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Author Anne Doyle Speaks of “Springboard Moment” for Women

April 10th 2019

Author Anne Doyle Speaks of “Springboard Moment” for Women (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2019) Three generations of women have experienced gender stereotypes and inequalities in different ways, and “Powering Up” author Anne Doyle spent a recent Friday morning speaking to a room of female civic leaders and the people who encourage them about how […]

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards

September 28th 2018

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- The first column Rochelle Riley ever wrote was for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, KY.  In it she called out city leaders for failing to honor hometown icon Muhammad Ali by letting his boyhood home deteriorate and […]

Female Leaders Share Advice at Lathrup Village Luncheon

September 10th 2018

Female Leaders Share Advice at Lathrup Village Luncheon (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 10, 2018) Lathrup Village, MI- Lathrup Village Councilperson Donna Stallings urged women to be “BOLD.” “Bend but don’t break. Own our power. Be a Legacy Leader. And Dominate whatever your calling is,” she said. Stallings was part of a luncheon panel on Friday […]

MML #3: Sixteen Percent of City Managers are Women…

April 3rd 2018

  MML #3: Sixteen Percent of City Managers are Women, 16/50 Project Aims for Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2018) Lansing, Ferndale, Northville, Huntington Woods, MI-  In spite of being 50% of the population, women make up only  16% of  those in City/Village Manager positions. At their recent Capital Conference, the Michigan Municipal League […]

Nonpartisan Training for Women Interested in Running for Office April 14

March 29th 2018

Nonpartisan Training for Women Interested in Running for Office April 14  Troy, MI – If you are running for office now or in the future please join us Saturday, April 14 from 8:30am-1pm at Troy School Service Center 4420 Livernois, Troy. $30 registration fee includes light refreshments at check in and casual lunch. Political Consultant Christy […]

Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop Oct. 7 for Parents and Youth

September 10th 2017

Trans Youth Empowerment Workshop Oct. 7 for Parents and Youth Farmington Hills, MI – On Oct. 7, 2017 Stand with Trans will host a day of workshops for transgender youth and parents at the Orchard United Methodist Church 30450 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Reserve your space by contacting roz@standwithtrans.com and put “Save my […]

FREE Workshop for Women Starting Social Venture Enterprises Aug. 16

August 7th 2017

FREE Workshop for Women Starting Social Venture Enterprises Aug. 16 EmpowerHER, a partnership between Ford Motor Company Fund and Michigan Women’s Foundation, will offer a continuum of programs and services to women (and a few good men) wishing to start or grow Social Venture Enterprises. Social entrepreneurship responds to a social need – fixing a […]

Mardi Bras Party to Collect Items for Homeless Women Feb 9

December 30th 2015

Mardi Bras Party to Collect Items for Homeless Women Feb 9 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6 PM – 9 PM The Loving Touch 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Celebrate Mardi Bras by giving to women in need in our communities while celebrating Mardi Gras at The Loving Touch. Cover […]

Feminism in Ferndale and Beyond: NOW’s New Discussion Group

October 1st 2011

The Love Your Mind discussion centered around a Huffington Post article called “Gloria to Liz Lemon: How Pop Culture is Producing Today’s Feminist Icons.” The article praised the author’s picks for contemporary feminist icons – including Tina Fey, Christina Aguilera, Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer, Gwen Stefani, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama. NOW members and guests debated the writer’s choices.

Levin Launches Women’s History Month Essay Competition

March 13th 2011

Students are invited to submit essays between 250 and 500 words by March 28 through Congressman Levin’s congressional Web site (www.house.gov/levin/womenshistory.shtml). Students are asked to submit an essay identifying a woman that inspires them. They are welcome to write on a historical figure, a contemporary figure or someone in their own families.