January 6th, 2019

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

– Lupita Nyong’o

Women Who… SUE FOR JUSTICE

The lawsuit filed by three former employees states prosecutor violated law by creating a culture in his office that favored men over women, ignored reports of harassment and discrimination, and permitted “retaliation against anyone who dared question this culture or other questionable conduct within the office.”

(Women plan to sue Atlantic Co. prosecutor for gender discrimination, sexual harassmentNJ.com)

Women Who… ORGANIZE

“Weeks after Women’s March Chicago announced there would be no march in the city this month, a young activist is organizing a rally in the Loop in support of the national movement. Jazmine-Marie Cruz, 19, is a freshman at Roosevelt University and is leading efforts to organize the gathering.”

(Chicago student organizing local Women’s March rally: ‘We are ready to fight for humanity’, Chicago Tribune)

Women Who… PROTEST

“The demonstration was planned to create awareness of gender equality — and to protest a religious ban that prevented women of menstruating age from entering one of the country’s sacred Hindu temples even after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of their entry on Sept. 28 last year.”

(Millions Of Women In India Join Hands To Form A 385-Mile Wall Of Protest, NPR) 

Women Who… TAKE CONTROL

“The Seikatsu Club is a huge food cooperative founded by a group of women in Japan which has exacting standards on everything from radioactivity levels to the number of additives in food. These standards are set by the women who join this club.”

(After A Run Of Tainted Food Scandals, Women In Japan Took Control Of The System, HuffPost)

Women Who… WIN IN BUSINESS

“In 2018, women busted through glass ceilings at Fortune 500 companies and won groundbreaking elections in record numbers. They made big strides in representation on the national stage and saw their workplace abusers held accountable. There’s so much to celebrate.”

(The biggest business wins for women in 2018, bizwomen)

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