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 she offers — like speed mentoring sessions — and some of the challenges she’s faced while getting the company started. To find out more about TwoMentor, visit twomentor.com. (Looking for Episode 10? It’s here: Special Feature: Women in Politics!)...

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Spring 2017 Edition: The Future is Female

From the editor: There’s an awakening sense among women that the personal is more political than it has been in a generation. More women are joining protests, and there is expected to be a wave of women running for office in the next election. The Future is Female. WhiteHat Magazine’s Spring 2017 edition highlights the work women are doing to change the world–whether through politics, service, or entrepreneurship. From Tunisia to Ukraine to Guatemala, women are building the future, one idea at a time. – Chrisella Herzog, Editor in Chief Read the full edition, The Future is Female, here. Special...

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