Sundance 2011 Accepts Miss Representation, Film on Media’s Distortion of Women, with Power & in Politics by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Based on the notoriously sexist way in which the media portray women, and spurred on by the roles of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in the 2008 election, the film “Miss Representation” is coming. Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news, and entertainment to give us an…

RIP, Hugh Prather

I’ve got Notes on Love and Courage on my nighttable (lower shelf but it’s still there). I’m not sure where my Notes to Myself copy is – but I’ve had these books for decades. Ah yes – growing up in the era of Leo Busclagia et al – very different than growing up in the…

Gloria Feldt on Women Making No Excuses, Seizing & Using Their Power

Recently, Brazen Careerist founder, Penelope Trunk, wrote a blog post that unleashed a torrent of diverse and sharply divided opinions about women’s career pursuits in comparison with men’s in the tech start-up world. In Women Don’t Want To Run Startups Because They’d Rather Have Children, she described what she sees as the incompatibility of the…

Evidence of Good Work-Life Balance

From Sunday’s New York Times Magazine’s Questions for Stacy Schiff: What hidden details should we know about you? I have three children, each of whom is having an idyllic childhood, probably because I have been at the office the entire time. Did your children celebrate when you won the Pulitzer Prize in biography, in 2000?…