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How she got on the podium she talked about the sharp elbows she has to deal with in her career,

Tell her when she was hired and provide advice to female rulers.

"He said,'Tell me your children.' I told him how old they were (they were 5 and 2 years old) and he became very serious. He said, "Others will tell you what I said, but I mean it is true. If you need to do anything for your child-school things, doctor's appointment-you don't have to explain it or tell anyone. Sometimes easier said than done, but this is a powerful message. This makes you feel that I can do it. It redefines important content. "

"The fact that there are more women on the table than ever before will definitely have an impact because people bring life experiences every day, whether as mothers or many of us with children-and we are in meetings The way of digesting the information exchanged in China or our own concerns, and sometimes the way of showing it to the public....

The reopening of schools is a good example. Many of us have children of school age or coming school age. When such a problem occurs, it will not disappear. We think about how we talk about it, whether it is clear enough, when we are communicating we will provide guidance, how specific we will become, and how it will be applied to schools (public and private schools). ...This will affect our perception of things, the way we communicate and how we make it available to other office workers like us. "

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"The reality is-from the point of view of an incredible husband and partner, my husband and partner are now doing a lot of childcare work, even in a week of doing this work, from this perspective, women still bear Many responsibilities of childcare, even in the spiritual aspect, are spread all over the country."

"One of the misunderstandings is... the way we all get here is because the women above us have always supported us. This is sometimes the case. I would say that Anita Dunn [senior adviser to the president] has always been a big supporter of mine. , And I have been a strong advocate of women throughout the whole process I met her. There are many other women as well. However, there are too many women who use elbows....

"We must also change this situation. Yes, it is amazing to be able to hold this group of women in high-level positions. They are in these positions because they are the best and most talented, and they have been working hard to pass history. Shang is still a male-dominated industry-politics and government. But now, our responsibility is not to have sharp elbows, to boost people and give people opportunities, instead of saying: "Oh, I finally did it here. I want to suppress other people. '"

"There are many people who have had an amazing impact on me for different reasons. [Psaki mentioned Dunn, Linda Douglass and David Axelrod.] Robert Gibbs is an amazing mentor. In 2012, when I was about to become Barack Obama ( Barack Obama's travel press secretary, I said: "I have seen a more senior person give him an interview briefing. "Gibbs said: "Just like you belong there, at some point people will believe you. "Confidence is good advice."

"I did not grow up in a house with political accusations. My father was a Republican all his life until he became a reborn Democrat when he was 65. Now he is a progressive, suffocating Democrat. , And this evolution made us all laugh. My mother has always been a Democrat. My first political memory is that my mother voted for [Walter] Mondale in 1984 ), I think I am old, I remember my father said: "You are the only person in the country who voted for him. "Even at that age, I thought, "Mom, why did you vote for that man?" "We talked about the world's problems. It's about reading newspapers and watching the news. I'm not knocking on the door for a job or something.

Be yourself, no matter what you do, people will notice. And always have to learn and grow. ...I try to be humble about things I don't know, because we don't know how many tons there are. Finally, what I want to say is not to prejudge who your mentor will be. It's like dating. You don't just say "that person is my mentor". This is a relationship of development. ...Not just asking people for things. This is also related to their sign-in. "


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Sara Ferris and Heather Caygle: "When Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence lost her leadership contest by one vote, she looked up and the last time a black woman was elected to sit at the table of her party leader in the house. She I was surprised to find that this was New York Rep. Shirley Chisholm 44 years ago.

"In the same year, the United States elected the first black woman to serve as the vice president, and the House Democratic caucus again elected a leadership group without a black woman. Lawrence (Governor of Michigan) said in an interview: "When our When the body votes, black women will not win. "I cannot understand that in 40 years, black women have never won a collective majority vote in our core group. "

"In the party caucus, diversity is often touted as one of its core strengths. Black women have been excluded from elected senior positions on many occasions. Although the entire country has been competing for race in recent months, the current leadership team will be in the next two years. Stay the same. Although no one has a clear idea of ​​how to do this, several Democrats have told the problem that it must be corrected.

