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Weekly News Wrap Up – July 30, 2010

FEATURED STORY: Is being confirmed to the Supreme Court harder if you are a woman?

Senator Patrick Leahy (D – Vermont) has recently made comments comparing the confirmation process of the two recent females nominated to the Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor , Elena Kagan) and that of the males nominated during the Bush presidency.  These comparisons are leading many to question if the differences, mostly in the time and intensity invested in the process, are the result of the candidates’ sexes. Read Article Here

Read More about Women’s Rights around the World, the Economy, The Supreme Court & How Women are Challenging Tradition…


Category : News | Blog

Our very own Woodhull faculty and board member Jacquette Timmons is quoted in the following article on “Financial Infidelity” between partners.

“It’s no secret that money is something of a taboo topic in many social settings. But in a recent survey, American Express found this to be true even between partners. Of the 2,000 individuals surveyed, 91% said they avoid money talks with their spouse or significant other.”

Check out the full article here by Susan Johnston on MintLife, a blog about Personal Finance, news and life!

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Living | Blog

Pipeline is an exciting new startup whose mission is to ensure that every woman achieves her potential as an innovator. They produce a Woman Innovator series, a media campaign to increases the visibility of fascinating women innovators. Check it out!

Pipeline’s Blog

Pipeline on the red carpet at the GIRLS WHO ROCK benefit concert from Pipeline on Vimeo.

Category : Media | Women | Blog

by Lisa Hix, Woodhull Alumna
(Originally posted to Collectors Weekly on July 22nd, 2010)

Behold the power of the stiletto heel. Despite all the advances women have made, it’s one fetish we can’t seem to escape, a paradox epitomized by “Sex and the City.” The characters embodied a late-’90s vision of independent women, enjoying the spoils of feminism: They had the financial power to support themselves, and the personal freedom to sleep around. Yet, they turned into swooning schoolgirls at the sight of a pair of Manolo Blahniks.

Collectors Weekly recently interviewed Elizabeth Semmelhack, a curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. In our Q&A, Semmelhack details the fascinating history of heels, how initially high-heeled shoes helped keep women, who were seen as irrational and frivolous, powerless—and then how the stiletto endowed women with another kind of power, explosive sex appeal.


Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Culture | Women | Blog

Weekly News Wrap Up — July 23, 2010


FEATURED STORY: “The End of Men”?

Writer Hanna Rosin argues in The Atlantic, that the ‘age of men’ is coming to an end, that it is no longer more desirable to have male children or even to be a man.  It seems, from her analysis, that it is more pragmatic to be a woman in today’s economy and in the future of the global community.  Although there continue to be alarming gaps and favoritism for the male sex, itcan be argued that society is changing, being a woman is a powerful. Rosin’s article is at the very least, incredibly thought provoking.  Read Article Here
In a critique of Rosin’s article, an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times agrees that there is a definite change in the role of women and composition of the American economy and society.  However, the article asks us to not to see this change as the ‘end of men,’ but as the beginning of a time where there is true equality between the sexes.  Read Article Here
Read more on Women & Racism, the Economy, the Military, the Supreme Court & Global Women’s Rights…
Category : News | Blog

by Tara Sophia Mohr, Woodhull Alumna

Originally posted to The Huffington Post on July 21, 2010

I coach brilliant women, lots of them. Dedicated, talented, brilliant women.

Most of the time, they don’t know their brilliance. They are certain they “aren’t ready” to take on that next bigger role. They are more attuned to the ways they aren’t qualified than to the ways that they are. They are waiting for someone to validate or discover them. Sound familiar?

It’s a huge loss. Collectively, we miss out on the contributions of thousands of capable leaders. Brilliant women themselves miss out on the fulfillment that comes from using their abilities fully.

Let’s set ourselves on a different path, with these 10 rules for brilliant women:


Category : Careers | Community Member Projects and Updates | Living | Women | Blog

(Originally posted to the 92Y blog on 7/20/2010. )

During a Daytime Lecture at 92YTribeca last month, an A-list panel of some of the most influential writers of our time (Erica Jong, Ntozake Shange, Tina Howe, Carolyn See and Abigail Thomas with Emily Upham and Linda Gravenson as moderators) presented a candid and deeply personal view of what it means to grow older as a woman in our world.

View a full photo set from the evening on 92Y Tribeca’s Flickr and  watch the video clip below featuring the panel share their insights on life, love, loss, and the wisdom and opportunities of age.

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Education | Media | News | Blog

These days, there are so many voices in the media talking about money – from Wall Street traders to small business owners to disaster survivors.  But where – and how — do the worlds of wealth and poverty collide?  Join us for an evening dedicated to breaking down these complicated issues and exploring the relationship between them.  With a multimedia presentation, a local expert on poverty and wealth inequality, and an opportunity to tap into the knowledge and perspectives in our own midst, you will leave this interactive evening with new information, new questions and likely new friends.  Let’s Listen — Learn – and Talk About Money!

Date: Thursday, July 29th

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, 5th Floor

Address: 7 East 10th Street (map)

To register: Visit http://planetmoney.eventbrite.com.

This event is brought to you by the Pursue City Team. For more information, contact newyorkcityteam@gmail.com.

Pursue sparks and sustains social change by channeling the unlimited passion and potential of Jewish change-makers in their 20s and 30s into action for a more just world.

Category : Careers | Community Member Projects and Updates | Education | Events | News | Blog

Weekly News Wrap Up – July 16, 1010

FEATURED STORY: On Thursday, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage!


This achievement was made additionally significant when the strong presence of the Catholic Church in Latin American countries is taken into account.  Read Article Here and Watch Video

How long until other Latin American countries and the United States can follow in their footsteps?

Read more about the Supreme Court, Reproductive Autonomy, Women in today’s Economy and Business, Women’s Rights around the world & Religion…


Category : Living | News | Blog

Hi All!

We thought this event may be of interest to the Woodhull Community!

NOW-NYC presents:

Glass Shattered: Breaking Through to Your Potential

Wednesday, July 28 at 6:00 PM

Three top black women executives tell-all on making it to the top and what you can learn from their experiences to get ahead in your own career. Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, Elaine Meryl Brown, motivational speaker and career coach Marsha Haygood, and Deputy General Counsel of Time Inc., Rhonda Joy McClean, authors of the New York Times best seller Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women, share their indispensable advice for women on all rungs of the ladder.

As dynamic and successful high-powered black female executives who have been there and done that, Elaine, Marsha and Rhonda offer straightforward and prescriptive advice and want to help you tap into your leadership potential. Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made. They will show you how to make it to the top, one rung at a time.

Pre-event networking mixer with wine and cheese at 6:00pm | Event starts at 6:30 pm

RSVP: 212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org
Event Location: 150 W. 28th Street, Suite 304 @7th Avenue, NYC
Subway: 1, R, W, 6 to 28th Street

Category : Careers | Events | News | Blog
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