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Women & Being Like Gwen

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by Amy Walter When I was invited me to speak at the Pathways to Public Service event, I assumed that I’d be discussing the recent election: What it meant to have the first female nominee – and maybe even the first female president. It was going to be a reflection on what it meant for the legions of women who…

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Women & Climate Change

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by Jess McDonald The tension in the air was palpable. The seats in front of me quickly filled up as the clock ticked down. The carefully placed aisles running through the plenary hall were full of delegates running to their seats. A few minutes later, the president of the United Nations climate conference addressed the crowd, held a green gavel…

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Women & Refugees

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by Ryan Corbett I sat in a hot basement room of an old church in Cairo in the middle of August last year. I was working for a refugee legal aid organization during the summer after my first year in law school. A woman from South Sudan sat across from me bouncing a tiny baby on her knee to keep…

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Women & the Internet

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by Mary Ellen Dingley The very first thing I did on the internet was go on Ask Jeeves and search the Loch Ness Monster. (I know, I’m a nerd.) I was maybe 11 years old and I was fascinated by the reams of information I had at my fingertips. I’ve loved the internet ever since. I use the internet to find…

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Women & Sports

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by Ashlee Peña It’s the bottom of the 7th in the championship game, the crowd is roaring, your team is up by one run, there are two outs, and a runner is on second base. Can you picture it? Can you feel yourself in the moment? I can. Crack! The ball is hit to you. What do you do? I…

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Women & Supporting Other Women

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By Jennifer Guzman When I was in second grade, I came home from school to see a neatly wrapped present sitting on our kitchen table. My mom told me she had a present for me but that I couldn’t open it until my dad got home from work. Hours passed and my dad finally got home but made me wait…

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Women & Networking

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by Maggie Moore There’s a cliché that states “it’s all about who you know” and that couldn’t be truer in a city like Washington, DC. When looking for an internship or a job, it’s essential that you have a network to support your search. According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics 70 percent of all jobs hire employees through…

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Women & Fathers

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by Charlie Cook and Billy Moore When Gloria Steinem started Take Your Daughters to Work Day back in 1993, our daughters were seven and we really didn’t know what to do with taking our daughters to work.  We each worked in (Billy) and around (Charlie) Congress, and we wanted to show our girls the good side of working in politics….

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Women & Speaking Up

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by Courtney Cronin As “Jeopardy!” contestant Laura Ashby answered clue after clue correctly, her responses were marked by a very noticeable vocal quirk: a rise in inflection at the end of her sentences, making declarative statements sound like questions. Her nearly $40,000 run brought this vocal inflection, known as “upspeak,” to the social media spotlight and helped revive a sociological…

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Women & Friendship

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by Bev Lindsey B.A. Rudolph was my friend — a unique and complex personality with an out-sized heart. She was kind, generous, and loving with an evolved intellect and curiosity, sophisticated though she sometimes tried to disguise it; she always asked questions, pushed buttons, challenged every rule. If she cared about someone or something, she cared deeply and wholeheartedly; if she…

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