Tag: Women

Most Diverse Congress Sworn In

The newly sworn-in 113th Congress marks a historic milestoneit’s the most diverse in history. A record number of Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women now hold seats among the 535 Senate and House of Representatives members. And the diversity goes beyond race/ethnicity and gender. Congress is: 8 percent Black: a total…

Obama Signs New Military Sexual Violence Provisions Into Law

After much anticipation across the nation,President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) into law. In the end, it included 19 amendments to significantly reform Department of Defense sexual assault and sexual harassment policies. This landmark bill has thelargest number of sexual violence provisions ever signed into law, and…

Getting on Board: Women Join Boards at Higher Rates, But Progress Comes Slowly

The stakes are high for today’s public company boards. In an increasingly challenging regulatory landscape, they are being called upon to provide forward-looking strategic counsel and rigorous oversight, while facing greater public scrutiny from a variety of stakeholders and grappling with a volatile economic climate. A “check-the-box” compliance approach from…

'God Intended' Pregnancy After Rape, Says Romney's Candidate

One day after a television ad featuring GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s endorsement of him began to air, Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock publicly said that when a woman becomes pregnant after a rape, “that’s something God intended.” This puts Romney in a now-familiar bindneeding to do damage control…

Why Obama & Romney Aren't Connecting With Women

Women’s votes could swing the presidential election, yet both President Obama and Gov. Romney don’t get the benefits of feminineand inclusiveleadership styles. By Barbara Frankel With all the talk about women being the key factor in determining the presidential election, I am flabbergasted that both candidates went for the ultimate…

Taliban-Fighting Girl's Life on the Line

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai will undergo emergency medical care from a team of specialized doctors in a Birmingham, England, hospital. The 14-year-old female-education activist was gunned down by the Taliban as she walked home from class, targeted for her high-profile efforts promoting the need for women’s equality in Pakistani society….

Augusta National Found Only 2 Qualified Women Out of 3.3 Billion on the Planet

Photo credit: Northfoto/Shutterstock.com Augusta National Golf Club announced former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore as its first female members this week. But many media reports and social-media comments question the sincerity and timing of the club’s decision to end its 80-year-old men-only policy. Some Twitter…