An Event Done Well: #StateOfWomen

Posted by Pat Heffernan on Jun 15, 2016 10:05:00 AM

 

The White House hosted the United State of Women Summit on June 14, inspiring those participating both in real life and virtually. #StateOfWomen is a case study in an event done well. This photo of 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer, founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade, as she introduced President Obama explains one reason why.

That reason is a consistent focus on the why — in this case, equality, diversity, and inclusion. As noted by attendees ranging from Wired magazine to the League of Women Voters, in addition to "political heavy weights such a President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Representative and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Attorney General Loretta Lynch as well as Hollywood elites, including Oprah, Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, and national business leaders like Warren Buffett and Dina Habib gracing the stage," participants from around the country were all ages and more diverse than your every-day star-studded White House event. The #StateOfWomen consistently demonstrated the why of the summit.

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Topics: Event Planning, Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Ouch! Women Are Being Recognized Again

Posted by Pat Heffernan on Mar 25, 2016 12:53:00 PM

 

March marks Women’s History Month again, but I am not celebrating. Stories and images of courageous women of the past are everywhere. These women deserve recognition — they fought hard to advance equal rights and access for the majority of the U.S. population who happen to have been born female. Yet in 2016, I find it increasingly difficult to talk about celebrating for one month a year when there are so few signs of positive progress to improve the lives of women. How can we better harness attention, social change innovations, and sustainable economy principles to advance gender equality?

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Topics: Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

10 Policy Solutions for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Posted by Pat Heffernan on Sep 28, 2015 11:25:00 PM

 

Ready to go... Ten policy solutions to close the funding and opportunities gaps for women and minority-owned businesses are being presented at the 4th Annual Sustainable Business Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. The American Sustainable Business Council's Working Group for Women (WGFW) and its Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (D&IWG) developed the policy solutions together over the past year. As an ASBC board member and co-chair of the Working Group for Women, I have been deeply involved in this work with my colleagues here in Vermont, and nationally. The subject is definitely "on our radar" and I look forward to the evolving discussion as we move forward.

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Topics: Mission-Driven Business, Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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