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Ignore the Mania and Run for School Board Anyway

School boards are more important now than ever.  Wait…what? If you follow the news, it may seem that the fate our country rests in the hands of a few underpaid and underappreciated…

Ask a Woman to Run

One of my granddaughters is a topnotch volleyball and basketball player at her middle school. Her younger sister is a crackerjack softball player and also a superlative gymnast. Does this mean these girls might be more…

A conservative’s view…

As the former First Lady Michelle Obama shared an intimate conversation with the members of Chief, her message of authenticity resonated with me – loudly. As a…

Play Ball!

When I was a kid growing up in suburban Detroit, I loved to watch my Detroit Tigers play baseball.  I couldn’t wait to tune in their games on television or listen to them on the radio. My father,…

Women’s Voices in the New Year

Traditionally, the new year is viewed as a time of rebirth.  We’ve taken stock of our losses and are ready to begin our lives anew – with vim, vigor, and vitality.  And hope.

2021: A Mixed Bag for Women

The year 2021 was a mixed bag for women, with momentous gains notched alongside disheartening losses.   On the plus side, we saw the first woman – who is also the first woman of color – sworn…

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Only woman in the room

Sitting at a long boardroom table at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, flanked by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, Dr. Kathleen Hicks—the first female deputy secretary of the Department of Defense and the highest-ranking woman…

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Thanks to Our Mentors

The poet Maya Angelou mentored Oprah.  At her Chicago law firm, Michelle Robinson mentored the young Barack Obama, who later married her.  In Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn mentored Elizabeth Taylor. I don’t remember ever hearing the word…

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Women Need to Show Up at the Polls

Presidential elections held every four years are exciting.  The campaigns are undoubtedly too long and too expensive, but they provide feverish debates and clever ads to watch, patriotic yard signs to view, political arguments to craft,…

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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…