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Taking a Look at Women’s Parity

Taking a Look at Women’s Parity

Women are 51 percent of the population, yet we are still less than one-quarter of our country’s leaders. Ms. Magazine has done a compilation of fascinating articles that details the quest to increase the number of women in leadership positions …
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The Economic Impact of “Lookism”: The Hidden Tax You Pay

The Economic Impact of “Lookism”: The Hidden Tax You Pay

Women being judged for their appearance is nothing new. It’s something we think about every morning when we get ready.Will this skirt lead to street harassment? Will this eyeshadow make me look unprofessional? Will wearing heels make shorter men feel uncomfortable? Yet, it’s …
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What Does a Leader Look Like?

What Does a Leader Look Like?

Organizational psychologists will point to well-known workshop exercises where executives are asked to draw a picture of an effective leader. In terms of gender, the results are nearly always the same. Both men and women almost always draw men. This …
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And the Numbers Are…

And the Numbers Are…

After a four-month delay caused by the pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau last week released detailed 2020 population data for all 50 states and certain U.S. territories. These numbers are crucially important. They will be used to decide how federal funds …
Many Voices, Same Story

Many Voices, Same Story

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, our first Conversation about Race and Gender event felt somber. As this gathering of women began, we were reminded of the threats that many experience each day. Led by Dr. Valinda Littlefield and …
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If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

When I launched my campaign, I told people my reason was simple: I love my city, and I want it to be the best it can be. When I looked around and saw where our city had been, where it …
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How women in the Southern Baptist Convention have fought for decades to be ordained | Opinion

How women in the Southern Baptist Convention have fought for decades to be ordained | Opinion

When leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention meet during their annual gathering in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 2021, the issue of three women being ordained to ministry will likely be an intense topic of conversation. Convention leaders had decried the …
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The Female CEOs on the Fortune 500 Just Broke Three All-time Records

The Female CEOs on the Fortune 500 Just Broke Three All-time Records

Good news/bad news. It’s a big morning for all of us at Fortune—today we launch our annual list of America’s largest companies: the Fortune 500. It’s something of a Broadsheet tradition to check in on the number of companies in …
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Why is White the Default?

Why is White the Default?

Source: Anizia Fulmore, Intern, SC Women in LeadershipI never heard the term “people of color” until my freshman year of college. It was not a term I used to describe myself as a Black and Dominican young girl growing up …
Happy Birthday to S.C. Women in Leadership

Happy Birthday to S.C. Women in Leadership

Source: Columbia StarLast week I went to a birthday party.It was a glorious spring day at Boyd Plaza in downtown Columbia, where South Carolina Women in Leadership (SC WIL) was celebrating its second birthday.Two years earlier, a diverse group of …
Column: Women in leadership need to hold the door for each other

Column: Women in leadership need to hold the door for each other

Source: The Daily GamecockFor women, walking into a room is not always easy. As we carry their personal stories with us, it is our responsibility to pass their teachings on to increase female leadership roles.When I was in 4th grade, …
Commentary: How S.C. lawmakers are helping the campaign to cripple our nation

Commentary: How S.C. lawmakers are helping the campaign to cripple our nation

On Thursday, I sat in a hearing room on the S.C. Statehouse grounds and listened while our nation was attacked at its roots. Our federal government was described as tyrannical. A plan to gut the government by rewriting much of …
The Importance of Honoring Black History Now & Year-Round

The Importance of Honoring Black History Now & Year-Round

Black History Month is important, worth celebration, and simply put – much too short. What began as a week in 1926, grew into a month fifty years later, and it would be in everyone’s best interest to see the celebration …
From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

As President-elect Biden prepares to tackle global challenges, there is a concrete way to increase the odds of success: involve more women in high-level decision-making. This applies not only to the next President’s team but also to the conflicts they …
Republican women in the House could change everything

Republican women in the House could change everything

On January 3, when members of the 117th Congress raise their hands and swear their oaths, a significant shift will take place. The number of Republican women in the House will more than double from 13 to at least 28 …
2020 Gift Guide

2020 Gift Guide

As the holidays draw near, many of us are working on our gift lists. Looking for gift ideas for the leading women in your life? We have you all set with plenty of great ideas! We have had a number …
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Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out” Of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out” Of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Last year, I pitched a panel to a conference on women and podcasting about the realities of working motherhood in America and the need to find more nuanced and thoughtful ways to cover it. I submitted the proposal while I …
“I Believe Anita Hill!” goes virtual in 2020

“I Believe Anita Hill!” goes virtual in 2020

Since 1991, thousands of women (and supportive men) from all over South Carolina have attended the now iconic “I Believe Anita Hill!” annual celebration in Columbia.It’s fun, it’s important, it’s a great networking opportunity, and it’s the longest-running event in …
Women's Suffrage: The Next 100 Years

Women’s Suffrage: The Next 100 Years

Although the 19th amendment was ratified 100 years ago, it was only the first step in ensuring women’s right to vote. A century later, SCETV hosted a discussion with South Carolina women about the past, present, and future of women’s suffrage.While the …
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Mickey Mantle and Me: Why did they only ask me the question?

Mickey Mantle and Me: Why did they only ask me the question?

When I was a kid in the late 1950s, the exhortation to “Play Ball!” which heralded the start of Major League Baseball each spring put me in a state of high excitement.I loved watching my Detroit Tigers take the field …
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