• Immigration; Cosby Accusations;<br>Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

    Immigration; Cosby Accusations;
    Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

    President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation. Over a dozen women allege Bill Cosby raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations Ms. magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated.

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  • The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

    The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

    Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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  • Women & Midterm Elections;<br>Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

    Women & Midterm Elections;
    Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

    How female voters and candidates shaped the midterm elections. Helpful policies can have unintended consequences. Melanne Verveer on why including women in peace negotiations will lead to a more secure world.

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  • Women & Midterm Elections;<br> Female Marines; Lean Together

    Women & Midterm Elections;
    Female Marines; Lean Together

    With women expected to play a huge role at the polls, how will female candidates perform? Women getting farther into the marines' infantry training courses, though not completing them. The Independent Women's Forum offers an alternative to the progressive agenda.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost ...

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TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch

TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is ...

Blog

For Women in Science

November 24, 2014 For Women in Science

by Cari Stein

To the Contrary Executive Producer

There is a gender gap in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  That fact is no surprise to our viewers.  To the Contrary has been reporting on the issue for years now. Not too long ago we discussed the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s findings that 15-year-old girls around the world, outperform boys in science – EXCEPT in the United States, Britain and Canada.

 

But what is surprising is that the gap is not  being closed in any appreciable way.  So what can be done?  One solution is to highlight successful women scientists, technology wizzes, engineers and mathematicians.   Even more powerful is when that is  coupled with mentorships.  Earlier this month the two came together as L’Oreal USA celebrated their 2014 For Women in Science Fellows. 

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Immigration; Bill Cosby; Ms. Magazine Awards

November 21, 2014 Immigration; Bill Cosby; Ms. Magazine Awards

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the immigration showdown, rape accusations against Bill Cosby, and the Ms. Magazine Wonder Awards and why Gloria Steinem says sexual assault can be eliminated.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist, Rina Shah; Former President Women’s Campaign Fund, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood


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Women's News

Empower Women to End World Hunger

November 26, 2014  | Read More »

A new report from the Bread for the World Institute entitled “When Women Flourish…We Can End Hunger,” states that women and girls are disproportionately affected by hunger and poverty because of discrimination practices against them. The report calls on the U.S. government to prioritize gender analysis in all U.S. global health and development programs to expose and address the inequalities that women and girls face.

Feature - Kenyan Women Pay the Price for Slum Water "Mafias"

November 26, 2014  | Read More »

NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising before dawn, the women emerged from their ramshackle shacks and squelched through the mud to stand in line for water in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum.

Banker Pay Is Where Nordic Sex Equality Ends as Women Trail

November 26, 2014  | Read More »

The Nordic region boasts the world’s smallest gender gap. But step into its banks and that gap widens, a lot.

How Has Women's Entrepreneurship Day Made a Real Difference?

November 26, 2014  | Read More »

Women across the world recently participated in Global Entrepreneurship Day, with a Global Entrepreneurship Day for Women taking place for the first time this year.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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