Author Archives: Irene Renteria

Historic Year for Women in Politics

This year has been a historic year for women. Women broke rules toppled male incumbents in primary elections, and ran for State and National office in historic numbers. Maya Angelou’s quote “Each time a woman stands up for herself…she stands up for all women” could easily be the theme for 2018. Women did indeed step […]

The World Surf League Will Award the Same Prizes to Women and Men

Lakey Peterson

U.S. surfer Lakey Peterson is carried up the beach after claiming victory in a World Surf League event in Australia in March. The league says it will start paying the same prize money to men and women. Jason Childs/Getty Images hide caption   In 2019, all male and female athletes will receive equal prize money […]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Released Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Sexual Harassment Data

The EEOC is the federal government body that was established to enforce violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Commission took actions this year to enforce the law, educate and train both workers and employers, and to share its expertise on new solutions to reduce harassing conduct in the workplace.  […]

Senate Bill 1300 #SB1300 Unlawful Employment Practices: Discrimination and Harassment.

September 7, 2018, #SB1300 (Senate Bill 1300) was amended by the CA Assembly and enrolled in California by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). It was one of six bills inspired by the #metoo movement. Update: September 30, 2018, SB-1300 was signed into law by Governor Brown and will take effect on January 1, […]

September was a busy month for Women’s Workforce Federation (WOWFED).

On September 14, 2018, WOWFED teamed up with She Stories and Her Space to listen to the stories of women who had successfully negotiated for higher pay or better working conditions.  The She Stories event encouraging women to negotiate for themselves in the workplace was empowering and unifying. The event featured the lovely, humble, and […]

Back to School Tip 4: Get your routine back.

Back to school is here again! How did that happen? Summer just flew by. Transitioning from summer to fall can be daunting, especially when you are working mom trying to balance work expectations with the needs of your children and household. As working moms, it feels like there is no easy way to do this, […]

Back to School Tip 3: Save Time by Shopping Online

Back to school is here again! How did that happen? Summer just flew by. Transitioning from summer to fall can be daunting, especially when you are working mom trying to balance work expectations with the needs of your children and household. As working moms, it feels like there is no easy way to do this, […]

Back to School Tip 2: Just ignore the laundry

Back to school is here again! How did that happen? Summer just flew by. Transitioning from summer to fall can be daunting, especially when you are working mom trying to balance work expectations with the needs of your children and household. As working moms, it feels like there is no easy way to do this, […]