Tag Archives: young women

Take Action with MissRepresentation.org

The first event of the Amazing Women, Inspiring Stories speaking series left many people in the audience asking, “What’s next?” At the event, Dr. Kathy Magliato and Jennifer Siebel Newsom addressed how stereotypes about women have effected them personally, as well as in their careers.  They are not alone.  Many women are currently  combating sexist stereotypes in their lives.  [...]

It’s Time to Raise the Cost of Human Trafficking

By Daphne Phung, Executive Director & Founder of California Against Slavery This June, I went on a police undercover sting that targeted sex trafficking of girls in Oakland. What I saw was surreal. Young girls waiting at every street corner along the “track” to hop into cars with adult men, some old enough to be their grandfathers. [...]

Girls and Gangs Helps Girls Realize Potential for Greatness

Robyn Burleson, Intern, Women’s Foundation of California I recently spoke with Dawn Brown, Executive Director and CEO of Girls and Gangs, a Women’s Foundation of California’s grant partner. Girls and Gangs is an inspiring organization based in Southern California that provides support and mentorship to young girls involved in the juvenile justice system. In thinking [...]

Lifetime Television Celebrates Remarkable Women: Lateefah Simon

Our grant partners advance solutions related to economic prosperity, health, safety and leadership – from the fields of the Central Valley to the halls of the State Capitol. They do this through the strength of their strategies and their ability to work in partnership with others. They are dynamos like Lateefah Simon. She was just [...]

A Different Measure for Beauty

By guest blogger Emma Spencer, an 8th grade English teacher in Mountain View At the Sunday Streets event in San Francisco’s Mission District, a bright colored table staffed by two teen girls caught my eye.  Actually I think it might have been their t-shirts with pithy slogans that I noticed; these girls obviously had something [...]

Stop Blaming Young Women for Being Mothers

They make it sound like having a baby and your life is over. I had to leave; my principal or superintendent told me, “you can’t stay here while you are pregnant. You have to go to another school, because [the] pregnant school is required for pregnant people. The above comments are from young Latinas who [...]

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