Dear Friend, Today, International Women’s Day, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation commends the millions of women and men across the state, country and world who are sharing their strength by participating in a #DayWithoutAWoman. By striking, marching, supporting women- and minority-owned businesses, donating to women’s organizations and #wearingred, we are building a collective voice in support of […]
EQUAL PAY DAY: APRIL 8, 2014 The simple truth about the gender pay gap is that it still exists in nearly every occupation, in every state. It hasn’t budged in a decade: full-time, year-round women workers are paid 77 percent of what men are paid, despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was passed […]
Landya McCafferty Sworn in as judge for the U.S. District Court in Concord – the first woman to hold the job
Congratulations to Justice Landya McCafferty for being the first woman in New Hampshire to be a judge for the U.S. District Court in Concord. It was described as “the last of the firsts” for women in our state’s government. Check out the full article in the Concord Monitor here.
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, and it’s long over due! New Hampshire (as well as Pennsylvania) has introduced Equal Pay bills! After learning about — and sharing with everyone we know, thanks to our Gender Matters series — just how relevant an issue the wage gap still is, this is pretty exciting news for […]
The Shriver Reports, spearheaded by Maria Shriver, have become important and respected documents that give us a contemporary look at women in our society today. The latest report was released Sunday! Click Here for the Full Report!
NHWI Commends the NH House in Passing HB 501, Reestablishing a State Hourly Minimum Wage in New Hampshire
April 12, 2013 Chairman Andy Sanborn Senate Commerce Committee State House Room 302 107 N. Main Street Concord, NH 03301 RE: HB 501 Dear Chairman Sanborn: I am writing to you today in my capacity as the Chair of the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative (NHWI). The NHWI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2011, […]
Working French women, backed by generous government policies, enjoy a reputation for ‘having it all.’ But that may not mean what Americans might think. Do French women need feminism? By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer, Bastien Inzaurralde, Correspondent / January 8, 2013 PARIS — When ex-model and former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy made comments […]
Here’s What I Think: New Hampshire Citizens speak on gender equality. “Being the first state in history to have five women in top governmental positions will have its influence far beyond the political arena. It sends a private message to the public and private sectors that it is time to disintegrate the glass ceiling. Women […]
This Election Day, New Hampshire became first state with an all-woman delegation and a woman governor. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte were joined by U.S. Representative-elects Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter last night to become the nation’s first ever all-female delegation. Maggie Hassan becomes the nation’s only female Democrat governor.
We are delighted to announce the panelists for this Friday’s Miss Representation post-film Q&A: Sharron McCarthy, Barbara MacLeod, and Virginia Prescott, moderated by Robin A. Comstock! Read their full (and impressive!) bios below, and join us this Friday, November 2nd at The Music Hall: Read more and download new event poster below: