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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 […]

Auburn Hills offering Rape Aggression Defense Training Class for Women Feb. 9

February 1st 2019

Auburn Hills offering Rape Aggression Defense Training Class for Women Feb. 9 (event page) Auburn Hills, MI- Auburn Hills Police are hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD) on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 9am to 6pm.  This daylong class is for individuals with all abilities. Space is limited, register by contacting Officer Michelle […]

Young Ladies Learn about Business and Life from Day Trip to Cambridge Offices

November 12th 2018

  Young Ladies Learn about Business and Life from Day Trip to Cambridge Offices (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2018) Royal Oak, Ferndale, Southfield, Washington Twp, MI-  When you ask some kids what they want to do when they get older, some will pipe right away up with an answer. For example, Janese James wants […]

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 […]

Gloria Steinem: ‘The most radical tool we have is empathy’

March 24th 2018

Gloria Steinem: ‘The most radical tool we have is empathy’ (Leslie Ellis, March 24, 2018) Detroit, MI- Empathy was the word of the day when feminist icon Gloria Steinem spoke recently at Wayne State University – empathy for women, empathy for men, and empathy for perspectives different than our own. “The most radical tool we […]

Persistence of the Imagination Art Reception at Ferndale Library Feb. 22

February 8th 2018

Persistence of the Imagination Art Reception at Ferndale Library Feb. 22 FERNDALE, MI- Harkening the end of winter and ushering in Women’s History Month, “The Persistence of the Imagination” is a celebration of feminine courage and endurance, hosted at the Ferndale Library, Feb 11 – March 31. This exhibition brings together intuitive paintings and assemblage […]

Royal Oak Author Helps Girls be EmPOWERed, Book Event Nov. 19

November 11th 2016

Royal Oak Author Helps Girls be EmPOWERed, Book Event Nov. 19 (EVENT page) Detroit, MI – From cyberbullying to societal pressure, 21st century girls face challenges that generations before them may have never imagined. But they also have unlimited resources and opportunities to live powerfully. Rasheda Kamaria Williams, an award-winning mentor and chief empowering officer […]

What Happened, Miss Simone Free Screening in Troy March 16

February 26th 2016

What Happened, Miss Simone Free Screening in Troy March 16 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – Please join Oakland/Macomb NOW, along with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Northland Family Planning Centers, Mothering Justice, MI Lead, Young Democrats of Oakland County, and others in celebrating Women’s History Month with a FREE SCREENING of the Nina Simone documentary: […]

Girl Scouts Earn Bikes and Lesson in Building Them

December 7th 2015

Girl Scouts Earn Bikes and Lesson in Building Them (Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, Dec. 7, 2015) Some lucky Girl Scouts recently earned free bicycles—and they REALLY earned them! Ten Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors learned how to completely take bikes apart and rebuild them as part of the Youth Earn-A-Bike program at Back Alley Bikes […]

Invocation Recognizes Women’s Leadership

July 9th 2012

“Women’s voices need to be at the table, the kitchen, political, government, and negotiating table.
“We bring a different voice to the debate and one that should be heard and considered.
“As women leaders we need to…