Perhaps I'm biased, but Chicago is a special place for women. The women who hail from this city are more than historic; they are change agents.
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As a journalist I wrote about the bravery of so many others -- Hill was just one of hundreds of women I profiled and opined about. I spoke openly of their bravery. I was not ready to own mine.
This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in publicly funded programs. It has increased girls' access to public education, extracurricular programs and, yes, athletics, for which it's best known.
When it comes to stimulus-related government contracts for small business, women's business, and minority-owned businesses, there are but few happy campers.
Women and children first -- first to get aid from gentlemen on a sinking ship, but also first to sink in a financial downturn.
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