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Vision 2020 Blog

Vision 2020 leaders, delegates, donors, supporters, allies and friends are actively advancing our shared agenda of economic, political and social equality for women. Check back often or subscribe to see what we are doing, be inspired and get involved.

3 Hopeful Stats for American Business Women’s Day

Sep 18, 2017

Working for women’s equality is rewarding, but I have to admit that it’s not easy to remain positive all the time. With American Business Women’s Day this month (celebrated each year on September 22), here are some statistics that inspire further action and focus.

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Women's Equality Day 2017

A Toast, a Scavenger Hunt, and a Woman Born in 1920

Sep 06, 2017

How Vision 2020 celebrated National Women's Equality Day

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women in business

What to Do About the "Boys' Club" in Business

Aug 10, 2017

Although women began pouring into the workforce more than 40 years ago, only a handful have made it all the way to the top of corporate America.

The latest on where we are today, where we ought to be, and how we can get there.

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Alice Paul toasts the 19th Amendment

Raise Your Glass to the Suffragists

Jul 06, 2017

I take a moment each August 26 – National Women’s Equality Day – to reflect on the tenacity of the suffragists. This year, I encourage you to join me in a unified salute to the suffragists. You can participate in three ways.

 

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"Maybe We Need a Queen as President": A Q&A with Mark Steinman

Jun 13, 2017

Is Vision 2020 women-only? Of course not. Men are important partners in the pursuit of gender equality.

We recently spoke with Mark Steinman, who sits on our National Leadership Circle. In this Q&A, Mark shares his reasons for becoming involved in Vision 2020 and why he feels men should be just as involved as women in the fight for gender equality. 

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Year of the Woman

The Lasting Benefits of Running for Office

Jun 13, 2017

This year marks the 25th anniversary of "The Year of the Woman," when a record number of women, including Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel, ran for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Now, a quarter of a century later, women's interest in public office is increasing once again.

Lynn's personal experience as a U.S. Senate candidate in "The Year of the Woman" 25 years ago changed her life in many ways. Although she narrowly lost the general election and was not one of those 28 new women in Congress in 1992, everything she has done since has benefited from that unforgettable adventure.

Read Lynn's five reasons encouraging women to run for office.

Read my five reasons encouraging women to run for office.

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HERstory Hunt Pilot collage

Introducing the HERstory Hunt, A Women's History Scavenger Hunt

May 26, 2017

One of Vision 2020's goals is to educate youth about the contributions of women throughout history. As one strategy to achieve that goal, Vision 2020 created the HERstory Hunt, a hands-on women's history scavenger hunt that seeks to teach girls and boys to go beyond the traditional telling of history to find the underrepresented voices of the past, and especially to find the places where women have served as leaders or important historical figures.

To test-run the HERstory Hunt, Vision 2020 recently teamed up with two national parks and two Girls on the Run chapters.

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50 50 Day Panel Speakers

What We Heard on 50/50 Day

May 24, 2017

May 10th marked the first-ever 50/50 Day, a global awareness day to spark discussions and action around gender equality. More than 11,000 50/50 Day events took place across 63 countries worldwide. In the U.S., every state participated -- with many programs sponsored by Vision 2020 Delegates -- and in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 was the host of 50/50 Day.

As part of Vision 2020 50/50 Day, we held a film screening of 50/50 -- a mini-documentary about the history of women in leadership -- followed by a panel discussion featuring top business and government leaders. In a candid exchange, the panelists shared insights and advice that we believe every woman (and man) should hear.

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Blondell Reynolds Brown and Lynn Yeakel

"Favorite City on Earth": Refinery29 Recognizes Philadelphia for Vision 2020 50/50 Day Resolution

May 17, 2017

As part of 50/50 Day in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 teamed up with Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown of Philadelphia City Council. The councilwoman, who participated on a panel of business and government leaders, brought with her an official resolution proclaiming May 10 as 50/50 Day throughout Philadelphia — the only major U.S. city to make such a declaration.

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