Annette Aguilera-Gonzalez ’18 – Women in Leadership Participant The gender pay gap has lifelong financial effects. A study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) found that the pay gap “contributes directly to women’s poverty. In 2015, 14 percent of American women ages 18–64 were living below the federal poverty level, compared with […]
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Mary Westermann ’18 – Women in Leadership The American Association of University Women (AAUW) released a report earlier this year titled “Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership.” In the introduction, it says “time will not solve the gender leadership gap; action will.” The report highlights statistics in different industries, which show the small proportion […]
Weiting Li ’16 – Women in Leadership Though the women’s rights movement is rising, the word “feminism” has remained controversial and often been avoided. People usually will feel uncomfortable when called feminists, because it relates to the image of alienation, separation, or even men-hatred. Emma Watson reports that she was encouraged not to use the […]
Sarah Linton ’19 – Women in Leadership When Donald Trump declared his presidential candidacy in June 2015, mainstream media and political analysts alike failed to anticipate his success. As the possibility of Trump winning the Republican primary moves from laughable to probable and Republican voters have expressed a desire for the party to unite […]
Maranda Moyer ’19 – Women in Leadership Participant Take a moment and pause. Picture in your head a lawyer speaking in front of a court room. What did you see? Do you see a judge, a legal pad, a freshly ironed suit, and a strong confident lawyer? Now focus in on the lawyer, is […]
Can Isis’ Acts Be Labeled as Genocide?
Brooke Matthews ‘19 – Women in Leadership Participant -The Meaning of This Designation and How It Could Affect the Presidential Election- Recently, the Obama Administration has been challenged by lawmakers and religious activists to label the attacks carried out by ISIS in Iraq and Syria as genocide. Genocide is defined as the systematic and deliberate […]
Abby Tootell ’17 – Women in Leadership In a country that promotes such high standards of living for its citizens, our prison system has proven itself to be counteractive to American culture. Prisons are designed to house convicted criminals in order to protect society from the potential threat of the inmates as well as give […]
Women in STEM
Katherine Morfill ’18 – Women in Leadership On March 23, 2015, a Google Doodle featured the 113th birthday of Emmy Noether, one of the most influential mathematicians of the past century. Born in Germany, Noether was discouraged from receiving a college-level education and from teaching at various universities. Noether overcame the obstacles associated with being […]
Who is feeling the Wage Gap?
Haya Mohanna ’17 – Women In Leadership program Fighting for women’s rights and equality has been an ongoing matter for decades. However, no one can deny that we have come a long way in promoting and implementing gender equality. For some such as Victoria Fox, CEO of LIDA and a writer for the Huffington Post, gender […]
The Confidence Gap
Hannah Barnett ‘16 Women In Leadership A recent book emerged by Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC News, and Katty Kay, the anchor for BBC World America, that brings into consideration a new divide amongst men and women besides that of wage. The book, The Confidence Code: The Science And Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should […]