Women in America: Enlightening Womens’ Minds, and Empowering Womens’ Hearts

As women’s history month launches, the White House published a new report — We’ve got a ways to go, baby.  “At all levels of education, women earned about 75 percent of what their male counterparts earned in 2009…women are more likely to be in poverty than men….economic inequities …more acute for women of color.” How shall we change that?

As I read the above post by expert author Judy Bradt, who has been a guest on the PI Window on Business many times including as part of a guest panel discussion regarding the just released White House Report “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being,” I must admit I was a little taken aback by the numbers.

After all, haven’t the women in modern American society come a long way from the days of Genevieve Clark, and the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920?

Certainly the comment (and he is sincere here) by my fellow combatant from the south on the 49th Parallel Forum Jim Bouchard, that his wife Alex is the power behind the throne – as the show’s moderator she is certainly the voice of reason, one would reasonably assume that the anecdotal reference points in society today would mean that equalization between the sexes has been achieved.  Or has it?

Joining me tonight at 9:00 PM EST to discuss this most recent report on the State of the Union relative to how women fare today both domestically as well as in an increasingly globalized community is Pure Soapbox author and let’s face it a force to be reckoned with Kimberlie Dykeman and, Alexys “Lexy” Thompson, who is the Regional Director for the International Women’s Day Event in the City of Houston on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011.

Remember to use the following link to access both the live and on-demand broadcast “Women in America: Enlightening Womens’ Minds, and Empowering Womens’ Hearts.”

White House Report: Women In America:

About Kimberlie:

Kimberlie Dykeman is one of those people you don’t soon forget. If her smile and laugh don’t get you first, her energy and passion will. She has dedicated her life to being a motivator, entertainer and educator as a TV Host and Producer, Lifestyle Coach and Motivational Speaker, Radio Host, and Author.  Kimberlie’s charismatic presence and unique blend of natural curiosity, engaging charm and entertaining wit allow her to connect with and captivate any audience. Over the past dozen years, Kimberlie has pioneered a groundbreaking coaching system, grew into a sought-after wellness speaker and published author of Pure Soapbox, and launched the SOAPBOX® brand of motivational products. She further diversified her expertise and emerged as a TV host and authority on motivation in the entertainment industry.  From interviewing celebrities like Elton John, Andy Roddick and Guy Kawasaki to guest appearances on several network series, Kimberlie has privilege to work with clients, including: FOX, ABC, CBS, CMT, TLC, Emmis Communications, HDNet, Entercom, Compass Learning, Creative Nations, and AMS Pictures.   She has presented her signature SOAPBOX® platform to audiences nationwide, is a featured contributor in numerous published books, magazines, a dedicated LIVESTRONG™ fundraiser, and a burgeoning radio talk show host.  Everything Kimberlie does serves to motivate, entertain, and educate folks to live life to its fullest, and to become active citizens with purpose and unwavering optimism.  2011 will launch “PURE SOAPBOX with Kimberlie Dykeman” radio show, the SOAPBOX® mini-motivations book series, a college speaking tour, and a network reality show.   www.puresoapbox.com

About Lexy:

“I am humbled to have been asked to lead such a magical and world changing event in the Houston area. When Paula asked me if I would be interested I felt my heart leap for joy. Just early this year I was honored with an award from AWBA (American Women’s Business Association Greesnpoint Chapter) and now a few months later this passion of mine was being unleashed globally. I immediately had a core group of amazing women by my side ready and EXCITED to lead the charge with me. I believe that IT IS OUR TIME and that there has never been a time when our country has needed us more. I encourage us all to take action and BE involved, no more waiting for someone else to create the change you want to see in the world. Together we can shift the whole world! I look forward to meeting many of you and making history will ALL of you.”

Related Broadcasts:

June 23rd, 2010 – You Say Tomatoe, I Say Tomato: Comparing Men’s and Women’s Definition of Success

(Guest Panel: Dr. Gaby Cora, Pat Brown and Jennifer Allan)

June 23rd, 2010 – You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato: Comparing Men’s and Women’s Definition of Success

(Guest Panel: Karen Evans and Dr. Larina Kase)

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