Category Archives: Pop Culture

What We’re Reading

Three cheers for Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in Congress, who rolled out their new economic agenda for women and families on Thursday! Children’s storybook characters “often inhabit a bygone, male breadwinner-female homemaker era.” Eager to appeal to women voters, male politicians are shooting campaign ads in their kitchens. The results? Mixed. Techies and attorneys, […]

Read more ...
Take a Look! The New Girls’ Network ‘Finding Your Voice’ Event Hosted by Kirkland and Ellis

On April 4, 2013, the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis hosted the inaugural New Girls’ Network event, “Finding Your Voice.” The event included an interview with famed opera star Renée Fleming, a panel discussion with Vernā Myers, Sheli Rosenberg, and Michele Coleman Mayes, and an interview of Pfizer Inc. General Counsel Amy Schulman and Pfizer Inc. […]

Read more ...
MAKERS, A Cautionary Tale: Sandberg, Mayer, Slaughter and Feminism Today

Co-written by Katherine Ullman. Recently, Katherine watched the three-part PBS series MAKERSin one sitting. (If you haven’t seen it yet, we highly recommend and encourage you to watch it online here). While some argue that the documentary misses the mark on feminism today, Katherine appreciated the film’s ability to move seamlessly between the different issues confronting women (sexual assault, […]

Read more ...
The New Girls’ Network: Binders upon Binders of Stolen Ideas

Co-written by Katherine Ullman. “Binders full of women.” We all know what Mitt Romney meant during last night’s presidential debate when he discussed his “effort” to recruit more women during his tenure as Governor of Massachusetts. But what he said spread like wildfire across the internetand produced some amusing results. Our personal favorites? A picture of young Patrick Swayze with the […]

Read more ...
The New Girls’ Network: The Science of Office Politics

Advice literature for women is a crowded field and a predictable one. Most advice falls into one of two camps. Man up! The most common advice assumes that women’s problem is that they need to act more like men. Men tend to negotiate harder, act more confident, and go after plum assignments that will require them to stretch and swagger. […]

Read more ...
Slaughter vs. Sandberg: Both Right

First, thanks to Anne-Marie Slaughter for peeling the band-aid off an open wound of American womanhood. It’s our dirty little secret: Balancing work and family is still impossible for elite American women because of the way we structure work, family, love, marriage, careers, masculinity and dignity. Yes. It’s that bad. Fifteen years ago, when I began to […]

Read more ...
“The Hunger Games” Hopeful Vision for the Future

I almost don’t want to write this post, because it brings attention to something I’d much rather be ignored. In the frenetic lead-up to the March 23 opening of The Hunger Games, there are articles about the movie’s restrictive costumes, about its “futuristic Appalchian” soundtrack, about its similarities with a Japanese film called Battle Royale. But few of them focus on one key […]

Read more ...
css.php