You’ve likely heard that women are running for office at a rate never seen before in our country. Both Democratic and Republican women are signing up to fight for their local and state seats and there are organizations to train and support female candidates to help them win. Two such organizations are EMILY’s List, which recruits and trains female Democratic candidates, and Maggie’s List, which promotes … Continue reading More women than ever will be on 2018 ballots.
Risk-taking and learning from failure are important life lessons…but how can we encourage our daughters/sisters/granddaughters/nieces to experiment with risk and failure in positive ways? Here are two TED talks about doing just that: To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure “Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up — and grow up to be brave women. Learn how … Continue reading Start Raising Braver Girls by Encouraging Productive Risk Taking
Most everyone agrees that 2017 marked a new high point (or low point) of division between Americans. We’ve all heard the phrase “We’ve never been more divided” repeated on TV, radio and even among our friends and online social circles. While it may be true that the divisions around racism, religion, immigration and political figures are more obvious than ever, I also saw something else … Continue reading For Women, 2017 was a Year of Change
Let’s talk about YouTube. Often hilarious, sometimes sad, but always entertaining. Let me put an idea out there: YouTube is one of the best places on the Internet for the empowerment of women and girls. Sure, there are tons of awesome beauty vloggers (and don’t worry, they’re included in this post), but there are also millions of women sharing their stories and their knowledge with the … Continue reading 2017’s Most Empowering YouTubers