A New Radio Show: Work/Life & Hourly Workers: Best practices from Best Companies

Work/Life & Hourly Workers: Best practices from Best Companies

Fem2.0 is proud to announce that we'll be continuing our TalkShoe radio series on work/life next week with Work/Life & Hourly Workers: Best practices from Best Companies. Join moderator Leanne Chase of Career Life Connection on Tuesday, April 20 at 2PM EDT to discuss worklife solutions for hourly workers. Guests Carol Evans, CEO of Working Mother Media and Donna Klein, Executive Chair & Founder of Corporate Voices for Working Families will discuss the upcoming "Best Companies for Hourly Workers" survey and will share why it's so crucial for every American worker to have flexibility, no matter what their job is. They will also share best practices from companies that are figuring out how to accommodate hourly employees and flex.

You can send in your questions ahead of time to events@workingmother.com. As before, you can participate online through the TalkShoe website or Twitter. You can listen from your computer or pick up the phone (see call-in information below).

Tuesday, April 20, 2:00 PM EST, here

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 74229

Host: Leanne Chase, Career Life Connection

Carol Evans, CEO of Working Mother Media
Donna Klein, Executive Chair and Founder of Corporate Voices for Working Families

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New on the Blog

Ronak Ghorbani, editor-in-chief of McClung's in Toronto, recently interviewed several feminist bloggers and organizations for her final project at the Ryerson School of Journalism, and the results were featured on the Fem2.0 blog.

Feminists have been using the web for political purposes for over a decade now but it is only recently with the blogging explosion that this once relatively small niche has quickly expanded. In 2008, BlogHer  - the largest female blogging community publishing 2,500 blogs by women - reported that every week, 36.2 million American women partake in the blogosphere. Up north, in 2005 Statistics Canada found that 68 per cent of Canadian women were using the internet.

For Judy Rebick, a pioneer Canadian feminist and former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, social media has changed traditional methods of activism.

"In the past, [we] had to rely on the mainstream media, and the filter of the mainstream media, to get to people. Or we put out our own newspapers which got to a very tiny group of people. So social media gets to way more people than any social movement's ever been able to get to," Rebick says. "If you put something up on Twitter or Facebook, it can go viral and get to way more people than you could've ever reached in old ways."

Also on the blog, two new weekly features have taken over on Tuesdays and Fridays. Find some of the week's women's news and featured blog pieces on Tuesdays. On Fridays, check out upcoming feminist events and great reads. Have a piece or an event to share? Let us know!

Here are a few of today's finds:

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from April 19 to 21, women's rights advocates, gender experts, legal practitioners and others will speak for gender justice at Gender Justice Dialogue. If you can't make it, follow on Twitter and Facebook and see media coverage on Delicious (via Feminist Majority Foundation).

In NY April 24? Join the HERS Foundation for their 28th Annual Hysterectomy Conference. Congresswoman Maloneywill deliver the keynote address. (via Feminist Majority Foundation)


Join the YWCA for their third annual Stand Against Racism 2010 on April 30, near the White House in D.C. or at a variety of participating locations. You can even organize your own with YWCA's free tools. (via YWTF DC)

Finally, Meg Massey took on the

recent Lilith Fair controversy over CPC's



Once I heard that the inclusion of CPCs was likely due to a "pro-woman" web search, my first thought was that that mistake is a pretty easy one to make. After all, most CPCs frame their mission as supporting pregnant women or women facing unplanned pregnancies. Out of context, that's a pretty pro-woman message. The problem is that their support is predicated on providing women with misleading and false information about abortion, birth control, and other critical sexual and reproductive health topics.

See you on the web!