Women’s News: National Women’s Political Caucus is asking why Santa Clara County has so few women in elected office

By Carol Rosen, Correspondent

When Charlotte Powers sat on San Jose’s city council, that body included eight women and three men, as well as women filling the positions of city manager and city attorney.

This year only two women sit on the council, and one of them will be termed out at the end of this year. And there’s only one woman on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She was elected last year to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of George Shirakawa Jr.

Some women in the area find this situation distasteful and have restarted the National Women’s Political Caucus, which has been dormant for years, and begun a chapter of Democratic Activists for Women Now. The two groups are encouraging women to run for office.

Read More: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neighborhoods/ci_25331660/national-womens-political-caucus-is-asking-why-santa

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Women’s News: Maria Shriver Is Trying To Teach Her Daughters To Be ‘Providers’

Sasha Bronner


What does it take to get to the top — without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the “hows” of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.

Maria Shriver met the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles last week and took to her blog to write about it. One sentence that stands out in particular is, “You must calm yourself and your world from the inside. If we can get that right we can right the world.”

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/maria-shriver-making-it-work_n_4937001.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

An inspiration: Mori Gabriella Montgomery shares her domestic violence story on social media


Kate Midena

A NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD woman from Las Vegas has become the unofficial ambassador in the fight against domestic violence, harnessing the power of social media to share her story with the world.

Aspiring model Mori Gabriella Montgomery — who goes by the username bambiiiii_ — took her story to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, amassing hundreds of thousands of followers by choosing to tell her story about being beaten by the man she was dating.

Read More: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/an-inspiration-mori-gabriella-montgomery-shares-her-domestic-violence-story-on-social-media/story-fnixw28f-1226851519160