Topical Punch: We Need More Women Leaders…

Political Cartoon, courtesy of Kap/Spain, politicalcartoons.com

Our CEO, Paul Schmitz, writes for the Washington Post Blog, On Leadership.  His latest blog post examines the recent scandal featuring IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  He originally wanted to title it, “We Need More Women Leaders”, but WaPo redubbed it, “Why Leaders Personal Lives Matter.”

Click on the money quote below to get to the full blog post.

We need more women leaders. It is outrageous that we still have tremendous gender disparities in leadership. Even in the nonprofit sector, the sector that should be most inclusive as it works to improve our communities and quality of life, there is a glass ceiling and gaps in leadership and pay at the top.

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Application countdown Q&A | Vicente Escobedo

Vicente Escobedo, San Antonio 2008

As we count down to the final application deadline for the next Public Allies class, we invite you to listen to snippets from conversations we’ve had with our Alumni. It’ll give you a glimpse into the Public Allies experience and the impact it has on a person’s life and career. Today, please meet Vicente Escobedo, a San Antonio 2008 alumnus. Vicente has been supporting single dads since he became a dad himself in high school, and today he continues that work as an outreach coordinator for the San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign.

Public Allies: How did you learn about the Public Allies program?

Vicente Escobedo: I was working with the Fatherhood Campaign, and the Read the rest of this entry »

Application Countdown Q&A | Josh Whitehead

As we count down to the final application deadline for the next Public Allies class, we invite you to listen to snippets from conversations we’ve had with our Alumni. As you do, you’ll get a glimpse into the Public Allies experience and the impact it has on a person’s life and career. Today, please meet Josh Whitehead, a Cincinnati 2001 alumnus. Josh grew up in Memphis and learned about Public Allies when he was a grad student studying community planning at the University of Cincinnati. Now he has a law degree and he’s back in Memphis, where he’s the Memphis and Shelby County Planning Director.

Public Allies: When you were an Ally, you were placed at an organization Read the rest of this entry »

Yahoo for Central Florida!

Lindsay Mays (third from right) with her fellow PA CF'ers.

We can tell you about Public Allies all we want, but it’s especially insightful to get the Ally perspective.  Lindsay Mays, of the inaugural class of Central Florida Allies, volunteered her story over at Yahoo Answers to help someone who Read the rest of this entry »

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