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Shout Out: “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”

By Kaitlin Leskovac, WLP Summer Intern Last Friday, a group of congresswomen gathered on the steps of the Capitol to announce a new economic agenda titled “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” The agenda addresses three areas of continued inequality and … Continue reading

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29 Fortune 500 Companies Have No Women on Boards

Among Standard and Poor’s list of top 500 companies, 29 do not have a single woman on their board of directors or among their highest-paid officers. The 29 companies represent a diverse range of industries. However, it is noteworthy that … Continue reading

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The Shriver Report: “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything”

Maria Shriver, journalist and First Lady of California, worked with the Center for American Progress this year to release the Shriver Report, which assesses the situation of American women and families during this economic recession. The title of the report … Continue reading

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Women are Key to Economic Recovery Plans

On the eve of the G20 summit, Heather Arnet of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania and Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women encourage the leaders attending the meeting to remember the importance of women in … Continue reading

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Family Planning Concerns on the Rise with Economic Downturn

A story via the National Partnership for Women and Families reveals how the economic downturn is affecting women’s decisions about sex and family planning. Reports show that women and men are feeling great pressure and doubt when faced with decisions … Continue reading

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Family Planning and the Stimulus Package

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed an economic stimulus package. A previous version of the bill had included provisions for supplying contraception to low-income women on Medicaid. When House Republicans objected to the provision, President Obama asked the … Continue reading

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Women and President-elect Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan

Two recent op-eds in the Boston Globe and New York Times have examined what effect President-elect Obama’s proposed economic stimulus plan would have on women. And they’re finding that women are practically shut out of the plan altogether. First, let’s … Continue reading

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Women’s Health and the Economy

The downturn in the economy may be taking a special toll on women’s health. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, women are cutting back on healthcare due to costs. Over 40 percent of the 754 women polled said that … Continue reading

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