Leah Ward Sears has a very distinguished judicial career, including breaking the glass ceiling when she became the first African-American woman Chief Justice of any state supreme court and the youngest justice on Georgia’s Supreme Court.
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Throughout the next couple of weeks, right up until the president announces his pick, we will be taking a look at some of the leading women candidates plus a few we think should be on the short list. Starting with top contender Diane Wood…
This network anchor can be considered one of the most prominent women in news. During her 25 years as a journalist, she covered a wide range of events around the globe that included the funeral of Princess Diana, the Iraq War, and the recent earthquake in Haiti.
The National Organization for Women congratulates former NOW president Kim Gandy on her new position as vice president and general counsel at the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation. Gandy served in the national NOW office for 22 years, including two terms as the organization’s president, ending in July 2009. She recently completed a resident fellowship at the Harvard Institute of Politics, where she taught a series of seminars on “Winning Across Progressive Movements.”
The National Organization for Women is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day this year by launching Say It, Sister! – a new blog designed to inform, inspire and instigate feminist activism.
NOW President Kim Gandy said, “NOW cheers the formation of the White House Council on Women and Girls, which was created by executive order of President Barack Obama today. It was a pleasure for me to be at the White House to hear the president make this commitment to supporting women and girls in such strong and unequivocal terms. It was a heartening moment for those of us who have worked so hard for this day.”
The National Organization for Women is proud to co-host a celebration of Women’s Equality Day during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. On Aug. 25, women’s rights leaders and elected officials will gather for a Women’s EqualiTea at the University Club downtown.
The National Organization for Women applauds the presidential campaigns of Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama for their announcement today that Clinton’s name will be placed into nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
Since 2003, the National Organization for Women and the NOW Foundation has honored resolutely courageous, fearless and bold women from a variety of fields at our annual Intrepid Awards Gala. On Thursday, July 17, we will continue that tradition and recognize five phenomenal women at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Borrowing inspiration from the rise of powerful women in politics, this year the National Organization for Women’s national conference is honoring the super woman in all of us. Our theme this year – “No Capes, No Masks, No Boundaries: Feminist Super-Women Unite!” — celebrates the breakthroughs that women are making: our power, our progress, and the strength that women exhibit every day in the face of adversity. We need not be superhuman heroes who fly or dodge bullets — our pride, passion and resilience make us extraordinary.