binders full of women
Buying that plane ticket to BinderCon was also the best decision I ever made. It was a decision informed by the kind of gut instinct that comes only when your life is about to change. Today I'm sitting in sunny Los Angeles, still buzzing from another amazing BinderCon weekend.
A couple of weeks ago, my sisters and I cleaned out our mother's storage unit a full year after her death. Opening this treasure trove of personal archives has been a mind-blowing revelation.
The president has weathered a good deal of criticism for a lack of women in high-level appointments. The administration has defended its mostly white-guy picks, and told the girls to wait -- more female appointments are coming. Here are a few entries to get them started.
Forget two turtle doves or five golden rings. This holiday season, women have a lot to celebrate. Here are my 12 standout moments for women in 2012, tied up with a bow.
The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.
Culture & Arts
In 2004, it felt like the world was about to meet Vaginal Davis, the outsized transgender performer who lit up Los Angeles
As we go to the polls to vote and then huddle together (with booze probably) awaiting the results, it's important to remember
Don't call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You've got a couple of days to get it right, because there are plenty of moms left to persuade -- if you know how to reach them.
Election day is less than a week away, and political costumes were out in force at West Hollywood's 2012 Halloween Carnaval
Is this what our political process and October Surprises have come to? We're trying to get the candidates to unveil their college applications and pin them for something they said in a divorce hearing in the early '90s? Give me a break.
Why is a deliberate strategy of outreach for capable women still necessary? The answer is networks. CEOs draw on their own networks -- the guys they went to school with, those in their clubs, in the gym, wherever men meet. That's the comfort zone.
Women voters have to do their homework to figure out which candidate they should vote for. Time demands can sometime make it difficult to catch each day's headlines, but a new book is ready for you just in time to help out with that.
For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.
As Co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Media, the No. 1 online community for college women with chapters at 200+ colleges nationwide, I see a lot of resumes.
Should President Obama win reelection in less than three weeks, this debate may go down as a turning point in this momentous and historic campaign.
The letter follows similar lines to many attacks on the president's business record, claiming he does not respect entrepreneurs
"Our society does need binders, and we absolutely need women. And we do need women to be involved in the making and storage of these binders, because women are very good at decorating things and keeping them clean."
Let Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" blunder be a lesson for the rest of us: Label yourself, your idea or your organization before someone else does. Here are seven tips that may help.
Once the binder moment has passed, what will remain is the urgent need for a cultural shift toward a less-gendered society