Valerie Jarrett posted August 26, 2013
Senior Advisor to President Obama
President Barack Obama’s inscription on his Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act Bill remarks given to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitors Center, in Seneca Falls, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Read more on Valerie Jarrett’s post: Celebrating Women’s Equality Day | The White House.
Check out the Real Reason Why Some Women Are More Engaged At Work.
by Margaret Wheeler Johnson
Women are still paid less than men by the same employer for the same work and are still underrepresented at the executive level across a multitude of fields. Yet guess who a recent Gallup report found are more dedicated employees? Women.
The “State of the American Workplace” report showed that 30 percent of American workers felt engaged in or committed to their jobs during the period studied, 2010 to 2012. Relatively speaking, that number is actually high — the highest recorded since Gallup started measuring the work force‘s engagement levels in 2000. (Thirty percentage of Americans were into their work in 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2007, too.) It also means that 70 percent are either not engaged (52 percent) or actively disengaged (18 percent), which isn’t such great news.
As Nanette Fondas at The Atlantic points out, the report also showed that women were more likely than men to feel committed to their jobs. Thirty-three percent of women felt engaged in their work, compared to 28 percent of men. Read more…
Rania AL Abdullah, Queen of Jordan states that “If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together.” This was in an open letter to girls all around the world as a part of CNN’s “Girls Rising” project which I had the opportunity to see. What a moving and effective film displaying how the power of education can help to change a girl. Read more on her open letter: Rania Al Abdullah, Queen Of Jordan, Writes Amazing Letter To Girls Everywhere.
This is a very interesting take on why women keep their last name when getting married. Today, I am hearing this conversation happen more and more amongst women who are planning to walk down the aisle. I certainly enjoyed reading this story and the decision of this young bride. Be You!
“My mom is a Boomer and I’m a Millennial — two quite different generations — and yet we both made the decision to keep our maiden names. It isn’t shocking that I would follow in my mother’s footsteps. What is surprising is that as a Millennial woman, I’m more alone in making this choice than my Boomer mother was… For the last two decades, the already small portion of American women who keep their maiden names has been shrinking. The highest that figure got was 23 percent in the nineties. By the early eighties, it had dropped to 18 percent. In 2011, TheKnot.com surveyed 19,000 newlywed women and found that only 8 percent kept their last names.” Maude Standish: Why I’m Bucking the Trend and Not Taking My Fiancé’s Name.
This is a reminder to all of us….spread the word, Get Out the Vote! Nothing we have to do is so important that we cannot take time to vote and to voice our opinions about the men and women who represent us at every level of government local, state or national. Our foremothers’ history we need to remember will be depicted here over the next few days. These will be stories of our Mothers and Grandmothers who lived only 90 years ago. How long will we wait: