Monthly Archives: April 2011

Call for Stories: What is Your Relationship With Fashion and Body Image?

This intersection between the fashion and beauty industries and self expression and/or body image is one that I am really struggling with. Personally, I am secure enough in my sense of self and body image that I can enjoy fashion — especially shopping and picking out outfits, occasionally magazines or trend-following — as a hobby […]

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Women Money Power Summit Recap

I spent Friday and Saturday in Washington, DC at the Women Money Power Summit hosted by the Feminist Majority and YWCA USA. There were actually two conferences I considered attending this weekend, the other being the Civil Leadership & Public Policy (CLPP) 30th anniversary conference in Amherst, MA. I chose the Women Money Power Summit for two reasons. First, I decided it would be easier to get to and around DC than Amherst, especially since I don’t drive. Secondly, I made a guess that Women Money Power might be more action-oriented, where CLPP might be more theoretical. Did I make the right decision? There is no way for me to know that. There certainly have been some amazing tweets coming out of the CLPP conference. That said, I had a wonderful time in DC at the summit. The agenda was fairly inclusive and broad-based, the attendees ranged widely in age and race (but not gender — I saw virtually no male attendees). As I anticipated, the conference definitely had an actualizing air to it. Many workshops were focused on how what could be done immediately and in the near future on many of the issues that were discussed. I will recap below the sessions I attended and what I learned each day.

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Women, Money, Power Summit

I am in DC through Saturday evening to attend the Women, Money, Power summit. I am very excited to be at this conference. I will be live-tweeting throughout the summit, and as usual I will post a recap afterwards. Conference info here. Follow me on Twitter @jboschan. Share this:

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