Join us on our annual humanitarian trip to Kenya! We’re be at the Noel School with 270 children and at the newly founded Women Like Us Centre where we’ll be meeting beautiful women who are learning skills to create better lives for themselves and their families. Maybe you have a skill you could share? We need you.
African women couldn’t get a job if their hair wasn’t straight. You couldn’t leave the house if your hair wasn’t done and straightened. Many of us, outside of work, wore afros because that was natural for us, but it was not accepted unless you wanted to be radical. And with radical hair, came risks in those times. Companies had rules about hair for African Americans. One rule… no afros. Another rule… showing up in braids would get you fired.
We are honored to be a part of telling Stephanie’s story and be in partnership with Maharachi Los Comperos. As a tribute to women, a portion of the proceeds of their newest album will be donated to the work of Women Like Us Foundation.
I’m so very proud to be a woman and especially proud to call myself a friend of so many dynamic women in the world. It literally gives me goose bumps when I look around and see where women are today. Intelligent, compassionate, driven, talented, and all joining together in collaboration to use their voices for a better world.
I found this amazing summary and think it’s the perfect time to share it with all of you!
WHERE WOMEN WERE BEFORE THE EARLY 1970S IN THE U.S.
Women couldn’t get birth control if they were unmarried until 1973.
Women couldn’t serve on a jury until 1973.
Women couldn’t get an abortion until 1973.
Women couldn’t sue for sexual harassment until 1977.
Linda stressed how excited she is about the ideas she read in Dr. Nancy’s new book In This Together. She and Dr. Nancy have walked similar paths in their advocacy for women (since the days when women couldn’t get credit cards in their own name or birth control if they weren’t married) and she feels a tremendous reward at the momentum that is building for women.
We have co-produced two fabulous educational workshops attended by over 400 children. In the Maasi Mara 98% of the little girls are brutally mutilated (FGM) and then sold into a life of slavery. Our 3-day workshops teach the boys and girls in all areas of HIV, FGM, hygiene, self-esteem, early childhood pregnancy, education and much more. Simultaneously, we hold a one-day workshop for the Maasai tribesmen and adult women. These workshops have a proven track record in a neighboring tribe. In just 5 years we have reduced the number of victims from 98% to 80%. We are saving lives and are committed with your help to continue this impactful work.
(WOMENSENEWS)— A lightbulb, maybe even an alarm bell, went off when I was showing the high school interns the office. We stopped in front of the framed photo of the moment on Oct. 1, 1991—a mere 24 years ago—when Barbara Boxer, then a member of the House, led five other female lawmakers up the steps of the Senate, demanding that it hold a hearing on Anita Hill’s sex-harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. What happened after that had much of the country transfixed for a kind of reality TV episode that we had never lived through before.
As Women Like Us is honored to be a part of the Canales Project’s Hear Her Song initiative, we’re excited to share with you that performance are now being are scheduled throughout the country.
A musical celebration of extraordinary women, the project honors the achievements and courageous life choices of distinguished women through new songs inspired by their words. We are proud to have commissioned 21 songs to date from leading songwriters and composers in the United States and abroad, in collaboration with poet/lyricist Jacqueline Suskin.
Books have always been a true inspiration for movies, songs, theater shows, artworks and other forms of art. They inspire us to retrospect our lives, do good, and cherish what we have. Works of fiction or true life stories, they impact our lives in more ways than one. Here are two book recommendations that we know will have a major impact on your life.
Join Women Like Us Foundation for a day of yoga. We want to connect emotionally, bond organically, and above all else heal. Donations received at the event will go towards supporting our efforts to end FGM in Kenya.
Our urgent mission right now is to raise $10,000 within the next month so that we are ready and able to provide more help. We ask that you consider donating and sharing the word of our campaign. Any and all amounts of time, money, and effort are greatly appreciated.
As women are dominating the year, we can’t help but get excited. We’ve covered musicians to entrepreneurs and all the in between. This week, we’d like to take a look at three highly notable feminist artists who have made a dent in history with their works. At a time when gender equality is on the rise and power moves are being made, art is one of the most celebrated yet often underrated ways we, as women, have to fight back. Let’s dive into these artsy ladies!
Gender equality and gender equity are related terms but have different meanings. While the words sound similar, the definitions and practical usage are different and need to be understood in today’s era of social justice.
Women Like Us. Three Journeys. One Mission. To Change The World. is an inspiring and motivating documentary that brings to light important issues and social injustices including female genital mutilation, human trafficking, sexual assault and the need for global gender equality.
I am so proud of Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Justice and American Woman. Her dissent yesterday regarding the Muslim Travel Ban is an important statement to uphold our religious freedoms and the integrity of our country.
Gender equality is not only a part of American culture and society, but it is becoming increasingly accepted as a crucial part of modern industrialized culture and societies around the world. Educational institutions around the world are the beacons of knowledge and should be teaching new generations about gender equality and acceptance.
On Wednesday, June 6th, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, lead House sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, gathered with Congresswoman Jackie Speier, actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano, the ERA Coalition, and women's rights advocates including the Feminist Majority Organization at the U.S. Capitol House Triangle to address the urgent need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Women Like Us Foundation always makes a point to shine light on nonprofits and entrepreneurial women making an impact in the world. We strive to spread awareness, education, and build a powerful network of women. Recently, Women Like Us Foundation partnered with Carla Dirlikov Canales, founder of the Canales Project. The debut of Hear Her Song, a concert series consisting of songs written to celebrate remarkable women icons (including Women Like Us’s very own, Linda Rendleman) as well as to empower women’s voices altogether. The big picture goal: to bring people together through the power of music.
Pioneering for women with her lipstick brand, Gina Keller is a woman that speaks and breathes empowerment. By uniting politics and cosmetics, she made her lipstick brand Nasty Woman a beacon for women that want their voices to be heard and rights acknowledged. With her red and purple lipsticks, she is creating the impact on our society. We had the honor to interview her and ask her about what and who inspires her most and what plans she has for Nasty Woman cosmetics in the future.