Aloud Blog

March 5, 2010
Thanks to Sylvia Pressler, young girls have more opportunity in sports. A jurist and an author, Pressler is best known for her 1973 ruling that opened the doors for girls to play Little League baseball. The case involved 12-year-old Maria Pepe of...
March 4, 2010
  Last week NYWICI received an email from Manny Gonzalez of HispanicAd.com with a link to a column he had written. Under the headline "Do white women fear wise Latinas?" the article takes NYWICI to task for having no Latina Matrix honorees in the...
March 2, 2010
In honor of Women’s History Month, Aloud is profiling a series of great women communicators of the past and present, starting today with Alice Paul. Any way you slice it Alice Stokes Paul (1885–1977) was a remarkable woman. A primary driver behind...
March 1, 2010
March is Women’s History Month. Congress first declared it so in 1987 and has reconfirmed Women’s History Month every year since with a bipartisan resolution. As the Library of Congress explains on its website, women were largely left out of history...
February 26, 2010
We know that men and women generally think and speak differently, so it should not be surprising to discover that we also blog differently. Yet seeing that "people," "state" and "world" are among the most common words on blogs written by men whereas...
February 21, 2010
A recent post on Aloud discussed the presence of sexism in Super Bowl commercials. Now we are in the midst of another great sporting event, the Winter Olympics. While watching these exciting competitions, I couldn’t help but notice Procter &...
February 21, 2010
A recent post on Aloud discussed the presence of sexism in Super Bowl commercials. Now we are in the midst of another great sporting event, the Winter Olympics. While watching these exciting competitions, I couldn’t help but notice Procter &...
February 19, 2010
A few weeks into the great economic meltdown of 2008, I visited a friend and former client, an ex-journalist who had left the corporate world years earlier to establish a successful PR firm. My friend told me how he was besieged with calls from laid...
February 11, 2010
As always, last Sunday's Super Bowl generated tons of talk about sexism in advertising — racism and homophobia, too. We'd like to know what Aloud readers think about this year's ads. You can view all of the Super Bowl ads on Hulu Ad Zone, and as...
January 29, 2010
The iPad has finally arrived! This sleek device with a bright, colorful and vivid display but an unfortunate name that reminds me of adult diapers has Apple enthusiasts salivating over yet another overpriced gadget and the blogosphere and social...
January 20, 2010
“We Did It!” announced the Economist on its cover recently, and continued, “What happens when women are over half the workforce?” The magazine went on and flatly declared: “The rich world’s quiet revolution: women are gradually taking over the...
January 13, 2010
Last November Method Products, whose brand philosophy is "People Against Dirty," previewed a new commercial at the annual meeting of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Although the initial reaction was extremely positive, the aftermath...
December 17, 2009
Recently, there’s been a flurry of discussion about the growing dominance of women in public relations. In a blog post last month, Peppercom CEO Steve Cody called it “unsettling and unhealthy” and warned that the large majority of female staffers at...
December 16, 2009
In refreshing contrast to the all-male "Publisher's Weekly" 10 best books list we wrote about last month, the New York Times has issued its "Ten Best Books of 2009" — and women writers are in the lead. The list includes well-known writers like...
December 11, 2009
The Mission Aloud promotes NYWICI members' professional growth, enhances the organization's image and helps attract new members by providing timely, insightful, occasionally controversial viewpoints on topics that are relevant to women's...

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