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LizzLoves Women Money Power Summit April 8, 2011

The 3rd annual Women, Money, Power Summit kicked off this morning in Washington D.C. Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out! So DC locals, get your butts over there! And ladies with flexible schedules and a car, give it a go, because this galvanizing event is not to be missed!

 

Once you read the agenda, you may be driven by the diverse array of talks that will be featured on reproductive rights, anti-violence, gender equality, education or even politics. But you might also be inspired by what leaders such as Nancy Pelosi, Dolores Huerta and Shirin Ebadi have to say to bolster women leaders everywhere to keep fighting for their rights, for progress and for funding for programs that really effect change for women and youth.

 

I’m excited that such a powerful meeting of XX minds are coming together this weekend to make a difference. Sending good vibes to the women who are participating in the summit!

 

Tell me about which women’s issues you think lack funding and support. Share your thoughts in my comments section!

 

LizzLoves Dilma Rousseff November 3, 2010

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president

Brazil made history this past Sunday when they elected Dilma Rousseff as their new president. She is the first woman to hold this office in that nation. Time will only tell how she will use her leadership to better the country, but we can hope that little girls and young women in Brazil are inspired by her achievement. According to an article in k!dult, the prospect of empowering women and improving gender equality is rewarding to Rousseff, who said, “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say yes, women can.”

Obrigada, Dilma!

A few quick facts on Dilma:

  • She was a former energy minister for Brazil
  • According to CNN, “Rousseff is credited with the democratization of Brazil’s energy through a program called Luz Para Todos, “Light for All,” bringing electricity to poor farmers.”
  • Among her goals as president, she wants to focus on ending poverty and improving human rights
  • She is a member of Brazil’s Workers Party
  • In the 1960’s, Dilma was a left-wing guerilla fighter


 

 

 

LizzLoves…Reverend Monroe February 26, 2010

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Reverend Irene Monroe

I was raised as a Catholic and in many ways, that spiritual upbringing was a blessing. But,  even as a child,  there was something that didn’t sit right with me about my Church: the lack of female leadership. As I got older, that became a really big deal to me. I truly believe that women can and do make amazing and powerful spiritual leaders. I often wonder if I would have become a priest if women were allowed to and allowed to get married (being a nun just wouldn’t have cut it for me!).

I was doing research for an article recently and I discovered this amazing woman, Reverend Irene Monroe. This beautiful  and intellectual sistah spreads love, insight and  spirituality. She’s brave enough to speak her mind.  I love that she  not only promotes gender equality, but gender identity/sexual orientation tolerance as well.  I find that rare in certain spiritual communities, so I’m really touched by her messages. And, plus, look at her–she’s GLOWING!

Quakers believe that each of us holds the light of God within us. This woman’s light is burning bright!

Thank you, Reverend! You are an inspiration to women everywhere!