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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 2nd, 2011

In today’s rundown: A free financial education event that you can sign up for.  Plus, a look ahead at the 2012 elections and what they might mean for women nationwide.

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Miss Representation Screening This Week

By Mariah Craven on November 1st, 2011

miss representation posterI once got upset with a high school intern who made a disparaging remark about herself while we were taking a group photo.  But before I could get too high up on my horse, I realized that she was parroting me and other adults in the group.  I don’t know that any of us even meant what we were saying; it may be a cop out to suggest this, but I think that we were being classic examples of what happens when we’re taught to put ourselves down while at the same time aspiring to impossible standards of physical beauty.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 1st, 2011

In today’s rundown: Lawmakers take the food stamp challenge and discover it’s not easy to eat on $4.50/day.  Going undercover to learn more about rampant prostitution in D.C.  Plus, why some are arguing that four-year college isn’t for everyone.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on October 31st, 2011

In today’s rundown: Pushing for better public transportation as a civil right.  Plus, a new funding opportunity from The Women’s Foundation!

– Should reliable public transportation be viewed as a civil rights issue? asks TBD.com. Angela Glover Blackwell says yes, and suggests that “equity advocates must demand wiser investment of transportation dollars.”

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on October 28th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Public housing with an eco-friendly renovation.  Are too many children’s Halloween costumes sexist?  Plus, new data on pregnancy and single women.

– The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington is accepting letters of inquiry for the 2012 grants cycle.  The deadline is December 15th.  Go to www.towf.org for more details.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on October 25th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Pro bono legal advice in Prince George’s County.  A tale of two countries.  Honoring one of our region’s philanthropists.

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Still Plenty of Work To Do Despite Misleading Headlines

By Mariah Craven on October 21st, 2011

Today’s Washington Post features a somewhat misleading headline:  “Washington region has nation’s lowest poverty rate.” If you’re confused by that, there’s good reason.  Just one month ago, the media was reporting that Washington, DC has the third-highest poverty rate in the country at 19.9 percent – just behind Mississippi and Louisiana.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on October 13th, 2011

After a Leadership Luncheon-related hiatus, The Daily Rundown is back!  In today’s rundown: Free financial planning help this weekend.  Plus, sisters share their secrets of success.

– Metro Washington Financial Planning Day is this Saturday.  Get free financial planning help from experts at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3101 16th Street, NW.  For more details go to: www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/DC

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National Coming Out Day: The Beginning of a Journey

By Nicole Cozier on October 11th, 2011

We talk about “coming out” like it is a single act or event.  But coming out, and being out, is not a destination; it is a journey.  It is a series of moments, of choices, of tests and challenges about being true to oneself.  Coming out, and being out, is about owning your value, and owning the validity of your relationships and your family despite the people and systems that tell you that there is something wrong with you, that you are less than; or, that you are tolerated, but still don’t deserve the rights and privileges of everyone else.   It is about deciding how vulnerable you make yourself in routine discussions with a neighbor, the insurance company, or the hair dresser.  These are the little moments of revelation that most people take for granted, but they can have significant implications.

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Nicky Goren Named to 100 Most Powerful Women List

By Rachel Kronowitz on October 3rd, 2011

Nicky WashingtonianThere are many powerful women in our community – in fact, The Women’s Foundation’s recent report, 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area (Portrait Project 2010) shows that our region is home to a large number of highly educated, well-compensated women who are leaders in the community and who contribute to it in profound ways.  That’s why I was so proud to see The Women’s Foundation’s president, Nicky Goren, on Washingtonian’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

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