Women Like Us 2018!  What we've done and where we're headed!

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Women Like Us 2018! What we've done and where we're headed!

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.

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This from Women's E News...Women's Movement Books

(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.

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HEAR HER SONG PERFORMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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HEAR HER SONG PERFORMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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.

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Women Like Us: Changing women's lives with inspiring books

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.

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Three Feminist Artists Shaping History

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!

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Gelila Bekele talks with Catt about her heart, her love and her passion for humanitarian work.

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I was fortunate to meet this beautiful humanitarian, Gelila Bekele, when I was in New York recently.  What a light she is... and what wonderful work she is doing.  At 31 years she's founded 80 schools in Ethiopa.  And she is sure to help us understand that the founding is just the beginning.  It's the sustaining that makes true impact.

When I told her about our work with Women Like Us...she totally got it.  We can't just drop in and do a little...we stick with the women we support and do what we can.  Our support is ongoing...that's how you get it done, girls!

My daughter Catt sat down for a full interview, you can read it HERE on The Catt Walk.

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Sonia's Dissent...

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.

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Understanding the Need for Gender Equality in Education

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.

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The era of the ERA - Shadow Hearing Held on the Equal Rights Amendment with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

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.

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WIN Lunch and Shopping with Catt Sadler

BID ON CHARITY BUZZ- ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT

FUNDS GO TO WOMEN LIKE US FOUNDATION

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In the spirit of honoring strong women, spend the afternoon with Catt Sadler at The Grove Los Angeles! You’ll enjoy a lovely lunch at Laduree Restaurant and then get to shop with Catt with a $1000 gift certificate,  complements of The Grove LA. Not only will you have the opportunity to hear about her efforts empowering women and her fight for equal pay for all, but tap into her fashion and beauty expertise as you shop together. 

Catt Sadler is a three-time Emmy-winning journalist with twenty years of on-air experience. She is well renowned for her work on E! Entertainment where she spent more than a decade contributing to E! News as co-host, E! News Weekend as co-host, Daily Pop as the host, Live From E!  as the host and panelist and a myriad of network specials as the host. She's also a fixture on the red carpet covering high-caliber events and interviewing celebrities during awards season. This season she co-hosted the Vanity Fair Oscars Party show seen ‘round the world.

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Carla Dirlikov Canales: The Mezzo-Soprano Behind Hear Her Song

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.

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