Conversation Starters 2/7/17
What are you thinking about what is going on in the world? Here’s the top stories from women, ministry, and world news this week.
by Tristan Bridges, Pacific Standard
When you look for them, gender gaps seem to be almost everywhere, from athletic performance to workplace earnings to college integration. What’s more, they appear to be connected.
by Brooke Seipel, The Hill
A large group of federal employees have signed up to participate in a workshop on civil disobedience in the President Trump era.
by Monica Hesse, Washington Post
On Tuesday evening, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s long-empty seat. On Wednesday morning, liberals woke up, did the math and realized it was time to be concerned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fiber intake.
by Christopher Mele, The New York Times
by Phineas Rueckert, Global Citizen
Moving to a new country — whether or not that move is forced — presents many, many challenges. Finding a job, signing up for health insurance, enrolling in schools, filing taxes, things that are difficult enough to figure out in your native tongue, are exponentially harder in a foreign language.
by Tess Taylor, HR Drive
A growing number of women are blazing the path to become C-suite leaders - but not without considerable barriers in their way. Companies must step up their game if they hope to attract the best and brightest females to take their place among their star employees.
by Alanna Vagianos, The Huffington Post
Reminder: There’s no one way to dress like a woman.
by Caroline Kitchener, The Atlantic
Female alumni make 30 percent less, on average, than their male counterparts.
by Daniel Wenger, The New Yorker
How to resist Trump? Early the other morning, I put the question to Oregon’s Kate Brown, who in November became the first L.G.B.T. person to be elected governor of an American state, after being appointed to the position in 2015.