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7 Proven Ways for Immigrant Womankind to Advance Success: The Case of Hannah Kain

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Stop Demonizing and Start Working America before election is routinely on a rollercoaster, drawn apart by conflicting forces. It's time for a sophist...

Spotlight on Trumpism vs. Feminism and Immigrant Women's Leadership

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

In the thick of Trumpism and vulgar sexism of some presidential debates, we still have candidates who push for gender equity.

Immigrant Women: Think Before You Leap!

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Thus, the real reason for Mr. Trump's base snowballing is his tapping people's economic woes. Playing the anti-political-correctness tunes and catering to people's prejudices might be reason three at best.

What Hillary Needs to Know: Immigrant-Refugee Specifics

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Missing Pieces in Anti-Terrorism Debate The scenes of the terrorist massacre in Paris shook the world - and also put a special spin on the presiden...

Senator Sanders Sends a Message. Who Gets It? Immigrant's Insight

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Branding Senator Sanders as "socialist" scares many people. But in his case there's nothing to be afraid of because his definition of socialism means preserving free market and civil liberties and adding a higher level of social justice.

Pregnancy Discrimination, Immigrant Women and Low-Wage Work

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

In the struggle for equal rights at work, much remains to be done. Advocates recognize that despite existing federal and state protections, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination when denied reasonable accommodations that would otherwise enable them to continue working and support their families.

Generation FF: Successes, Odds and New Year's Resolutions

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Multicultural women need more role models to infuse them with the American success mentality. I've interviewed one who naturally stands out.

Immigrant Women, Native American Women and Rape

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

As the NFL scandals keep breaking and a greater degree of attention is placed on violence against women, it is my hope that groups which do not get much attention in this conversation are brought more to the forefront: Native American and immigrant women.

American Family Values? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For many successful conservative talk show hosts "family values" acquired an anti-immigrant meaning associated with gaining social and political power.

Women's and Immigrant's Rights, Hand in Hand

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Although a better immigration policy would not have prevented the terrible conditions we see in Central America, it could have given them a safe place to run to, instead of having them "warehoused" at the border to be deported by our current broken system.

Are the Rich Any Good? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Whatever holes one may pick in Picketty and other economists, plutocracy is rooted deeply and rules the world. If this is indeed inevitable, what's to be done?

To Flee Abuse, Immigrants Need to Keep Car Keys

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Immigrant women in Georgia need a driver's license in order to navigate their lives with dignity and without dependence on others, including their abusers in the case of domestic violence survivors.

I Can Do Anything Better Than You!

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

I'm an immigrant writing about successful immigrant women, regretting that I'd never had a book portraying such role models. The topic simply never received the attention it deserves.

Standing With Sangeeta

Deepa Iyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Deepa Iyer

We all deserve to engage in our jobs with dignity, whether we work in the corner office of a high-rise, the inside of a cab, or behind closed doors in a home. Standing with Sangeeta means that we stand for the rights of those who experience workplace abuse.

The Other Immigrant Women: Former Fulbright Fellows for America

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.

What Women Want: Immigrant Women-Leaders' Perspective

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sources, along with my own book research, indicate that immigrant women are seeking much the same thing as native-born women, with important stylistic variations stemming from cultural differences and childcare options:

Sabrina Siddiqui

D.C. Nonprofit Helps Immigrant, Low-Income Women Start Businesses

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Paulette Mpouma, a Cameroon refugee and working mother of four, enrolled in classes at non-profit organization Empowered ...

What's So Funny About Immigration Reform?

Mallika Dutt | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Mallika Dutt

At press time, the Senate version of the reform bill -- with some notable and troubling exceptions -- includes strong protections for immigrant women and enables them to walk the path to citizenship. We need to make sure it stays at least as strong, inclusive, and fair as it is now.

For Immigrant Women, the American Dream Is Alive and Well

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The European mass media overemphasize American materialistic pursuits and the bigger-the-better mentality. Yet, many successful American women immigrants know better than to be sucked in by this simplistic image.

Promise to Protect Immigrant Women's Rights

Mallika Dutt | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Mallika Dutt

We stand today at a watershed moment. At least three moments, actually. And I believe that if we seize them all together, right now, we can advance the rights and improve the lives of all women in America.

A Valentine's Day Plea: Love Doesn't Stop at Borders

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 04.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

For many women immigrants and same-sex couples, Valentine's Day is a time they remember their separation from those they love and continue to face the fear that their families could be needlessly torn apart.

Immigrants' Greatest Potential Ally - American Women

Elena Shore | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

And with the Mexican American population booming -- through birth, not immigration - the new target of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino hysteria is now the pregnant mother.

Laura Bassett

Conyers: GOP's Violence Against Women Act 'Is A Move Backwards'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Five minutes into a House Judiciary Committee mark-up of the GOP's Violence Against Women Act, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) called the bill a "flat-out...

Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law Hits Women the Hardest

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arcelia Hurtado

The vulnerable socio-economic status of Latina immigrant women makes them more prone to suffer workplace sexual harassment and violence. But they can never report it lest they be arrested.

A Losing Proposition -- How Immigration Enforcement Hurts Women and Communities

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

A teenage immigrant girl wants to report a sexual assault by her employer but fears that local law enforcement will detain her, rather than prosecute the perpetrator.