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Who created International Women’s Day?


Here's a little lesson in women's history for you: While International Women's Day was originally inspired by women garment and needle workers who marched in New York City in the 19th and early 20th century, the woman to suggest that such a day exist was from an entirely different continent. Her name was Clara Zetkin,…

Every day is International Women’s Day


Yesterday, we plotted, celebrated, and strategized on the future for women's rights and economic justice. Today, we want to make sure to continue the conversation — because after all, every day is International Women's Day. So much more work is needed after March 8th to carry these conversations and strategies forward, if we truly want…

Drawing out connections across oceans


Too often, conversations about women’s issue that take place stateside are separated into two distinct camps—those that affect people in the United States, and those that affect people in every other country on the planet (as if it were still Pangea!). Of course context matters, but part of what excited us so much about the…

What progress have we actually made? A pie chart experiment


Last night's dynamic panel was swimming around in my head as I fell asleep. Then, I woke up with this pie chart in my head. How much progress have we actually made?       

What would a #womenforward syllabus look like?


Tonight at the kick-off for our first Forum on Women and Girls, Melissa Harris-Perry, the consummate professor said: “I believe everything is a curriculum problem.” We thought we’d take her lead and offer a list of great readings to follow up on just a few of the many questions that were raised during our wide-ranging,…

#WomenForward Kicks Off: Best Quotes and Questions


The Aspen Institute just kicked off its first-ever Forum on Women and Girls, and what a night. The first panel of the forum, The State of Play: Women’s Rights and Economic Justice, brought a lot of engaging conversation and heat to the room, between discussions about work and choice (or a lack thereof) to questions around…