This is the type of information and blog that I have been seeking. These are the amazing stories that must be read, pondered, and shared this month and all months. I particularly liked the article on Haunted by History which remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (since I’ve been working on reviewing two books for the 100th remembrance of that tragedy) and Real History was not Meant for Publication.
[On March 1, 2011,] the White House released a new report entitled Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, a statistical portrait showing how women are faring in the United States today and how their lives have changed over time. This is the first comprehensive federal report on women since 1963, when the Commission on the Status of Women, established by President Kennedy and chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, produced a report on the conditions of women. View Women in America HERE.
Last August, in honor of Women’s Equality Day and the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we had a thoughtful conversation with the BlogHer community about how far women have come since gaining the right to vote in 1920. And given the recent release of the new White House report, “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being”, we thought it would be an opportune time to revisit the conversation.
On Wednesday, March 30, join White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for a discussion with Shine about women in the workplace, education and work-life balance.
Submit your questions and thoughts here, and Shine editors will select as many as they can pose in the time we have on Wednesday at 4:45pm ET on whitehouse.gov/live.