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Empowerment Comes Full Circle

Friday, June 17, 2016

Perhaps the number one take away coming out of last week’s Empowered Women leadership retreat — mantra #OwnYourPower — is that we are in control of our own destinies. That’s a little cliche to write as if it were profound but, it means nothing if you don’t actually believe it — and take action. Whether […]

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7 Tools to Own Your Power and Your Purpose

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse I recently had the privilege of speaking to an amazing audience of women as part of the first ever Empowered Women #OwnYourPower leadership retreat – a day-long program that brought together a broad range of speakers from start-up proDonna Harris at 1776, to those working on new business models across […]

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Empowered Women Launches National Advisory Board

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Eight innovative business, tech and advocacy leaders join organization WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2016 – Today, Empowered Women, an independent, 501(c)3 organization launched its national advisory board of innovative leaders with deep experience in government and public policy, technology and media. Empowered Women gives a voice to a bold new generation of American women–the leaders […]

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Poverty: A Path Forward

Friday, March 25, 2016

On Wednesday, March 16 we hosted a bold and powerful discussion on Capitol Hill about poverty and opportunity for women in the new economy. Speakers included Congressman Diane Black, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Aparna Mathur of AEI and John Hart of Opportunity Lives. Watch the entire session below and see what Representatives Diane Black and Jackie […]

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An Ode to Yelp Girl

Friday, February 26, 2016

Have you heard about Yelp girl? As is the trend, former Yelp employee Talia Jane aired her grievances to her CEO in an open letter on Medium. The letter was followed by a scathing rebuttal lamenting Talia Jane’s “millennial whining” and her entitlement, lack of work ethic and poor financial choices. Like any true millennial, […]

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Albright & Steinem: My generation believes in political choice

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The primaries are in full swing for the 2016 election cycle and Democratic candidates are fighting tooth and nail for women voters. In Iowa, women 29 and younger voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders, by a stunning margin of roughly 6 to 1. No amount of Katy Perry performances, Lena Dunham campaign sweaters or selfies with […]

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Reflecting on the Past: Suffragette’s Bearing on Women Today

Monday, November 30, 2015

Empowered Women and its network assembled at E Street Cinema for a screening of the awe-inspiring film Suffragette, a film based in early 20th Century Britain that chronicles the plight of a group of women who were willing to make enormous sacrifices in the fight for women’s equality—specifically the right to vote. One thing is […]

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We Can Do Better Than “Lead Parent”

Thursday, October 29, 2015

I missed Anne-Marie Slaughter’s talk to take care of my sick baby. That’s the point. By Mindy Finn, President & Founder of Empowered Women Work and family demands led me to skip two hot-ticket events a few weeks back, but I was determined to attend Anne-Marie Slaughter’s talk about her book “Unfinished Business.” Then, our […]

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The Myth of the 4-Year College Miracle

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Last week, Empowered Women put on a fabulous event featuring some awesome female role models in business, communications and entrepreneurship. One of the prevailing topics of conversation revolved around higher education, student loan debt and what reforms are needed. While those on the Left push strongly for government funded higher education, there’s a popular message […]

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The Recap: Hacking the New Economy

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thank you for tuning into Hacking the New Economy–in person and online. Several of you have shared that you left more inspired, informed and well-networked. Mission accomplished! In case you missed part of the discussion, check out the video here. Please continue to share feedback and ideas. We will expand our women and the new […]

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