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Prepping Women for the White House
Nearly 100 years after universal suffrage, U.S. women have yet to hold the highest office in the land. Currently, they make up 18 percent of governors, 16 percent of senators and 16 percent of representatives...
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LIVE! from South Africa: Blog Entry 2
For two weeks in November 2008, Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya blogged from Cape Town, South Africa, where she met with hundreds of women artists, activists and advocates from all over the world...
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Si Se Puede: We Can Do It!
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Dolores Huerta sat down with the I.M.O.W. team to discuss how women's leadership is needed at every level--from individual households and workplaces to trade unions and national government--to steer a new direction for the economy. Huerta co-founded the U.S.-based United Farm Workers union with César Chávez and is currently the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which specializes in community organizing...
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Gender Budgeting and the U.S.
World Pulse asked Jane Midgley, leading economist and gender budgeting expert, to look at the 2010 U.S. budget and rewrite it by making it reflect more people-centered and women-honoring expenditures. What did she end up doing? She drastically cut the military budget and increased significantly budgets allocated for housing, education, and environment...
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Women of Wall Street
"Women of Wall Street," a groundbreaking exhibit by Museum of American Finance, showcases notable women in the world of finance, both historically and in modern times. Victoria Woodhull, a shrewd businesswoman and the first woman to run for president of the United States, and Muriel Siebert, the first woman to purchase a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, are just two of the businesswomen featured...
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Hope in Homeownership
Despite the recent impact of devastating predatory lending practices in the United States, women are taking more control over their financial well-being in this economic crisis. The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) is a non-profit organization in San Francisco that promotes economic justice and asset development for Latino Families by providing homeownership and foreclosure counseling...
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