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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.

Mike Pence and Freedom Caucus

Then and Now: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Apr 12, 2017

Women continue to be left out of important meetings among leaders. I asked this question 30 years ago and am still asking it today: "What's wrong with this picture?"

 

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Turning Passion Into Action

Mar 16, 2017

Although Women’s History Month has been celebrated for more than 30 years, this year feels a little different, in a good way. Now that we have woken up, where can we channel all this energy for activism?

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50/50 in 2020

Mar 09, 2017

The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), an Allied organization of Vision 2020, asked community leaders to share their thoughts on Women's History Month and the work that still needs to be done. Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel was one of AJLI's featured contributors.

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Acting together for positive change - that is collective impact

Feb 10, 2017

If we can’t wait another 100 years to see women holding half of the top positions in government, now is the time for women to act like the majority we are. As the largest demographic group in America, women can have serious political clout — if more of us register, vote and run for office.

In an ambitious effort to bring about political parity for women, Vision 2020 and key Allied Organizations have decided to augment the impact of our separate actions to take action together.

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Play Like a Girl Event features Olympians and Vision 2020 National Delegate

Feb 01, 2017

Vision 2020 National Delegate Pat Pierce was among the speakers when United State of Women and Play Like a Girl celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day with an Empowerment Forum in Nashville, TN on February 1.

Several Olympic athletes participated, as did Mary O’Connor, president and CEO of the WMBA Dallas Wings.

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Vision 2020 sets goal: 100% turnout of women voters in 2020

Jan 30, 2017

TV cameras rolled as Vision 2020 announced a monumental goal in its campaign for gender equality: 100% turnout of eligible women voters in the November 2020 national election.

The announcement capped a day-long strategy session involving leaders of two dozen national organizations allied with Vision 2020 in the effort to bring about political parity for women.

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Four Florida power women lend expertise to Vision 2020 events

Jan 22, 2017

The decision to hold a Vision 2020 National Congress in 2018-19 gained a champion to start the planning process. And a recent convening of Vision 2020 and key Allies to increase the participation of women in politics gained an experienced facilitator.

Both commitments came out of a January 7 meeting in Florida. Vision 2020 Founder and President Lynn Yeakel met with two National Delegates, Sarah Owen and Samira Beckwith, Leadership Circle member Deborah Brittain and Speakers Bureau member Dawn-Marie Driscoll.

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Women Changing the City include Vision 2020 supporters

Jan 10, 2017

Vision 2020 supporters were at the podium and on the dais at the recent “Women Changing the City” event presented by the Center City Proprietors Association at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Billed as a panel discussion among women leaders about creating and inspiring change, the event was moderated by Susan Buehler, chief communications officer at PJM Interconnection and a member of the Vision 2020 communications team.

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