Author: Chrisella Herzog

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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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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Special Feature: Jamila Debbech Ksiksi, MP from Tunisia

Jamila Debbech Ksiksi is a member of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People in Tunisia, and belongs to the Ennahdha Party. She was elected into office in October 2014, and in 2016 she was appointed to the position of Assistant to the President of the Assembly. Jamila has worked to fight corruption, to implement economic and social reforms, and to promote human rights, all while working to establish constitutional institutions in Tunisia and to strengthen the position of women in decision-making positions. Jamila spoke with me in Arabic for this interview, all of which I have included in this episode, except for the first which was truncated due to a recording error. Jamila’s comments are translated today by Sara Kamel. 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...

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