‘Why the Wall Street bull sculptor wants the ‘Fearless Girl’ put out to pasture’
“We continue to be grateful to the City of New York and people around the world who have responded so enthusiastically to what the Fearless Girl represents….. The power and potential of having more women in leadership”, State Street spokeswoman Anne McNally said. See news article in The Boston Globe by Beth Healy: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/04/12/fearless-girl-legal-fight-with-charging-bull/JreiRjgB9eAexurFWeRzFM/story.html?s_campaign=email_BG_TodaysHeadline&s_campaign
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Sarah Zorn Finishes Tenure as First Female Commander at U.S. Military Academy, the Citadel
May 20, 2019: The Citadel, the military academy which was forced to admit women after a 1995 Supreme Court ruling, selected it's first female regimental commander last year. Sarah Zorn's time as the first woman to lead 2,400 cadets is documented in a photo essay by Alyssa Schukar. Women now make up 10% of the student body.See more: I Serve as a Stepping Stone (nytimes.com)
A Cultural Shift Is Helping Keep Talented Mothers in the U.S. Navy
May 15, 2019: Lt. Cmdr. Karen Sankes-Ritland never imagined life outside the military.But more than a decade into her career, the strains of family life and a dual-military household were taking a toll. Something had to change. She needed a break. But she didn't want to leave the Navy. So after her fourth child's arrival in 2016, she took advantage of a program that lets enlisted sailors and officers take a sabbatical. For a year, she was a stay-at-home mom.
Blue Helmets: Model for Global Partnership
May 13, 2019: Retno LP Marsudi, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, delivered a speech touching upon the importance of female peacekeepers on May 7 at the United Nations Security Council. Minister Marsudi noted that "investing in women equals investing in peace. Female peacekeepers are more effective in winning the hearts and minds of local populations;providing comfort for those traumatized by conflicts.