Tying Up Loose Ends

Oct 10 2011 Published by under Feminist Musings

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Tomorrow I hit the road (more accurately the sky) for the second Vision2020 Congress in Chicago. Last year's event featured a lot of talk about the lack of women leaders in many areas of US life. This year promises more work. We delegates all started action projects in the past 12 months, and we will gather in groups to contemplate our own work and the national goals of the Congress:

  1. Achieve pay equity, so that equal pay for equal work will be the norm in America
  2. Increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in American life to reflect the workforce talent pool and demographics
  3. Educate employers about the value of policies and practices that enable men and women to share fairly their family responsibilities
  4. Educate new generations of girls and boys to respect their differences and to act on the belief that America is at its best when leadership is shared and opportunities are open to all
  5. Mobilize women in America to vote, with particular emphasis on a record-setting turnout in 2020, the centennial of the 19th Amendment

I will live-tweet the events of the Congress; follow @EqualityInSight, the official twitter account for the program for more accounts of the action.

Today I am tying up loose ends. I will get in a work-out before I pack. Most important, I will overnight all the signed and notarized forms for the sale of the old homestead. Yes, we will finally be down to a single house!

Enjoy your week, and please consider giving to my DonorsChoose page. It's heartbreaking that teachers must ask for our support for pencils, chairs, whiteboards, and other basics.

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