Author Anne Doyle Speaks of “Springboard Moment” for Women

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

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

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…

  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…

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

  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…

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

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…

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

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…

Knitting Circle Combines Crafting, Learning & Funding Feminist Causes

Knitting Circle Combines Crafting, Learning & Funding Feminist Causes (Leslie Ellis, Jan. 21, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Members of the Ladies Knitting Circle and Resistance League kept their eyes on their needles and their ears on their guest speaker during their most recent knitting night. Re-energized by the country’s current political climate and ready to…

Knitting Circle Combines Crafting, Learning & Funding Feminist Causes

Knitting Circle Combines Crafting, Learning & Funding Feminist Causes (Leslie Ellis, Jan. 21, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Members of the Ladies Knitting Circle and Resistance League kept their eyes on their needles and their ears on their guest speaker during their most recent knitting night. Re-energized by the country’s current political climate and ready to…

Party Chairs Barnett and Mungioli Share Wisdom with Women

Party Chairs Barnett and Mungioli Share Wisdom with Women (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 17, 2018) Bloomfield Township, MI – In Oakland County, both the Republican and Democratic parties have a woman as the Chairperson.  This gave the members of the non-partisan Women Officials Network the chance learn from both Democratic Chair Vicki Barnett and Republican…