"'I think this is definitely a problem that must be resolved," said Rep. Karen Bass (California Democrat), who has just completed his two-year term as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "The entire core team is very sensitive to it now because I don't know how many terms they are."




Anne Branigin: "If elected, Wiley will only be the second person in black to run in New York City (the former mayor Ding Qinshi David was the first in 1989) and the first woman to serve as mayor. Wiley ) Is a professor at the new school. She was a civil rights lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Foundation. She announced her campaign in October-this is her first time running for an elected position. She pointed out that she lacks experience as The power of an elected official has allowed her to bring a city that urgently needs to change. Like many people across the country, they have been struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Wiley did not shy away from the potential historicity of the campaign, thinking that her identity is inseparable from her broad and systematic goals of change. ""She doesn't look like the former mayor. She doesn't think like the previous mayor. "I said yes, that's the point," Wiley said in announcing the October election campaign.

The police were reflected in the mirror during protests against the almost complete ban on abortion that took effect in Poland this week. Under the leadership of a women’s rights group, thousands of women and others wandered the streets of Warsaw and other cities for many nights. | AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Shefali Luthra and Chabeli Carrazana wrote: "Jenny Prado doesn't know when she will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, but she will be vaccinated as soon as possible. Her work in home care means that she has never left the frontline of the epidemic For her, vaccines are imperative. Prado is a 40-year-old undocumented worker in Philadelphia who does not have a critical safety net: due to her immigration status, she is not eligible to participate in public services such as Medicaid. Health insurance plans, and private underwriting is not an option. She said through an interpreter: “We don’t have documents or insurance. If you get sick, it’s a high price. "

"Like many home care workers, Prado has very little income: 12 days a week, 8 hours a day, and $12 an hour. As Prado pays for public transportation, protective masks and gloves, this money is rapidly reduced. It is everything she needs to complete her work. If she is exposed to COVID-19, Prado will know that she is at high risk-stomach surgery many years ago made her immune function low. She needs a multivitamin supplement every day Prevent the virus. Despite this, despite her desire to obtain immunity from vaccines and coronavirus, she still fears that the vaccine will bring another risk.

She said: "After getting the vaccine, my concern is that maybe we will provide the information, and then they will provide the information to ICE." I know Philadelphia is a refuge. But we don’t know how safe we ​​are. '"

By Alice Lu-Culligan (Alice Lu-Culligan) and Akiko Iwasaki (岩崎明子)

Katherine Kam said: “Although customers used to indulge in hot stone nails and strawberry mojito foot soaks at Studio 18 nail bar in Orange County, California, co-owner Christie Nguyen’s payroll But there are no more of her seven manicurists. Now they are all unemployed Asian American women. After three pandemics stopped the drug, Ruan is worried about the future. She told NBC Asian Americans that we don’t know if we will be spared. "This really caused a huge emotional loss. "...

"According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 44% of unemployed Asian women are unemployed for six months or more, compared with 40.8% of black women, 38.3% of Latino women, and 38.6% of all women.

"Many Asian-American women are engaged in the service industry, including restaurants, leisure, hotels, retail, and beauty. Asian women range from highly paid professionals to food workers, but because of their service orientation, many of them are hurt because restaurants, The closure of shops and nail salons has slowed the spread of Covid-19. Washington, author of the blog"

Jonathan Moules said: "Despite the coronavirus pandemic, business school applications are still booming. MBA providers have been struggling to cope with record numbers and increasing class sizes to accommodate the eagerness to improve management. Qualified executives. However, the gender gap still exists. Men’s demand for MBA degrees is much stronger than women’s. This raises concerns that more and more people are developing towards a greater integration into business education. May go backwards...

