Thursday, July 23, 2009
Did you know that research shows that by the age of 13, 53% of American girls are unhappy about their bodies and that by age 17, 78% are dissatisfied? These statics are disturbing the Media is portraying very powerful and sometimes subconscious messages that we are given as women about how we should look and who we should be in our culture.
Well, I am blowing the whistle on the Media and all the misguided women who try and tell us who we are! During my professional travels I have met with many old school friends who live all over the world and have very successful lives. I also learned that we can still sit down and give detailed stories from their past that had brought down their self esteem, from eating lunch in the bathroom when the “popular” kids did not save you a seat at lunch, being laughed at on body issues when your growing into a women, to having one girl turn a whole group of friends on you based on gossip and lies.
Well I am here to tell you, that at the time it did hurt when you were in those situations and I am not going to lie and say it didn’t hurt if you ignored it. But listen Young Ladies, you will get past it and there is a whole world to conquer out there that goes WAY beyond the politics of High School.
I am here as an example and I have so much compassion for young women whose self esteem suffers from the Media, friends and life. I have to do something about it and I am, please support or attend the first ever National Young Women’s Conference, October 24th in Washington DC.
I have surveyed over 100 young women and the conference will focus on their 7 top topics from improving self esteem to peer pressure. The goal is to have each girl walk away with the tools to combat these issues and be inspired by the women speakers who have been through the same experiences. This will end with a mentor reception where young girls can connect with these women and build a relationship that goes far beyond this one day conference.
The Young Women National Conference (www.ywnc.net) will truly change the lives of 200 young women. In order to do this I need your help. I would like the cost of registration to be under $30 per person, and I need to raise the money to pay for the meals and logistics of the program. Please let me know if you, your company or your friends company may be interested in becoming a sponsor.
Also you too as an individual can help by donating the $25 fee for a young woman to attend, just go to the home page and click on donate now through Pay Pal, every little bit will help! This is your opportunity to make a difference in a young girl’s life.
More information is at www.ywnc.net
Erica I. Parkhurst
President & Founder
The Young Women’s National Conference
f: 989 708 8931
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Senior Program Coordinator Position at Corporate Accountability International
Senior Program Coordinator – World Bank & Wate For more than 30 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like GE, Nestlé, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten public health, the environment and our democracy. Today our campaigns challenge the dangerous practices of some of the world’s most powerful industries. Think Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water marketing and defends the human right to water in the face of increasing corporate control. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease, and our campaign Challenging Big Tobacco is blocking industry interference in health policies that protect our kids.
The Senior Program Coordinator will lead an organizing strategy to pressure the World Bank to change its policies on water privatization, as part of our Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water. This staff leader will identify advocates for public water services and systems; monitor and map World Bank structures and decision makers; and develop and carry out tactics to build the power necessary to change World Bank policies.
• Set, prepare for and hold dozens of in-person meetings with targeted
people, including economists, academics, policymakers and other
• Develop in-depth understanding of the World Bank and water
• Help develop effective ongoing strategies and tactics, and regularly
evaluate progress against campaign objectives.
• Develop tools to challenge the World Bank’s support of water
privatization with targeted audiences.
• Foster relations and coordinate strategy with allied groups.
• Facilitate communication with Corporate Accountability
International’s membership on issues related to the World Bank and
corporate control of water.
• Maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files, records and
• Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign activities.
• Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability, with a global
• At least eight years experience as a full-time staff person in a
progressive social change organization, including experience with
corporate campaigning and/or international organizing.
• Demonstrated ability to manage organizing and research projects and
• Experience presenting complex information in language accessible to
a variety of audiences.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Enthusiasm for national and international travel.
• Familiarity with international financial institutions a plus.
• Fluency in Spanish a plus.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The Senior Program Coordinator is accountable to the
SALARY RANGE: $39,600 - $46,800 depending on experience, with an
excellent benefits package.
LOCATION: Campaign Headquarters, Boston. Open to D.C.-based person
commuting to Boston as needed.
TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, résumé and three to five
references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization.
People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
NCoC Seeks Communications Director:
National Conference on Citizenship seeking Communications Director
Please send resume/CV and cover letter to David B. Smith at email@example.com
Founded in 1946 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the
National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a leader in promoting our
nation’s civic life. We track, measure and advocate civic participation
and engagement in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan,
collaborative basis. We focus on ways to enhance history and civics
education, encourage national and community service, and promote
greater participation in the political process. Through our programs,
research, and reports, NCoC defines modern citizenship.
Many distinguished Americans have been involved with the growth and
development of the NCoC over the years including Presidents Harry S.
Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justices Earl Warren and
Warren Burger. The roster of board members, advisors and guest speakers
at NCoC events represent a diverse spectrum of leaders from across
government, industry, academia, community and nonprofit organizations
and the media; people like Senators Robert Byrd and Lamar Alexander,
Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Bryer, philanthropists Ray
Chambers and Eugene Lang, authors David McCullough and Walter Isaacson,
scholars Robert Putnam and Stephen Goldsmith, MTV’s Ian Rowe, ABC’s
Cokie Roberts, AOL’s Jean Case, Facebook’s Sean Parker, former Clinton
Administration advisor William Galston and former Bush Administration
advisor John Bridgeland.
