Were Feminists Once: Andi Zeisler on the commercialization of feminism. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Dana White, Erin Matson, Julie Gunlock
Women Voters: Soccer moms, security moms, diverse women? Who will give Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton the advantage? Overtime: Why new rules may benefit women. Transgender Rights: More than just a bathroom debate. How perceptions of gender are changing. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sarah McBride, Ashe Schow, Jennifer Higgins
Women Voters: Soccer moms, security moms, diverse women? Who will give Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton the advantage? Overtime: Why new rules may benefit women. Transgender Rights: More than just a bathroom debate. How perceptions of gender are changing. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jennifer Higgins, Sarah McBride, Ashe Schow
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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 ...More »
"I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated- can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet." – Isabel Allende
by Cari Stein, TTC Executive Producer
Women working together accomplish great things. That truth is embodied in Women Moving Millions, a group of 265 philanthropists, ALMOST exclusively female but including some men too. Individually and collectively they are taking on some of the most difficult challenges facing women and girls internationally and the United States. Issues like child brides, refugees, education, pornography, sexual assault and harassment, gender equity just to name a few.
Women and Philanthropy was a topic, To the Contrary tackled 17 years ago (watch at 8:44) at a time when there was scant attention to a slowly emerging trend. We interviewed female donors and women who ran women’s funds, a relatively new phenomenon at the time. Our TTC survey found Americans didn’t know women controlled a slight bit more (51.3%) of the wealth in the country and they were starting to flex their philanthropic muscle.
What a difference 17 years can make. I recently secured a front row seat to a conference of visionary women committed to big, bold, impact driven giving to women and girls. It was the Women Moving Millions Summit in San Francisco. Journalists don’t normally get an invitation to the summit. Perhaps it’s due to cultural norms that make women uncomfortable with bragging or seeking accolades for their philanthropic work. The charitable work they do is not about having their names on buildings, although in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.” It just isn’t what these women seek to accomplish with their money. Or maybe they worry the publicity would result in a deluge of unsolicited asks. But in light of the great needs women and girls have today and a consciousness that stepping up and being visible about their gifts is inspiring to others, WMM opened its doors so I could get a peek into the world of Women Moving Millions.Read More »
By Sallie Bingham:
In the midst of the confusion and chaos of this presidential race (fortunately, it seems to be clearing), I’m comforted by my daily walk to the pond.
Pip always goes with me and waits patiently while I sit on the Poets’ Bench, halfway along the rough trail. The bench is a rough-hewn creation for two, although no one else has ever sat there with me. I keep a sun-worn red bag there, with a small collection of Emily Dickinson’s poems in it. I try every day to memorize a few more lines.Read More »