The United State of Women


In June 2016, the White House Council on Women & Girls brought together 5,000 changemakers from all over the country for the first-ever United State of Women summit. But it wasn't the first gathering of its kind. Cristen and Caroline discuss the inspirational highlights of the summit and trace its origins to the 1977 National Women's Conference that put long overdue human rights front and center.

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Episode Sources:

"Sisters of '77: The Road to the Conference" http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sistersof77/conference.html

"Sisters of '77: The Women" http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sistersof77/women.html

"The National Women's Conference in Houston, 1977" http://www.jofreeman.com/photos/IWY1977.html

"Quindlen: Out of the Skyboxes" http://www.newsweek.com/quindlen-out-skyboxes-103507

More About the United State of Women Summit:

"Obama's Legacy for Women Shows a Feminist President Is Not Enough." New York. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/evaluating-obamas-legacy-women.html

"The United State of W"omen" http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/

"The Pillars" http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/topics/

"Remarks by the President" https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/14/remarks-president-united-states-women-summit

"Today We'll Change Tomorrow: Lessons From the United State of Women Summit." Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/under30network/2016/06/20/today-well-change-tomorrow-lessons-from-the-white-house-state-of-women-summit/#6bca6c20556d

"The White House Council on Women and Girls" https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg

Topics in this Podcast: feminism, White House, gender, history, women in the workplace