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Posts Tagged ‘women running for office’

Happy Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

6stepsgenderparityvalentineshowValentine’s Day: admittedly, never my favorite holiday. How mass beheadings led to a day full of hearts, flowers and chocolate is beyond me.

Maybe love really is a battlefield.

Anyway, my valentine to the universe this year is a little different. It’s in podcast form, sparked by a post I wrote over at LinkedIn a few weeks ago during the women’s march.

I can’t think of a better gift to get all of us this year: a little more peace and equity.  A little less bloodshed & battlefields.

Have a great holiday!

6 Minutes

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

I know what you’re thinking, my fab 13:

Where have you been?

Well, I now LITERALLY have 6 minutes remaining to tell you – I’ve been at the Women’s Campaign School at Yale all week!  They LITERALLY have us in class from 8 in the morning until 6 ish at night – and after that we have homework.  (They’re tougher than me as a prof!)

But – I PROMISE that once this amazing experience is over, I will be back to share some of the hi-lights I learned with you, along with a big push for YOU if your she-fabulous and reading this and pondering office one day, to go for it yourself and apply!  It really is an awesome program, and while I’m exhausted, I’ve literally been drinking from a firehose of knowledge this week that they never, ever taught me in school the 4 times I went!

I’m down to 3 minutes.  I’m off to try and help my team build a campaign plan, which is kind of like a business plan, with a much bigger budget and a LOT of work.  Here’s hoping our presentation goes swimmingly well tomorrow – and I promise – hold tight, I’ll be back soon!

The Iron Lady

Monday, April 8th, 2013

So many people today are mourning the loss of the great Margaret Thatcher.  I was really bummed to hear the news.  I’m hoping she’s off to a better place, where her iron awesomeness is even more greatly appreciated than it was here.

I really dislike the ‘glass ceiling’ cliche, but if any woman ever really broke through it–it definitely was Ms. Thatcher.  For all women kind–those who have dared to run for office, and those merely inspired by her, she really did forge through an uncharted path for women in politics.

As for me, I’m channeling my feeling of loss into an important step–to learn more about running for office as a woman myself.  I won’t say much more about it just yet, as I don’t want to jinx it, but suffice it to say that I’m trying to channel the energy in a positive way, in order to understand what I don’t know about running for office (and I don’t know a lot about this arena).  But, I’m willing to learn.

Thank you, Ms. Thatcher.  You will be missed.