Posted by Jess Downey | Jan 9, 2020
Posted by Jess Downey | Oct 28, 2019
What We Love
Even though you know the outcome—that women across the globe came forward to publicly accusde Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault—reading She Said will have you holding your breath. The book chronicles the efforts of The New York Times reporters to convince victims to come forward and beat the clock before Weinstein’s team could squash the report, an event that kicked off the #metoo movement in earnest.
Meg Wolizer has been a literary force for decades. Her recently acclaimed novel, The Wife, was turned into a movie, for which Glenn Close is winning awards. The descriptiveness in her writing is second only to her beguiling characters who stick to the ribs and stay with you long after the final chapter. Her latest book, The Female Persuasion, follows Greer Kadetsky (although she adeptly switches voice to other characters, Faulkner style) as she wades into the Feminist Movement. As it evolves, so too does the heroine, who discovers her own (outside) voice.
In a watershed moment for women in sports, the World Surf League announced equal pay for women in their sport.“Bravo to the WSL for their commitment to equal pay,” says Bianca Valenti, a San Francisco–based pro surfer who won Latin America’s first big-wave surf competition this summer. By conquering a 20-foot wave and winning the competition, she took away $1,750—a quarter of the $7,000 men’s prize. “Maybe we’ll find we have created equity not just in surfing, but for all sports.”
Real Woman Happenings
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Women have long been chided for being too sensitive, chatty, and emotional, especially in the workforce. Now, more of us are realizing these traits can make us more effective employees and leaders—as well as better friends, lovers, and parents. The key? Learning how to effectively channel our feminine side. Here’s how we do it.Read More
Ronica Cleary spent almost 1½ years as a White House correspondent, a job she found both exhilarating and challenging. With that part of her career behind her, she’s embarking on a new journey and hoping society can be a little more open about what women need to manage career and life.Read More
Karen Monroy’s mission to offer meaningful employment and real-life skills to differently abled individuals evolved into a groundbreaking collaboration between her nonprofit Ability 2 Work and her Flemington restaurant Grateful Bites.Read More