Women in the World Summit 2012

At the Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton wondered, “Why extremists always focus on women is a mystery to me.”

“Women, War & Peace” – Documentary Filmmaking as Activism

“Women, War & Peace” illustrates the power of women to challenge the male-dominated structure of the peacemaking process, formulating their own version of pushback.

TEDwomen 2010: “Reshaping the Future”

Journalist Mona Eltahawy grabbed the audience’s attention with her opening line, “I’m Muslim, I’m a feminist, and I’m here to confuse you. It’s not just about headscarves and hymens.”

The BlogHer’10 Conference – Women Power Up

Listening to women from the audience, it was clear that a sense of validation was achieved from their blogging contributions. One woman reveled in the realization that online, she was understood.

Elizabeth Lesser at the Omega Institute’s “Women in Power”

An Interview with Elizabeth Lesser at the Omega Institute’s “Women in Power” Conference – September 2009

A Report From “Women in the World: Stories and Solutions” Summit – Part 1

Madeleine Albright’s most arresting comment was the analogy, “Women in a country are like the canary in the coal mine.”

Families Use Social Media to Respond to Gardasil Side Effects

As parents sought to navigate a situation where their healthy daughters had become sick and, in the worse case scenario – died, they turned to the Internet for answers. Scouring the web for information, checking message boards and chat rooms, they found out that their predicament was not isolated.

Women in the Media: A Night of Recognition

Editor-in-Chief of “Salon.com,” Joan Walsh, believes “things are much better than they’ve ever been.” On the role of new media as a catalyst she said, “It’s a new landscape and women can make more inroads.

Smear Tactics in the Feminist Blogosphere

Calling George Mitchell!! Forget the Middle East. Your services are needed in the sprawling community of women who have different visions of “feminism.”

Feminism and the Pink Elephant in the Tent

The future strength of women’s advocacy lies in the ability to be more tolerant of different points of view.