NCoC seeks an established public relations professional with at
least 3 years experience in communications and news media relations,
ideally in connection with some aspects of public service and civic
engagement. Demonstrable skills should include: outstanding writing
abilities, an understanding of the news media in all its facets,
experience in pitching media outlets, message development, blog
outreach, e-newsletters, computer literacy (MS Office), and Web 2.0
knowledge – personal blogging experience and established relationships
with reporters a plus.
Duties will include: strategic outreach to the news media to increase
exposure of NCoC’s mission and programs, expanding NCoC’s web presence
and relationship with the blogging community; utilizing NCoC’s networks
of supporters and thought leaders to build brand awareness; and
serving, along with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, as a
spokesperson for NCoC.
The position is based in Washington DC. Salary range: commensurate with experience.
Communications Department Assistant Account Executive
M+R Strategic Services, a national public
affairs firm, is looking for a junior public relations professional to join our
communications team. M+R's experienced, award-winning communications division
includes former journalists, non-profit insiders and PR pros with years of
political and issue campaign, policy, and media relations experience. We are
looking to fill this full-time position in our Washington, D.C.
M+R's communications team works with
today's leading non-profits and other mission focused organizations on some of
the most critical social issues of today: helping to end breast cancer;
reforming our transportation system; making our food safe; strengthening client
protection in microfinance; promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy;
stopping pollution; curbing tobacco use; increasing voter turnout; and ending
genocide and torture in Darfur. M+R's communications team and clients will
stretch your creativity in developing new strategies for causes that matter.
The Assistant Account Executive position
is an opportunity to break into a top public affairs firm with responsibilities
that range from media relations and strategic campaign support to
communications research and client relations assistance. M+R offers
an exciting, fast-paced environment and we are looking for a strong team player
who has the drive and diligence to provide critical support to account teams.
1-2 Years of professional communications experience — preferably in a
campaign or other political setting; Proven interest in social issues; PR
experience is also desirable; Strong writing and presenting skills coupled with creative and strategic
thinking; Proven media relations aptitude (including feature stories, expert positioning,
op-eds) with both national and regional media; Experience performing basic PR tasks (media lists, media monitoring); Strong computer skills (i.e. excel, PowerPoint) and web 2.0 proficiency is a plus; Proven
ability to multi-task and work within a team environment. To apply send resumes and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Press is hiring a Media Director :
Free Press is hiring a Media Director in our Washington, DC office. If you or someone you know is interested in this terrific opportunity please see the job description and application instructions below. Thismposition is open now and we’re eager to find our next Free Presser as soon as possible. We welcome any good leads. Thanks in advance for helping us spread the word:
The Media Director is responsible for advancing Free Press' mission and goals andwill work to build recognition and credibility of the organization. With otherFP staff s/he will create and implement a strategic, multi-faceted mediarelations program that will build and maintain relationships with journalistsand producers; book interviews and prepare spokespeople for media appearances;write press releases and advisories; develop talking points and hone messaging on key issues. The Media Director will maintain quality control in all print, online, video, and in-person publications and presentations. This job requires a flexible schedule including long hours and some evening and weekend work. Occasional domestic travel required. This position reports to the executive director.
Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to improve the quality and accessibility of media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications. Founded in 2002, Free Press is the largest media reform organization in the United States, with half a million activists and nearly 40 staff working in offices in Washington, D.C. and Northampton, Mass. We area hard-working, fun-loving, creative and collaborative workplace. We seek employees who thrive in a fast-paced environment, who are critical thinkers, adept problem solvers, accomplished project managers and who will help build on our solid track record of success. Details and downloadable job description are available here: http://www.freepress.net/node/61844
To Apply: Send an e-mail to Kate McKenney
Please include the following:
a cover letter describing why you are interested in this work, summarizing why you should be considered for this job, and identifying your salary history. your résumé telephone and e-mail contact information for three employment references.
This information must be embedded into the e-mail (and not submitted as an attachment).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed as they are
received and this position will remain open until filled. Applicants of interest to the search committee will be contacted directly. Due to anticipated volume of applications, please do not contact us to inquire about your status.
We will acknowledge receipt of your application.
Free Press is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse work
force, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position. We strongly
encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities,
and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Free Press comprises two separate corporate entities, Free Press and Free Press
Action Fund. Both entities share the same overall mission, office space, and
employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under
the name "Free Press."
- I AmERICA
- Update: I left the political life in DC behind, moved to Chicago and joined the corporate world at Groupon. And now life has changed forever as I am a new mama of Mateo!!!!!!! I need advice all the time so I am starting this blog to get it:) past info.... I was born in raised in Michigan; I have a passion to help the economy back home. I am in DC learning how to do that and advocating for my Michigan home and family. I was in a boat crash that should have been fatal but God protected me and now I am not wasting my second chance at life. I believe that Leadership is taking action. If I say I am going to do something I do it no matter what. My family is everything to me and I surround myself with friends who inspire me. I am a young conservative woman; I like fashion, beauty and appreciate gentlemen who hold the door for me. I also support women and think we need more as CEO's and Political Leaders. Yes, you can be conservative and for women so that is why I am going to blog. If you are the same way then get your voice out there too at this website!