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Paid maternity leave a modern necessity

May 22nd, 2015 No Comments

My mom is my hero. She taught me to be kind and respectful, and to trust in God. My mother is also a hard worker who held down a full-time job and was a breadwinner equal to my father while raising me, my brother and sister. As a child growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I heard loud and clear the messages of feminism and equality from the media and my favorite movie, “9 to 5,” starring Lilly Tomlin


YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders

May 6th, 2015 No Comments

Washington, D.C. – YWCA USA will celebrate the incredible achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on June 5, at 6 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, as part of their 2015 Annual Conference. “The Women of Distinction Awards honor remarkable women for their outstanding achievements in improving the lives of women today and creating a fairer society for future generations,” said YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D.