A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Like so many of you, I have been devastated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday.  I’ve also been reflecting on the magnitude of what she accomplished. And on this: our rights as women now hang by a thin thread, given anticipated changes to the Supreme Court.  Finally, I’m seared by the fact that we … Continue reading A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. I'd like to celebrate this centennial by recognizing the unstoppable women who laid the groundwork leading to the passage and ratification of the 19th amendment, and those who continue to push the feminist agenda forward. Yet, while women … Continue reading Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

As we head into the Fourth of July weekend and summer gets fully underway (albeit in a markedly different fashion), I'd like to share some reflections on a “safer at home” summer. One where travel takes a different form and reading is even more important.  My thoughts on summer “travel” can be found in this … Continue reading My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

Reflecting on Women’s Health Week

As we close out Women's Health Week, I want to take the time to reflect on the magnitude with which women are disproportionally affected in access to health coverage. Here is a sample of some of the facts that I shared throughout the week. I wrote Marching Toward Coverage to inform women of the issues … Continue reading Reflecting on Women’s Health Week

MOTHER’S DAY, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: A NEW KIND OF “SELF-CARE”

As Mother’s Day approaches, this year feels different.  In a time of coronavirus, we need more than flowers and a day off.  We need more than traditional self-care.  We need recognition, deep and lasting recognition, that the work we do as caregivers is invaluable.  We need recognition from society as a whole, not just our … Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: A NEW KIND OF “SELF-CARE”

Inspiration During Coronavirus Quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our personal and professional lives, I wanted to share some positive inspiration from Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, and Maya Angelou --- all extraordinary people who experienced hardship, whether personally or societally. Yet they persevered, embodying the qualities necessary for leadership during a time of crisis. Winner of the … Continue reading Inspiration During Coronavirus Quarantine

MARCH 2020: CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND THE ACA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

In the photo above, a jubilant and triumphant Speaker Pelosi is celebrating the victory of her fight to pass the Affordable Care Act. This March brought two major things to celebrate:  Women’s History Month (in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage!) and the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. There … Continue reading MARCH 2020: CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND THE ACA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

FROM BLACK HISTORY TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: ROSA PARKS AND ACTIVISM TODAY

“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.”  ~Rosa Parks “Are you going to stand up?" the driver demanded. Rosa Parks looked straight at him and said: "No." Flustered, and not quite sure what to do, Blake (the driver) retorted, "Well, … Continue reading FROM BLACK HISTORY TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: ROSA PARKS AND ACTIVISM TODAY

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

In the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. In the United States of America, health care is not a privilege for the fortunate few — it is a right.  President Barack Obama, 2010 As Black History Month gets underway, I find myself reflecting on how we typically … Continue reading CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH