women's issues


Added 04/28/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Michaela Madrid is the operations manager for the Sovereign Bodies Institute, an Indigenous organization that works to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people through research and data-driven direct services.

Added 11/06/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , ,

Marsha Jones is a grassroots organizer and health educator, and the co-founder and executive director of The Afiya Center, a reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Neena K. Chaudhry is general counsel and senior advisor for education at the National Women’s Law Center. Her focus is on girls who experience sexual harassment and violence, are denied athletic opportunities, face unfair discipline, or are discriminated against because they are pregnant.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Yasmeen Hassan is the global executive director of Equality Now, an NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the human rights of women and girls around the world.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Virginia | Subjects: ,

Anna Maria Chávez is the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). She is an expert on women’s leadership, youth development, and public policy. She serves on the board of the SCAN Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving eldercare. Chávez also created the Ban Bossy campaign to encourage young girls to lead.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Kansas | Subjects: , ,

Sarah Deer is a University Distinguished Professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas. She was a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Deer’s research focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights, using indigenous feminist principles as a framework.

Updated 05/30/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her new book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” traces a gift from an enslaved mother to her daughter as it passed through the generations.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , , ,

Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is creator and host of the podcast Our Body Politic and a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Margaret Russell is an associate professor of constitutional law at California’s Santa Clara University. She specializes in constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties, as well as freedom of speech, racial equality, sexual orientation equality, and the Supreme Court.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , ,

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. She is founder and director of The Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice at Loyola and founding executive director of the Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture.

Added 10/18/13 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Michelle Singletary is The Washington Post’s resident personal finance expert, dispensing financial advice via her syndicated column The Color of Money. Singletary’s financial expertise has been featured on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The View, PBS’s The Tavis Smiley Show and WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Previously she served as the deputy provost for graduate education and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects:

University of Arizona professor of practice Maggy Zanger focuses on Middle East journalism and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years.

Updated 04/08/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Sherine Hafez is a professor and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on Islamic movements and gender studies in Arab and Middle Eastern cultures.

Added 01/22/13 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Hyepin Im is the founder, president and CEO of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) (previously known as Korean Churches for Community Development), a nonprofit that works nationally to connect local Korean and Asian-American immigrant communities with the private and public institutions that affect their lives politically and economically.

Updated 01/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Jamilah King is a race and justice reporter at Mother Jones and hosts the weekly Mother Jones podcast on national politics. She also wrote and edited at the daily news website Colorlines.com, WireTap Magazine and YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , , ,

Claudia Galindo is an associate professor of education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Education. She spoke to NPR’s Claudio Sanchez in 2013 about the academic shortcomings of Latino children compared to their white counterparts.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: , ,

Beverly Tatum is a psychologist, a leader in higher education and an expert on the psychology of racism. Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta.

Updated 04/03/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Felicia Joy is a behavioral scientist and strategic corporate affairs leader who has worked in public relations and marketing. Joy serves as the executive vice president and U.S. head of behavioral science, corporate advisory and transformation at the marketing firm Edelman.

Updated 04/03/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Yvette Ostolaza is managing partner of the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP Dallas, an international law firm, and serves on the firm’s COVID-19 task force. She focuses on advising companies and boards in internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, shareholder and securities litigation, financial services and employment issues.

Updated 01/07/21 | Location: Arizona, Washington | Subjects: ,

Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is a senior sustainability scientist and associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.