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What Good Is Fame?

Susan Danish | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

I marvel at how many different ways there are to become "famous" these days...reality TV (hello, Kardashians!), YouTube, and so forth and yet how hard it can be to be recognized for substantive and positive, world-changing accomplishments.

National Women's History Museum

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.15.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

There may be a women's history museum on the Washington Mall, if some powerful and generous people have their way.

Making the Case for a National Women's History Museum

Joan Wages | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

As a young girl sitting through history classes, I often wondered where were the women during all of that time? It was as though I was learning men's history. Where was women's history?

Celebrating Entrepreneurial American Women

Cindy Bates | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Cindy Bates

From a changing legislative landscape, to a dramatically evolving cultural and social backdrop, the path of women entrepreneurs is marked by sometimes surprising obstacles and often inspiring triumphs.

Andrea Stone

Women's Museum Seeks To Improve On Checkered Past | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Women's History Museum has made changes to its governance and is sharpening its mission after a Huffington Post investigati...

Christina Wilkie

Meryl Streep-Backed Museum Project In Jeopardy | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Support from donors and elected officials for a National Women's History Museum appears to have evaporated after a recent Huffington Pos...

Andrea Stone

Women's Museum, Under Scrutiny, Seeks Ph.D. | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Better late than never. Days after a Huffington Post investigation revealed a host of problems at the nascent National Women's Histor...

Andrea Stone

Blight At The Museum: Why Washington Still Has No Women's History Museum | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen years ago, a small band of women working on Capitol Hill launched a campaign to "Free the Sisters of the Crypt" and raised $85,0...

Help Meryl Streep (and Other Iron Ladies) Teach Rush Limbaugh a Lesson

Keli Goff | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

March happens to be Women's History Month. While we all know that for the next month we can look forward to occasional references to our country's greatest women, you may not know that we still don't have a national museum to honor the contributions of women.

Meryl Streep Plans To Open Museum

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Meryl Streep will appear as Margaret Thatcher in the new film, "The Iron Lady," but the Oscar-winning actress has more on her mind that merely playing...

Andrea Stone

National Women's History Museum Placates Conservatives To Get Bill Passed In Congress | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after two alpha males on Capitol Hill slew a bill to allow a National Women's History Museum here, the head of the nascent...

Meryl Streep Gets Historical

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gerit Quealy

Meryl Streep's recent speech pointed out the ridiculous fact that we still don't have an actual National Women's History Museum. The bill that would make it possible has been submitted every year for seven years.

Equality: Past, Present and Future

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Of the 211 statues in our nation's Capitol, only 11 are of female leaders. This is not because great women didn't exist. It is simply the case that we can do a great deal better in telling the whole story.

National Women's History Museum Needs A Permanent Site

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The National Women's History Museum was founded in 1996 to rectify what was seen as underrepresentation of females in history books and museums across...

Feminism Online

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

To me, the key to the Fem2.0 conference on February 2 was to mashup, interact, and expand the dialogue.