In this issue:

 

01. Latest from Re:Gender

02. News from the Network and Beyond

03. Deadlines You Don't Want to Miss

04. Publications

05. Events

LatestLatest from Re:Gender

ine Duggan Attends Festivities for Opening of National Center for Civil and Human Rights

 

On June 22, Re:Gender President ┴ine Duggan attended festivities for the opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. The Center connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements, including the worldwide struggle for gender equity. It creates a thought-provoking, inspiring space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings and the collective role we share in preserving and promoting them in communities the world over. 

 

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Re:Gender Advances Work on Precarity

 

As part of our ongoing focus on precarity, Re:Gender staff recently attended two exciting events that put a spotlight on the unique challenges faced by modern working families:

 

Re:Gender's President, ┴ine Duggan, and Policy & Research Analyst, Rosa Cho, attended the White House Summit on Working Families on June 23. The summit focused on creating a 21st century workplace that accommodates all Americans and featured President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.

 

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Liz MacNeill, Interim Vice President for Development at Re:Gender, attended the 
Families and Work Institute's 25th Anniversary Gala on June 18 in New York City. The theme of the gala was 25 Years of Research to Action that Inspires New Ways to Live, Learn and Work in Today's World. The event celebrated the Families and Work Institute's Honor Roll companies for their longstanding support of the Institute's work.

 

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Popular Posts

 

In case you missed them, below are a few of the most popular items that we have shared in the past two weeks. 
NewsNews from the Network and Beyond

2020 Women on Boards

2020 Women on Boards Sponsors Clearing the Path Conference

 

The Clearing the Path conference, held on June 11 in Boston, brought together over 140 of the most prominent CEO's and business leaders in Massachusetts to galvanize action on advancing women in the workplace. Closing the gender wage gap and increasing the number of women on boards of directors were among the topics discussed. Cathy Minehan, Dean of the Simmons College School of Management and Re:Gender Presidents Circle member, greeted the participants.

  

Society for Women's Health Research

SWHR Endorses Congressional Legislation Promoting Study of Sex Differences and More Women in Clincal Trials

 

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) recently endorsed the "Research for All Act of 2014" introduced by Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in Congress. As the leading voice on advocacy and research into women's health and the biological differences between women and men, SWHR believes this legislation will have a powerful impact on women's health research.

 

DeadlinesDeadlines You Don't Want to Miss

Center for Women's Global Leadership

Rutgers University

 

Job Opening: Program Coordinator, Post 2015 Women's Coalition

 

Details: The Post 2015 Women's Coalition is an international network of feminist, women's rights, women's development, grassroots and social justice organizations working through advocacy and movement, building to challenge and reframe the global development agenda. The Program Coordinator organizes, administers and coordinates multiple facets of programs, projects and/or processes with the planning, preparation, evaluation, and control of communications, events, records, statistics, reports, and documents.

 

Marina Maher Communications

 

Job Opening: Community Manager/Social Content Strategist, Multicultural

 

Details: Marina Maher Communications, the preeminent marketers to women in NYC, is in search of a Social Content Strategist. This strategist will build brand engagement and nurture the online community for the US Hispanic audience for one of the world's leading beauty brands, COVERGIRL, as well as contribute to content strategy for MMC's portfolio of consumer beauty brands.

 

Women's World Banking

 

Job Opening: Director, Leadership and Diversity

 

Deadline: August 1, 2014 

 

Details: Women's World Banking is seeking a leadership and diversity expert to lead the organization's leadership development program which focuses on enhancing capacity and talent within various developing country financial institutions serving low-income women's needs. The Director will be responsible for designing all aspects of the program, managing its implementation and overseeing the monitoring and evaluation.

 

Jennifer Nash

George Washington University

 

Call for Papers

 

Deadline: October 1, 2014 

 

Details: The journal Feminist Formations is accepting submissions for a special issue entitled, "Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University." The issue will address the following question: If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? "Institutional Feelings" theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

 

PublicationsPublications

Center for American Women and Politics

Rutgers University

 

ReportThe Status of Black Women in American Politics

 

Authors: Center for American Women and Politics for Higher Heights Leadership Fund

 

Description: This comprehensive report provides an historical outline of black women's struggle for political representation and discusses the current landscape of political leadership for Black women across the country, as well as their growing political influence. It demonstrates the need for greater engagement, recruitment, and inclusion of black women in politics and government.

 

National Women's Law Center

 

ReportWomen in Construction: Still Breaking Ground

 

Description: This report delves into the data on women in construction, examines the roadblocks they face and offers practical recommendations to increase women's opportunities to high-paying construction careers.  The National Women's Law Center is sounding the alarm because without focused attention, no progress will be made.

 
EventsEvents

National Council of Women's Organizations

 

Event: Older Women's Economic Security Task Force Tele-town Hall

 

When: Tuesday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: Online

 

Cost: Free

 

Details: The Older Women's Economic Security Task Force (OWES) of the National Council of Women's Organizations and its partners are hosting a tele-town hall with Congresswoman Nita Lowey to talk about the caregiver credit, a proposal to ensure that Social Security accounts for some of the time caregivers spend outside of the paid workforce.

 

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Center for Popular Economics

 

Event: Summer Workshops Series

 

When: Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Where: Springfield, MA

 

Cost: Suggested donation of $25 per person for each workshop, minimum donation of $10.

 

Details: CPE is a collective of radical economists dedicated to popular education.

 

Upcoming Workshops:

 

Saturday July 12: Capitalism and the K-12 School System

Saturday July 19: Global Political Economy of Trade and Immigration  

 

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Michigan United

 

Event: Michigan United Convention 2014

 

When: Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Where: Kalamazoo, MI

 

Details: 350 of Michigan United's most fearless members & community leaders fighting for justice & dignity will untied to lay the foundation for Michigan United's long-term agenda: putting people power at the heart of winning grassroots campaigns & bringing Michigan's decision-making power back to its communities. The convention will consist of a series of small-group workshops, where the following key concepts will be discussed: gender equity, racial equality, inclusive economic prosperity & environmental sustainability.

 

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