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Largest Labor Union Elects 3 Women of Color to Top Leadership of NEA

On the Fourth of July, the nearly 9,000 delegates of a nearly three million member labor organization elected a Latina and two African-American women to lead them. I interviewed the new president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia and the new secretary-treasurer, Princess Moss, as well as Ohio’s own former OEA president, Patricia Frost Brooks (who helped Moss in…

Which came first - the business or the woman?

Behind the Boost in Bucks for Women Entrepreneurs

Thanks to one of my mentors, Morra Aarons-Mele, I’m playing against type today: What’s with all the money going to women entrepreneurs? This question originated with me reading her Harvard Business Review column, “More Women Starting Businesses Isn’t Necessarily Good News,” a column published, ironically, within hours of the announcement that $800,000 of Cleveland Foundation…

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Hobby Lobby: It’s Not Either/Or

Debates regarding Monday’s US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. raged on all week and continue to infiltrate every medium, even on – and maybe especially on this Independence Day. [NB: SCOTUSblog again stands out as one of the highest quality resources on the Internet.] One of my favorite collections of…