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Debra Condren

Entries by Debra Condren

Tiger Woods Just Don't Do It for Women Nike

(48) Comments | Posted December 12, 2009 | 5:26 PM

"Tiger and his family have Nike's full support," said the company, reportedly remaining committed to its $105 million, five-year deal with Woods following revelation of the golfer's mounting head count of mistresses.


Remember its awesome 1995 "If You Let Me Play" ad campaign with all those strong,...

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The Day My Son Almost Died

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2008 | 7:32 PM

I make my living teaching women how to own their ambition in a society that has a double standard. It's our prevailing cultural paradigm: ambitious men are go-getters, but ambitious women are bitches.

I define ambition as that which drives our creative existence, provides an outlet for our talents...

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NY Women's Agenda Spotlights the Need for Equal Pay Legislation

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2008 | 8:48 PM

Council Member Helen Sears and the New York Women's Agenda Spotlight the need for Equal Pay Legislation for Women and People of Color at 2nd Annual Equal Pay Day Rally on NYC Steps of City Hall

Press Conference & Rally
Before City Council Hearing on Equal...

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(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2008 | 9:37 PM

As women, how can we deal with male co-workers who are, say, socially inept, professionally awkward, make inappropriate comments, but aren't harassing us, per se?

One great tactic is humor.

Franci J. Blassberg is a partner at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP and was named by...

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Clinton's Campaign Proves That the Scarlet Letter For 21st Century Women Stands For Ambition

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2008 | 9:26 PM

I'm traveling through the Little Rock, Arkansas airport hours after meeting in New York with a group of women to talk Hillary and women and ambition. Exiting security, the first thing I see, through the airport bookstore's window, is a large black and white poster of a photograph of Hillary,...

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Beat the Bitch? Straight Talk on the B-Bomb

(94) Comments | Posted November 14, 2007 | 5:46 PM

Monday, November 12. A small political gathering in South Carolina, captured by the local Fox affiliate: A female supporter asks John McCain,

"How do we beat the bitch?"

Massive chuckles all around, including from McCain, who looks a tad uncomfortable even as his shoulders shake with...

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Damsels In Success: Ratify Me

(9) Comments | Posted October 19, 2007 | 12:22 PM

There's a New Damsel in Town

To take the daily pulse in business, you have your morning coffee with the online business section of your newspaper of choice. Plus, you probably get breaking news e-mails throughout your workday. Obviously, these essential virtual destinations are where the old...

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One of My Kind: Boycott Bad Girl Personas

(7) Comments | Posted October 17, 2007 | 9:15 PM

Elvira's blood-sucking sidekick?

Titillating French maid/cheerleader/Paris Hilton cellmate?

Stroll the aisles of your neighborhood costume shop, and you'll find hundreds of opportunities to "get in touch with your feminine, erotic side."

Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, says that teen girls take advantage...

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Getting High or Getting By?

(14) Comments | Posted September 6, 2007 | 12:01 AM

Women who telecommute, at least part time, tell me, "I have a killer job."

The pièce de résistance of their professional setup? "I can work from home when I need to. I can bend my work schedule around my child's needs."

Turns out, that's a mixed blessing. It's...

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A Band of Sisters

(3) Comments | Posted April 22, 2007 | 8:21 PM

By the roots of our hair, shaking ourselves into awareness, linking arms and reaching our masses to, well, change the world.

Have you ever considered this?

"Women do two-thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one-tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent...

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Meet the Press: Meet the Men

(10) Comments | Posted April 15, 2007 | 12:40 PM

The controversy over Don Imus' comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team was discussed on this morning's Meet The Press. And who was at the table analyzing the racist and sexist attacks fired at these young women? David Books of The New York Times,

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Imus' Show Yanked -- Women Still Subjected to Subtle Discrimination with Long-Term Impact

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2007 | 10:46 AM

First published by PRLEAP.COM, April 14, 2007

Las Vegas, NV - April 14, 2007 - Advertisers General Motors, American Express, Sprint Nextel and others pulled dollars away from the beleaguered Don Imus' show as MSNBC and CBS Radio swiftly yanked the plug on the...

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We Are Neither Bitches, Nor Hos. Our Ambition Is a Virtue, Not a Dirty Word

(9) Comments | Posted April 11, 2007 | 11:11 PM

After losing major advertisers, and facing widespread calls for his firing for...are their words?...debasing the phenomenally talented Rutgers women's basketball team--and women of all ethnic backgrounds--the radio host has been dropped from the schedule at the cable channel MSNBC.


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Hair, Hemlines and Husbands: Time to Shift the Focus

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2007 | 5:50 PM

Women have made significant progress in the political arena, but we still have work to do.

Ilana Goldman, President of Women's Campaign Forum, notes: "From community organizing to the legislative process to the nomination and confirmation of judges, it is clear that we need women involved now more...

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