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New Online Directory Launched to Promote Women Authors
WomenAuthorSpeakers.com connects women authors with organizations
Covington, KY—Business marketing and consulting agency, November Strategies, has launched WomenAuthorSpeakers.com, a new online directory connecting women authors with organizations that are looking for speakers for events and workshops. The new site offers exciting, talented authors who are experts in their field, as speakers to organizations. All speaking and travel arrangements are worked out independently between the author and the organization, thereby reducing red tape.
WomenAuthorSpeakers.com provides free listings for authors who can speak on a variety of subjects including women’s issues, leadership, public speaking, politics, business, domestic violence, girlfriendships, non-profit marketing, finance, education and health care. Featured author/speakers include former Vermont Governor, Madeleine Kunin, former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Deb Prichard, Gloria Feldt, Christine Jahnke, Mackey McNeill, Deb Sofield, Marti McGibbon, Kathy Groob, Dr. Judith Van Ginkel plus other distinguished women.
Consulting firm November Strategies, provides author and publishing services including helping women authors market their books. “Many women authors succeed in promoting their books through speaking engagements and readings, many of which are organized and booked by women,” says November Strategies partner and author of Pink Politics, Kathy Groob. “WomenAuthorSpeakers.com will help women who are not necessarily celebrities market their books to organization that are looking for interesting keynote speakers for their events.”
WomenAuthorSpeakers.com lists authors by category, providing background information about the author, her speech topics and her location. Most authors will travel throughout the United States and beyond. Women authors can receive and manage their free listing at http://womenauthorspeakers.com/speaker-registration/. Advertising opportunities and upgraded listings are available by contacting info@WomenAuthorSpeakers.com or 859-581-9002.
Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: “Raising Ms. President” Documentary Producers Seeking Funds to Complete Production 9 months, 3 weeks ago · View
By Kathy Groob, Founder ElectWomen – Film director Kiley Parker of Kentucky has been working for three years to film a story about why more women do not run for office and what’s being done to change that. Her documentary film project, Raising Ms. President , speaks directly to the younger generation of women about the positive impact [...]
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Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: When did St. Patrick’s day parades become so exclusive? 1 year, 1 month ago · View
Let me start by saying, “I’ve got Irish blood in me.” All my ancestors came across the pond on boats bound for American from their homeland of Ireland. Although I don’t partake in green beer and drunken buffoonery often synonymous with St. Patty’s Day, I enjoy the pipes, kilts and green parade festivities of St. [...]
When Did St. Patrick’s Day Parades Become so Exclusive? By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen.com – Let me start by saying, “I’ve got Irish blood in me.” All my ancestors came across the pond on boats bound for American from their homeland of Ireland. Although I don’t partake in green beer and drunken buffoonery often synonymous with St. Patty’s Day, I enjoy the pipes, kilts and green parade festivities of St. Patrick’s Day. Hey, it’s a day when we’re all Irish, right? Wrong.
In cities across America, parade organizers have excluded LGBT participants from marching, causing some women candidates to stay away from St. Patrick’s Day parades. Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley did not participate in the South Boston parade this year because of its “exclusion of LGBT groups.”
Read the full article here: http://electwomen.com/2013/03/when-did-st-patricks-day-parades-become-so-exclusive/
By Kathy Groob, Founder ElectWomen.com The other day was the final day of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as United States Secretary of State . She steps down as the President’s chief foreign affairs advisor with high praise and respect. Hoping to catch up on much needed rest and sleep, Secretary Clinton did not completely close the door to another [...]
It’s only golf. What’s the Fuss About Augusta National Excluding Women? By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine – It’s not politics, but in a way this type of open discrimination against women affects all women and reinforces negative stereotypes and the premise that women should be excluded from “certain things”. The controversy is driven by Augusta National [...]
Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: 51 women leaders join together for political parity 2 years, 1 month ago · View
Women’s Leadership Team Launches National Campaign To Double Number of Women in Politics By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine – Political Parity , a nonpartisan initiative of 51 women leaders, held a briefing and roundtable announcing a new national campaign to double the number of women in the U.S. House and Senate and among Governors. Leading the initiative are [...]
Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: How would a female presidential candidate fare if she had Newt’s fidelity problem? 2 years, 2 months ago · View
By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen Magazine Clearly the religious right doesn’t care about the sanctity of marriage as long as it’s between a man and a woman. When South Carolina Republicans voted overwhelmingly for Newt Gingrich on Saturday, they proved that infidelity and divorce, even multiple times, isn’t enough to keep a candidate out of the White House. [...]
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“Gender gap in political ambition is virtually the same as it was a decade ago.” – Lawless & Fox, 2012 By Kathy Groob KyForward contributor It’s not just Kentucky. With just 17% of the members of Congress representing the female gender, the United States has a systemic problem—there aren’t enough women serving in elected office. More than 50 [...]
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Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: The Brooke Ellison Story: A Lesson in ‘No Excuses’ for All of Us 2 years, 4 months ago · View
By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine -There aren’t enough women running for public office and among those women who might consider becoming a candidate, many do not because of time constraints, family obligations, fears of negative campaign attacks and a host of other reasons. For Brooke Ellison, obstacles did not deter her. She ran for the [...]
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By Kathy Groob, Publisher of ElectWomen Magazine - Tracy McCreery didn’t let her local Democratic Party shut her out of an opportunity to run in a special election that was held Tuesday to fill an open House seat in St. Louis County Missouri. No primary was scheduled when the House seat was vacated; it was left up to the [...]
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Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: Dealing with sexism in the media – Name it. Change it. 2 years, 6 months ago · View
In 2010 Name It. Change It.’s historic collaboration between She Should Run, the Women’s Media Center and Political Parity turned common political wisdom about how women should handle sexism in the media and in political attacks, upside down. Renowned pollster and consultant to countless women candidates, Celinda Lake, has stated: ‘If we had had this research [...]
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Kathy Groob wrote a new blog post: It’s no longer a disadvantage to be a woman candidate 2 years, 8 months ago · View
Research shows 2010 was a turning point for women candidates By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine When Barbara Lee began her research to study the relationship between gender and campaigns for women governors, it was 1998 and there was clear data showing that female candidates held a distinct disadvantage. Not so now, says Barbara Lee, after studying [...]
Being a woman candidate no longer a disadvantage – Research shows 2010 was a turning point for women candidates
By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine
When Barbara Lee began her research to study the relationship between gender and campaigns for women governors, it was 1998 and there was clear data showing that female candidates held a distinct disadvantage. Not so now, says Barbara Lee, after studying women’s gubernatorial campaigns for 12 years. She now believes 2010 was a turning point.
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation along with pollster and political strategist, Celinda Lake, have been tracking trends and data for women candidates for governor and saw marked differences in the 2010 results. “Women candidates in 2010 ran on a more level playing field than in past years,” said Barbara Lee Foundation founder and president, Barbara Lee.
Titled Turning Point, the changing landscape for women candidates, the Barbara Lee report showed that gender disadvantages women experienced in the past are fading. Being viewed favorably, honestly, ethically are now more important to the voters than a candidate’s gender the study found. “Women still face barriers, but they also showed distinct advantages of their male counterparts,” said Lee.
The Turning Point report offers point-by-point analyses of the findings as well as recommendations for women candidates. Female candidates can use their well-rounded business and life experiences, and their “ability to use everything”, to their advantage. Women are now perceived as “tough enough” as problem-solvers, crisis handlers, and having an advantage when it comes to honesty.
To read the full article, click http://electwomen.com/2011/07/26/no-longer-a-disadvantage-to-being-a-women-candidate/.
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