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WHY WE NEED WOMEN TO LEAD US

Sojourners Last week, my family gathered to watch the Women’s World Cup Final between the United States and Netherlands. As we celebrated the 2-0 victory that unfolded, my 7-year-old said, “I want to be Megan Rapinoe when I grow up.” Then, while watching the cooking competition The Final Table, my youngest son saw Maori chef Monique Riko representing …

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The Supreme Court has said Gerrymandering Is Our Problem Not Theirs. So Now What???

Last week the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote decided that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering.  Gerrymandering is the way that political voting district are drawn to tilt the scales to one political party over another. This ruling gives the green light to legislatures all over this country, including here …

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Who Inspires Me

Recently, I attended a power networking social with some amazing women leaders. Represented in the room were lawyers, entrepreneurs, media professionals and corporate leaders. For the ice breaker/conversation starter, we were asked to name 3 women (living or deceased) that were role models to us and why. Of course, I have a long list of …

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For the First Time Ever, Majority of MIT Engineering Department Heads Are Women

Interesting Engineering The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the first time ever, has appointed five women as the heads of different sectors of its engineering department. There are eight heads of department in total, making the women the clear majority. Women in engineering are still the exception instead of the norm, which is part of what makes this news so exciting.  …

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