Table For 12, Please: Isabel Guzman, Small Business Administrator, Will Manage $1 Trillion in Relief

On March 16, the Senate confirmed Isabella Casillas Guzman, President Biden’s pick to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA), an agency that has seen its profile grow enormously in response to the pandemic. She is the first Latina to lead the agency and the only Latina in Biden’s diverse Cabinet.

“Now more than ever, our small businesses need us,” Guzman said.

For an Equitable Economy in 2021, We Must Center Black Women. Here Are Four Ways How.

To create an economy where Black women can succeed, we must center Black women in policy solutions, following the Black Women Best principle: “If Black women—who, since our nation’s founding, have been among the most excluded and exploited by the rules that structure our society—can one day thrive in the economy, then it must finally be working for everyone.”

Money Talks: It is Time to Pay for Parity

Financial sanctions and incentives to enforce gender quotas have been gaining popularity both in politics and business over the last decade.

But in the U.S., despite decades of demanding a seat at the table, women make up less than 30 percent of all elected officials. Political parties and our government have a role to play in improving women’s political representation up and down the ballot; and, it is time they start using their money to make it happen.

“Invisible Women”: Excluding 50 Percent of the World’s Population Has Real Consequences

For too long, women have been invisible in world affairs, and this invisibility of approximately 50 percent of the world’s population has real consequences. It leads to incomplete and inaccurate pictures of reality, which in turn leads to poorly planned policies, or perhaps a lack of policies in issue areas that need them.

Ultimately, the invisibility of women in world affairs leads to unnecessary pain and suffering, for women and men alike.

Expert Voices: Redressing Gender Imbalances, One Panel (or “Manel”) at a Time

The energy sector in Mexico is known for its gender imbalance. While women are underrepresented in board of directors in all sectors, the energy sector is worse, with only 3% female participation.

In order to support women’s advancement to the upper echelons of the industry, a group of prominent women in the sector have formed an advocacy organization called Voz Experta. The organization aims to advocate for its members to balance out expert panels composed only of men, or “manels.”

#TaylorIsFree: Taylor Swift Takes Back What’s Hers

Taylor Swift knows what her words are worth—and she’s about to show us. By re-recording her music, she is reclaiming not only her work, but also her stories, memories and words.

Swift re-recording her masters is not only huge news for Swifties excited for updated versions of their favorite songs, but also a feminist victory for Swift and all female musicians.