Category Archives: Women

Glass Ceilings in California City Governments

  Glass Ceilings in California City Governments: A Study of 100 California Cities     A Glass Ceiling is…  “the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps […] women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.”1 We define a glass ceiling as that barrier that occurs when […]

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 […]

New Federal Policy Directive Seeks to Effect Widespread Compliance with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Women and other “non-favored” groups will be getting more support from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The OFCCP is the office that oversees whether federal contractors are hiring, paying, and promoting their employees fairly.  A new policy directive has called for more thorough compliance reviews of government contractors’ adherence […]

Ella Josephine Baker, a dynamic civil rights leader & activist

Today we want to recognize Ella Josephine Baker, a dynamic civil rights leader & activist. Ella was an African American, civil rights and human rights activist. She was an unsung hero of sorts because she was largely a behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. Ella was born in 1903 in Northfolk, VA.  […]

DOL WANTO Grant Expands Opportunities for Women

Female Worker standing in framed building holding floor plans

The U.S. Department of Labor announces The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant. The grant provides funding to recruit, train, and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The goal is to encourage women to pursue male-dominated careers like manufacturing, infrastructure, and construction. WANTO is designed to help women enter apprenticeship programs and […]

Did You Know About the California Women’s Well Being Index?

The California Women’s Well Being Index (CWWBI) looks at 5 key areas to assess the overall well being of women across the state of California. Health–Health Status, Obesity, Health Care Coverage, Delayed Medical Care, Prenatal Care, and Mental Health Status Personal Safety–Neighborhood Safety, Fatal Accident Rate, Hospital Visits Due to Assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, […]

Click bait fuels negative body image

Working Mom

Some marketers design content with the deliberate purpose of attracting attention by enticing visitors to click on a link to a web page, with the intention of making a profit. Women are powerfully influencing marketers. Marketers are influenced to post sexualized body shaming content that negatively portrays women every single time a woman clicks on […]

Does #MeToo Help or Hurt?

Tarana Burke the co-founder of the organization Just Be Inc. (a nonprofit focused on improving the health and well-being of young women of color) gave life to the phrase ‘Me Too’ (Connley, 2018). Actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet in October 2017 made it go viral. Since then the phrase has become a movement, and the movement […]

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Women and Men in Uniforms

As I sat waiting for my latte, a woman asked if she could have the seat next to me. Me being the outgoing extrovert that I am, I started a conversation with her. I probed her about why she was at the café. She shared that she was just visiting the city because she was […]