Forté CEO Elissa Sangster said: “People are worried that the progress made will be reversed.” She said: “As the job market may be more difficult after the pandemic, women are more concerned about returning to full-time studies during the pandemic. She added that financial risk is usually the biggest factor for female MBA applicants, and showed that the most effective change schools can make is to lower prices for those considering returning to formal education. "

Sharon Terlep, Heather Haddon and Sarah Nassauer said: "When the CEO of Sam Club, Rosalind Brewer (Rosalind Brewer) Brewer received death threats and criticism in a 2015 interview when she pointed out the lack of diversity in American companies.

"Five years from now, Ms. Brewer, the current Starbucks second executive, will take over as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and become the only black woman leading a Fortune 500 company.

In the national debate about systemic racism. "

Anne Branigin said: “After the first round of stimulus payments ended in April, tax lawyer Nancy Rossner heard letters from survivors of intimate partner violence: they were prevented from obtaining Deserved relief. "We are starting to receive calls from survivors and advocates to deposit stimulus money with their ex-partners (usually their abusers), and they refuse the survivors to get the money," they Rosner, a senior attorney for the Community Tax Law Project, which is a tax clinic located in Virginia, aims to help low-income families.

Rosner recalled one of the first women who met her. The woman recently divorced her abusive husband and took the child away. Before the pandemic, the two decided to file their 2019 tax returns jointly. When the Internal Revenue Service issued relief funds related to the Cares Act-so far, this is still the most substantial direct financial relief for Americans from the federal government-her shares were sent To her ex-husband.

"Daycare is closed; shelters and other services for survivors are closing or reducing their activities. Rossner pointed out that this alone would be a challenge for her clients. But because her ex-husband withheld relief funds, she could not continue. Go forward. Rosner said: "This is another thing he can hold her head and use to punish her or control her. "

Joe Pinsker said: “As researchers studied the gender imbalance in how couples share housework, they heard a common but fragile rationalization from men in heterosexual relationships, that is, women The standard of cleanliness is higher, or just doing housework better, so they will naturally do more. For example, Darcy, author of "All Anger: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership" Darcy Lockman quoted a father’s reflection on his family’s contribution: “When it comes to children’s laundry, I may be more proactive, but instead, I run on a time frame so my wife washes most of the laundry. Let me do it my own way, I am happy to do it, but if you want to tell me how to do it, do it yourself.

"When people make comments like this, they can easily cover up reality in two ways. The first was demonstrated in a 2019 study, which asked about 600 respondents to assess whether the room is in order or irregularity. Images under state. Based on these assessments, the researchers wrote: “Men’s and women’s respondents have no difference in how clutter the room is or the urgency of cleaning the room. "So men seem to recognize the mess as clearly as women....

"The second convenient formulation is that many people who claim to be unable to do outstanding chores are fully capable of coping with the demands of high-skilled jobs. Harvard University PhD student Allison Daminger interviewed When the educated couple was doing housework, she noticed the traits that helped many men with whom she talked to succeed at work, such as being aggressive and thorough, "somewhat invisible-or not deployed"-after work. For example. , A surgeon told her that he could “it takes a long time to hit me, now is the time to deal with,” a burned out light bulb. He quickly clarified: “I mean, in family life, not the work. "

Jill Yavorsky, a sociologist at the United Nations University of Charlotte, said of such people: “They can run businesses, but they can’t figure out mops.” “Of course, it’s not lack of skills, but Privileges and gender norms enable them to bargain at home."

…The Biden administration announced more high-level appointments to the United Nations mission, including

As a senior policy consultant,

As spokesperson and communications director, and

As a policy consultant. …

Will serve as the new president and chief operating officer of the Meridian International Center. She is also an alumnus of Obama State University and was the deputy director of the American Concierge...

Will soon join the Aspen Institute as the executive director of the Financial Leadership Scholarship. She was previously the head of social influence at Goldman Sachs. ...

-Three alumni of Running Start’s Fall Mentoring Program reflected their experience of change. Although they all have different goals, they found that the program's support community (composed of peer-led "planner" meetings and Q&A sessions with high-level female leaders) helped them make professional and personal progress.


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