1 week ago
Environment and Climate Change

This is what we're talkin' about, ladies! #femalesarepower

LIVE NOW: Minister McKenna opening the Climate Leaders’ Summit. These global leaders have shaped ambitious climate policies, and are working hard to bring everyone – especially more women and girls into the conversation. Join in!

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2 weeks ago
A Surge of Women Candidates, but Crowded Primaries and Tough Races Await

Run, ladies, run!

More than half the female candidates for House and Senate seats are challenging incumbents, who historically always win. And many women running for open seats are in challenging districts.

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2 weeks ago
FEC allows candidate to use campaign funds for child care

"Our babysitter is just as important as my campaign manager or my finance director," Grechen Shirley told Newsweek last month. "She's just as integral, and she's paid as staff. I couldn't run my campaign without her."

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) ruled on Thursday to allow a female candidate running for Congress to use part of her campaign funds to cover child care costs.

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1 month ago
Empatico Connects Global Students To Build Empathy Between Kids

“If we are going to tackle the challenges that humanity is facing, whether that is climate change or dehumanization or totalitarianism or nuclear proliferation or resource scarcity, we need to recognize our shared responsibility,” says Lubetzky. That starts, he believes, with recognizing our shared humanity first.

The 2018 World Changing Ideas winner for general excellence is a platform–funded by the snackbar Kind’s charitable arm–to connect classrooms around the world, so they can learn together, and learn empathy for each other.

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1 month ago
How women can negotiate for more

Today is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work all of 2017 and until this day in 2018 to catch up with what men earned last year alone. Here are some tips on negotiating to help force the issue!

“As an individual woman, the onus isn’t on you to close the gender pay gap by asking for more. But the next time you do negotiate, we want to ensure you have the information you need to get the best results.”

Negotiating is critical for women, and we know it leads to better outcomes. We asked over 70,000 people what works—and what doesn’t. Here’s what we learned.

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1 month ago
More Women Than Ever Are Running for Congress in 2018

"As of Thursday, 309 women have filed papers to run for seats in the House, which, along with the rest of Congress, is predominately filled with men."

"Female candidates are also setting records in a number of other political realms. As the AP noted, 40 women are running for gubernatorial races around the country — up from a record 34 candidates in 1994."

Many were inspired to run in light of Trump's election

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1 month ago

This challenge started yesterday. Consider joining our team, CRP Chicago Chapter! Learn how to tweak your life and our world to save our planet and earn our team points for fun. 😃
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Join us for #DrawdownEcoChallenge April 4-25 and spend three weeks taking daily actions to form lifelong sustainable habits. We’re partnering with @projectdrawdown on this important challenge to reverse #globalwarming. We believe everyone can make a difference and together we can create positive change.
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Learn more and sign up today – http://drawdown.ecochallenge.org

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1 month ago
Executive Perspective: Business’s Greatest Untapped Resource: Women

"Women occupy just 15 percent of board seats worldwide. In the US, women account for just five percent of all CEOs among S&P 500 companies. In the UK the situation is worse: in 2016 there were more male CEOs named David (eight) than women CEOs (six) in the FTSE 100.

These figures make for uncomfortable reading for men and women alike, but we have two choices in the face of this harsh reality – we can either feel discouraged by the lack of progress and downbeat about the prospects for women in the workplace. Or, we can allow this data to fuel women’s rise to the top and help drive the change that is needed at the higher echelons of business."

Companies must affect positive change early on to continue to retain talented women and clear the path to leadership.

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1 month ago
BBC Radio Bristol

Don't like plastic in the supermarkets?
Why not bin the lot! ♻️🗑

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2 months ago
Want to Save the Planet? Empower Women – Nature Conservancy – Medium

YES. YES. YES. And here in the United States? Perhaps able women helping women struggling women — here and abroad, especially in developing countries.

by Erin Myers Madeira, Global Program Lead for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, The Nature Conservancy

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