Author: Chrisella Herzog

Trump Withdraws from Paris Accord, “Rejects the Future”

Complete with a military jazz quartet to accompany the announcement in the Rose Garden and anger about the decision just outside the White House and across the country, President Trump announced he would start the United States on a path to withdraw from the widely popular Paris climate agreement. At least one person in attendance described the joyful optics while journalists pulled off their jackets from the heat as “surreal… it’s like the Titanic band.” In his speech, Trump declared he would begin the process of renegotiating the Paris Agreement, using as the basis for his logic a push...

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Book Review: “Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online” by Bailey Poland

Every morning, Bailey Poland wakes up and goes online, following a routine familiar to most of us: read the news, check email and social media. From there, her routine will be familiar to many women, especially those with an active internet presence: she checks on the accounts that have sent her rape threats recently, to see if a report has been updated or if they are planning another wave of attacks; the she scrolls through the Facebook groups and blogs and other public postings to see if groups that coordinate harassment of women online are planning another attack on...

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Yates: Flynn Was Vulnerable to “Russian Blackmail”

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism today, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Senators that there was an urgent concern that former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn was compromised and open to blackmail by Russian actors. Gen. Flynn remained National Security Advisor for 18 days after Yates warned the White House that his conduct compromised national security. The Trump Administration only fired Flynn after the Washington Post reported Flynn had conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, on the same day the Obama Administration announced sanctions. Yates: "You...

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Episode 11: Julie Kantor of TwoMentor

On this episode of Bosses Who Brunch, I talked with Julie Kantor, founder of TwoMentor. Based in Washington, DC, TwoMentor focuses on STEM diversity and mentorship programs, and helps organizations — big and small — implement programs to that advance women to leadership positions in STEM careers. Over a Skype call, Julie and I talk about some of the programs TwoMentor offers — like speed mentoring sessions — and some of the challenges she’s faced while getting TwoMentor started. To find out more about TwoMentor, visit twomentor.com. (Looking for Episode 10? It’s here: Special Feature: Women in Politics!) Disclosure: Fibonacci Media Co./WhiteHat Magazine participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates...

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Special Feature: Alona Shkrum, MP from Ukraine

Alona Shkrum is a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine where she represents the Batkivshchyna faction. She entered office in November 2014 following a revolution that overthrew the Yanukovich government, and she works to reform her country’s civil service and judiciary, and to promote human rights. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a special podcast feature, produced in partnership with our friends at the Diplomatic Courier. In this 5-part feature, I talk to international women leaders who ran for office, and are working to change their communities through public service. These women were brought to Washington, DC to be honored at an International Women’s Day celebration by the Women’s Democracy Network, a multi-partisan initiative of the International Republican Institute that works to increase women’s political participation, leadership, and representation in elected office in every region of the world. I sat down with these women leaders at the National Press Club to discuss their vision for their...

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