Month: May 2011

Shifting the Debate: Women & the Economy

How does women’s empowerment impact national and global economies? While statements like “invest in women” have become trendy to throw around, what do they actually mean? Zainab Salbi, President of Women for Women International appeared on Bloomberg’s “InBusiness With Margaret Brennan” to answer just that question. I think their conversation does an excellent job of …

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Strauss-Kahn: Powerful Men & the Women Who Defend Them

Very little surprised me about IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s attempted rape of a New York hotel maid, and even less shocked me about his sketchy record on harassing women. Hello, can we say rich-white-male-power-entitlement-issues? Apparently Strauss-Kahn’s “woman problem” was an open secret amongst journalists, especially female ones. His reputation was even celebrated and excused in France …

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